IT Managers welcome Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate

Microsoft released a slew of product updates over the past few weeks, but the one IT administrators seem to care the most about is Windows Vista SP1, with many already having rolled out the release candidate for the service pack or planning to do so in the near future. In addition to the release candidate […]

Microsoft released a slew of product updates over the past few weeks, but the one IT administrators seem to care the most about is Windows Vista SP1, with many already having rolled out the release candidate for the service pack or planning to do so in the near future.

In addition to the release candidate of the Vista service pack, the software maker has rolled out other updates, including Office 2007 SP1, SharePoint 2007 SP1, Exchange 2007 SP1 and the release candidate for Windows XP SP3.

However, for some IT managers at smaller companies, dealing with all these upgrades at the same time can be overwhelming.

"Evaluating all the service packs at the same time is quite a job for a small business and can overload the IT department, so we attack them in order of importance," Jurgen Altziebler, interactive experience director for CoreBrand New York, told eWEEK. "Office SP1 is a no-brainer, while SharePoint will need time as our portals are highly customized."

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