Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
HP Reports Fiscal 2014 Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results
Hitachi Wearable Device Monitors Brain Functions
Hitachi Technology Stores Digital Data In 100 Recording Layers, Data Can be Stored For 300 million Years
Sony To Provide Refunds To Users Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita
Blu-ray Movie Discs Used As Templates For Improving Solar Cell Performance
PC Outlook Remains Cautious
Trade Your iPhone for BlackBerry Passport And Get $550
GreatFire.org Unblocks BBC Chinese
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > General Computing > Windows...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, August 05, 2004
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Breaks Microsoft CRM


Solution providers have known for some time that the upcoming major update to Windows XP--dubbed Service Pack 2--will break custom applications. But now it appears SP2 will break off-the-shelf Microsoft apps as well.

According to a posting on Microsoft's download site, installation of Windows XP SP2 will break the Outlook Sales client of Microsoft CRM 1.2. The fix involves an update to the CRM server and Outlook client plus some manual workarounds, according to the post.

Microsoft has promised to release the final code for SP2 this month.

Designed to bolster core security of Windows XP, SP2 is a major release. That has prompted many industry observers to criticize the update's characterization as a Service Pack. By Microsoft's own definition, Service Packs aren't supposed to require major reworking or recertification of applications.

Some solution providers shrugged off the news. "It's not a big deal. We just have to advise our customers not to install SP2 until the fixes are made," said Ben Holtz, president of Green Beacon, Watertown, Mass.

Yacov Wrocherinsky, president of New York-based solution provider Infinity Info Systems, said SP2 will cause disruptions but will be worth it. "Once they address it, it'll be fixed forever. They've invested so many people and resources on it, it'll get done," Wrocherinsky said.

Other observers said the rolling fixes, where bugs and security issues that dog one product ripple throughout the software stack, illustrate the pitfalls of Microsoft's "integrated innovation" game plan.

Also this month, Microsoft Business Solutions is on tap to ship a CRM feature pack with added support for mobile devices. So far, it's unclear whether that software will need workarounds as well.

From CRN



Previous
Next
Western Digital Builds Hi-Cap Hard Drives        All News        Kodak intros 5Mp, 10x-zoom DX7590
Western Digital Builds Hi-Cap Hard Drives     General Computing News      Windows XP update delayed again

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Slashes Prices Of Xbox One, Surface 3 For Black Friday
Samsung Loses Bid Against Microsoft
Microsoft To Offer Digital Services To Real Madrid Soccer Fans
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Update Fixes Bugs
Microsoft's 3D Soundscape Technology Research Helps Visually Impaired
Microsoft Buys Cloud-security Company Aorato
Microsoft Takes .NET Open Source and Cross-platform, Adds New Capabilities With Visual Studio 2015, .NET 2015 and Visual Studio Online
Microsoft Bundles Office, Xbox, Skype for $199, Introduces Skype for Business
Lumia 535 Is Official
Microsoft and Dropbox Announce Surprising Collaboration On Mobile
Microsoft Introduces The Microsoft Health And Band
Microsoft To Embrace Real-Time Browser-based Calls

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .