Monday, February 27, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Oppo Brings 5X Optical Zoom To Dual-camera Smartphones
Kingston Ships 2TB USB Flash Drive
One-Blue Lowers Blu-ray Licensing Fees
Twitch to Sell Video Games on Streaming Site
Personal Computing Devices Outlook Remains Mildly Negative, Detachable Tablets And Convertible Notebooks See Growth
Gionee Launch New Selfie-focused A1 And A1 Plus Smartphones
RICOH R 360-degree, Live Streaming Camera Available For Pre-order
SD Association Adds Higher App Performance Class And Low Voltage Signaling
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 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's Outlook.com Premium Emal Service Now Available
Microsoft To Give A Face Lifting To Windows 10 With 'Project NEON'
Microsoft Edge Will Soon Get New Features
Cloud Services Boost Microsoft's Sales And Profit
Microsoft Announces Intune for Education And New Windows 10 PCs for School
Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV and Auto Mobility Partners showcase Technologies For Safe And Personalized Automated Friving at CES 2017
Microsoft Partners with TomTom Mapping Company On Azure
European Commission Approves Acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Subject to Conditions
Microsoft Is Careful With New Chatbot Zo, Now Available For Testing
Microsoft Offers Grants to Organizations Working to Improve Affordable Internet Access
Microsoft Wants To Bring Something Different in The Smartphone Market
Microsoft's Solitaire Game Now Available On iOS And Android

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .