Microsoft to Add Service Packs for Visual Studio, .Net Framework
While Microsoft will service current versions of its .Net development tools for the forthcoming Service Pack 2, the company on Monday said it has no plans to patch pre-2002 versions.Microsoft is planning to "service" its 2002 and 2003 versions of the .Net Framework and Visual Studio tool suite in order to insure they will work properly with Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 2. But versions of the .Net Framework and Visual Studio suite that predate 2002 wont be upgraded, a company spokesman said, as they lack a number of security enhancements needed by SP2. Microsoft will work to ensure that these tools continue to function correctly on XP SP2, however the tools may not benefit from enhanced XP SP2 security," the company warned.
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