SP1 Wont Spur Office XP Sales

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-01-07 Email Print this article Print

There really isn't much new in Microsoft's Office XP Service Pack 1: Almost all of its fixes and updates have been available for at least a few months.

There really isnt much new in Microsofts Office XP Service Pack 1: Almost all of its fixes and updates have been available for at least a few months. In fact, SP1 probably wont change the mind of any business that wasnt sold on Office XP in the first place.

SP1 includes updates to most of the components in Office XP, and Microsoft claims that it will improve performance and stability. But, aside from the fact that removing bugs should improve performance and stability, I saw no noticeable differences after installing the service pack.

SP1 can be installed via the automatic update site at www.office.microsoft.com/productupdates. The complete 18MB file can be downloaded from www.office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/oxpsp1. aspx.

Sites that installed Office XP on CD-ROM must have the Office XP CD in the drive to install the service pack.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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