Service Pack 1 Wont Jump-start Office XP
Since there isn't much new in it, Service Pack 1 won't change the mind of any business that wasn't sold on Office XP in the first place.Service packs can be a tricky thing. Sometimes they serve as a signal that a product is now stable and ready for deployment. Other times they cause more problems than they fix and can set back product deployments. Microsoft Corp.s Office XP Service Pack 1, released earlier this month, probably isnt in the second category because there really isnt much new in it. Almost all of the service packs patches, fixes and updates have been available for download from Microsoft for at least a few months, and any problems from the patches have already been detected.
However, its also unclear whether this service pack will jump-start enterprise Office XP deployments, since it wont change the mind of any business that wasnt sold on Office XP in the first place.