Microsoft Delays Delivery of Two New Patching SystemsBy Channel Insider Staff | Print
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The software maker says it needed to get its Windows Update and XP SP2 ducks in a row before moving on to upgrading its other patching wares.
TORONTOMicrosoft is delaying by a full year two of its four software patching/upgrade systems, company officials told those attending the worldwide partner conference here.
Microsoft's Windows Update Services, the product formerly known as
Mike Nash, the head of Microsoft's security business and technology unit, delivered the delay news to partners on Monday, the third day of the four-day partner conference. Nash said that WUS and MU both have dependencies on Windows Update, another of Microsoft's patching systems. Windows Update Version 5, the most recent release of that product, is due to go live simultaneously with Windows XP Service Pack 2.
"We had to get the foundation in place" before the company could move ahead with WUS and MU, Nash told Microsoft Watch.
Microsoft officials said at the partner show that