Microsoft's push to convert business customers to a new subscription software plan by Wednesday is causing some customers to abandon its products for cheaper alternatives.
Cash-strapped companies and governments are complaining about the insurance-like plan they must purchase now to avoid paying more for software upgrades in the future.
Source: IT Analysis
The Register has received further information regarding Microsoft's redesign of the product activation system, due to be introduced with WinXP Service Pack 1. Our sources say that yes, a slipstreamed install of SP1 will mean you have to get a new key from Microsoft, but confirm that if you just install over the existing installation this won't be the case.
Source: Europe Media
The Swiss government authority, Bundesamt für Informatik und Telekommunikation (BIT), has received the source code for Microsoft Windows XP as part of the shared source initiative.
Through this initiative the government will be able to upgrade its IT systems.
The BIT is the first Swiss authority to get access to the source code of Windows XP.
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1) provides the latest updates to Office XP. Office XP SP-1 contains significant security enhancements, and also improvements in stability and performance.
There is already a new leaked version of the Windows XP Service Pack 1 and this time it's build 1081. This service pack is the first one where Outlook Express is updated. As always are the mirrors available on Driverheaven and Fileconnect!