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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Microsoft Pushes Windows XP SP3 To Late 2007

Microsoft has pushed back the delivery date of the next major Windows XP service pack update to the second half of 2007, as much as a year later than earlier reports had indicated.  According to Microsoft’s recently updated service pack road map, Windows XP Service Pack 3, or SP3, will release sometime after June 2007.  The date, which Microsoft says is preliminary, is about a year later than some 2005 reports cited after CEO Steve Ballmer held forth in Scandinavia.

In the same roadmap, Microsoft posted the second half of 2006 as the anticipated release frame for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Last week, Microsoft extended support for Windows XP Home through 2008, a change from earlier plans to drop support for the OS by the end of 2006.

Posted on 01/17