David Flatley

Tag: service pack 1

Thanks Bill and Microsoft for screwing up my weekend

by on Feb.24, 2008, under Adobe Flex, Nonsense, PXL Info

And costing me time and money I might add. It’s a good thing I came across this article online the other day. It seems that ole Bill and his pals at Microsoftunfurled their latest monkey patch for Vista in the form of Service Pack 1. Nothing new here, no big deal, but for me it was a big deal :)

My software, Attest, the Adobe Flex 2 Certified Developer practice exam happens to use it’s copy protection from a company that just so happens to be one of the very few on a list of other companies who’s software is affected by this update. Most of the other companies directly affected by SP1 are primarily made up of anti-virus, internet security, and anti-spyware manufacturers…….you know, no big deal. Who cares for that kind of software anyway, not Bill!

So as you can see, Bill releases monkey patch for Vista, that makes certain software programs explode that otherwise worked great, so those companies release updates for their products and “stuff” rolls downhill…….good thing I noticed that my software would be mangled and created an update, or I may have been hit with a ton of support issues without knowing that Bill decided to revamp his OS yet again.

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Microsoft released Office 2007 Service Pack

by on Dec.11, 2007, under Nonsense

I guess you can figure out where I get most of my news from. ZDNet posted this today:

First Office 2007, SharePoint 2007 service packs ready for download by ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley — Microsoft has released the first service pack (SPs) for Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007 — a calendar quarter ahead of schedule. So what’s coming in the first Office System 2007 SP update and how is it being rolled out? Read on.

Quick, run, go! Get it before something bad happens. Mary Jo Foley wrote on ZDNet that

There don’t seem to be any huge, show-stopper bugs that Microsoft is addressing in either of the new service packs.

but this is likely because if they did fix any gaping holes, there would leave less for them to do in the future. For a while, it’s been widely believed that Microsoft patched any existing holes by cramming the QuickTime player into them and holding the patch together with gum and popsicle sticks.

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