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OFFICE 2000 SR1A SET FOR RELEASE!!

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 1, 2000


Christopher Rice

    Here is an update to the article I did earlier last month on Office being yanked from the market.

Here is an update to the article I did earlier last month on Office being yanked from the market. I get a newsletter e-mailed to me that made me aware of this, once again, I think that the news letter stated it clearly.

   I get a newsletter e-mailed to me that made me aware of this, once again, I think that the news letter stated it clearly, so I will cut and paste it here:

 

       

Although Microsoft has remained quiet about the upcoming "fixed"

version of Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR1), the company

is finally set to release the new update, dubbed Office 2000 SR1a, any

day now. Microsoft released the original SR1 in late March, but many

users quickly found the update to be buggy or even uninstallable,

especially on Windows NT 4.0 systems that had been upgraded to Windows

2000. After the release, I was deluged with email from frantic users

who reported a variety of issues with the update, and on April 7, the

company admitted that it would be providing a new version on its Web

site.

Well, sort of. Oddly enough, Microsoft continues to supply users

with the original version of Office 2000 SR1 and provides few hints on

the Office Update Web site that a newer version will soon supercede

this hefty download. This behavior is particularly strange because

Microsoft will be basing a new release of Office 2000 on the SR1a code,

and users who ordered the original update on CD-ROM have been put on

hold while the fix is prepared. Microsoft originally stated that SR1a

would be available by the end of April but has obviously missed that

date.

However, those who ordered the SR1a release on CD-ROM were notified

this week that the product is backordered and will ship by the end of

May. Presumably, we can expect the downloadable version some time

before that.

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