IBM puts the skids on SP2
By Bill O'Brien (http://www.aliceandbill.com
Well, we've all been waiting for the much vaunted Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, haven't we? Apparently, not all of us. In a memo to employees, seen by CNET News.com, IBM's internal technology department stated that Windows XP SP2 will "change the behavior of Internet Explorer and cause some application incompatibilities." The memo also noted that some "high-profile, business-critical applications are also known to conflict with SP2."
Last week, Microsoft warned that customers using Microsoft Business Solutions CRM Sales for Outlook 1.2 will encounter problems with the software if they install SP2. Microsoft posted a patch to its Web site that it says fixes the problem.
I first heard the technical term for what's happening here annunciated in the movie 'Heartbreak Ridge' starring Clint Eastwood. The terminology contained two words and the first one is "cluster."