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Are MS 'updates' like Blue really more than service packs?

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    Are MS 'updates' like Blue really more than service packs?


    Are Microsoft's new, more rapidly delivered releases like Windows Blue and the Visual Studio 2012 updates just 'service packs in chunks'? One Microsoft exec explains why they're not.

    "Update" is becoming an increasingly loaded -- and important -- word at Microsoft.

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    Are Microsoft 'updates' like Blue really more than service packs? | ZDNet

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    Well, service pack is just a pack of updates, that were already released, whereas blue is just a few new functions for metro, it is way too small to be called a new os version, and it not a sp, so i dont know how we should call this thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    Well, service pack is just a pack of updates, that were already released, whereas blue is just a few new functions for metro, it is way too small to be called a new os version, and it not a sp, so i dont know how we should call this thing.
    They should call it "Ressurection Packs". MS/Windows almost died after all that Windows 8 fiasco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    Well, service pack is just a pack of updates, that were already released, whereas blue is just a few new functions for metro, it is way too small to be called a new os version, and it not a sp, so i dont know how we should call this thing.
    They should call it "Ressurection Packs". MS/Windows almost died after all that Windows 8 fiasco.
    Even with windows blue it will be in ICU for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    Well, service pack is just a pack of updates, that were already released, whereas blue is just a few new functions for metro, it is way too small to be called a new os version, and it not a sp, so i dont know how we should call this thing.
    They should call it "Ressurection Packs". MS/Windows almost died after all that Windows 8 fiasco.
    Oh, yes. Because Windows 8 somehow magically made people not want Xbox, Office, Windows Server, Outlook, and everything else MS sells.
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