You IT professionals out there (you know who you are)
probably already know this (because, you are like the mythical
town of Lake
Woebegon, Minnesota, where the women are strong, the men
are good looking and all of the children above average
intelligence(r)), but if you haven’t started testing
Microsoft’s latest Service Pack 2 Release Candidate 2
(instructions for installation
here), get it now. There are changes that will break
applications. Many of these applications are network related
and will fail because of the firewall that SP2 enables by
Release Notes list some of the applications that will have
to be updated or modified. Read the other information on the MS
site to find others.
Also, be on the lookout for updates from your own PC manufacturers.
The bottom line, in a corporate environment anyway, is that
SP2 may cause some problems. How many and what kind will depend
on what you are running. Most of you should be okay, but not
everyone will be so fortunate.