Windows XP Service Pack 2: the inside story

Monday, 27 December 2004, 10:04 AM EST

Recognizing how strategically important it was that Microsoft get this release right, Todd Wanke threw caution to the wind and signed on for what he initially envisioned as a three-month project. Over a year later, Todd and a virtual team of Microsofties that worked outside of the usually strict hierarchical system at Microsoft delivered Windows XP SP2 to an eager audience. The SP2 product they shipped bore little resemblance to Microsoft's original plans for the release, but was instead a far more secure and stable product that, ultimately, made XP a better operating system.

In early December, Paul Thurrott sat down with Todd, Ryan Burkhardt, and Jon Murchinson to discuss XP SP2 and the virtual team that made it happen. Here is their story.

By Paul Thurrott at Winsupersite.com

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