It's one of the great truisms of IT: "Wait for Service Pack 1."

Through the years, that's been consistently excellent advice. It's not so much dogma as common sense. Unless there's a compelling business advantage to deploying a brand-new release, you'll suffer less downtime and require fewer antacids if you wait and watch as other people discover the places where it crashes or falls short.

Historically, Service Pack 1 for any Windows release has been an official declaration that Microsoft believes it's found, fixed, and documented all the bugs in the original release. It's the all-clear signal for conservative IT folks to begin thinking about d ...

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