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Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

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This document focuses on the changes in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and its implications for developers. Examples and details are provided for several of the technologies that are experiencing the biggest changes.
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    00_CIF_Front.DOC

    01_CIF_Intro.DOC

    02_CIF_Network_Protection.DOC

    03_CIF_Memory_Protection.DOC

    04_CIF_Email.DOC

    05_CIF_Browsing.DOC

    06_CIF_Maintenance.DOC

    07_CIF_Features.DOC

    08_CIF_Conclusion.DOC

    WinXPSP2_Documentation.zip

    Date Published:

    21/09/2004

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      In Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft is introducing a set of security technologies that will help to improve the ability of Windows XP-based computers to withstand malicious attacks from viruses and worms. The technologies include network protection, memory protection, safer e-mail handling, more secure browsing, and improved computer maintenance.

      Together, these security technologies will help to make it more difficult to attack Windows XP, even if the latest updates are not applied. These security technologies together are particularly useful in mitigation against worms and viruses.

      This document specifically focuses on the changes between Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 2 and reflects Microsoft’s thinking about Service Pack 2 and its implications for developers. Examples and details are provided for several of the technologies that are experiencing the biggest changes.

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    Windows 2000, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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