WinXP SP3 Roll-out
It's been a wild week regarding SP3. This Tuesday, Redmond said that although SP3 was ready, they were going to give priority to Vista SP1, and that SP3 would have to wait. The reason given was bandwidth management. That caused a serious amount of noise from existing MSDN and TechNet users, who complained that the build had already made it on the bittorrent download sites and asked themselves why they would need to renew their subscriptions. However, Microsoft quickly came to its senses and around 10pm, April 23 the SP3 download appeared unannounced on both TechNet and MSDN. That's the right thing to do of course, as professional users need to go through a series of tests to make sure nothing breaks before they deploy. And for the large percentage of sites that is not planning to move their users to Vista any time soon, it's even more important to get their hands on SP3.
Unfortunately, there's not direct link to this story hosted at WServerNews.com. Currently (as of April 25th), it's posted at the top of their main page in the Editor's Corner, but I'm sure that'll change. I suppose if it doesn't appear prominently, you could search the site for the title and hope for the best. Worth a read, I think.