Microsoft has delayed the planned release date of its next update to Windows XP by about a month. Internally, Microsoft is now targeting a July release as opposed to the June release originally intended. Microsoft has already released one near-final “release candidate” version of the software but is planning on another one before it puts its stamp of approval on the software. Microsoft is still trying to incorporate the feedback it has gotten from testers of the software. Microsoft has shifted a significant number of its Windows staff to the service pack release, a move that has also pushed back the company’s timeframe for launching Longhorn.

Microsoft has delayed the planned release date of its next update to Windows XP by about a month. Internally, Microsoft is now targeting a July release as opposed to the June release originally intended. Microsoft has already released one near-final “release candidate” version of the software but is planning on another one before it puts its stamp of approval on the software. Microsoft is still trying to incorporate the feedback it has gotten from testers of the software. Microsoft has shifted a significant number of its Windows staff to the service pack release, a move that has also pushed back the company’s timeframe for launching Longhorn.