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Service Pack (SP)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Definition(s):

  Microsoft’s term for a collection of patches integrated into a single large update.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-44 Version 2 under Service Pack

  Special Publication – a designation for NIST documents, sometimes supporting FIPS.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-76-2 under SP

  A major upgrade to a Microsoft operating system that resolves dozens of functional and security problems and often introduces new features or makes significant configuration changes.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-69 [Withdrawn]