Microsoft Corp. has announced the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 operating system, the successor to Windows XP Tablet PC Edition introduced in November 2002. Included as part of Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Windows XP SP2) with Advanced Security Technologies, this free upgrade offers Tablet PC users deeper pen-and-ink support including a redesigned input panel to create and enter text anywhere within Windows XP and familiar Windows XP-compatible applications.
For users who have already turned on the Automatic Updates feature of Windows XP, delivery of Windows XP SP2 and Tablet PC Edition 2005 has already begun. When a customer can expect to receive the update depends on a number of factors, including the customer's Internet usage, location and language, and the level of Internet demand for Windows XP SP2 and Tablet PC Edition 2005. Automatic Updates uses spare Internet capacity to progressively download updates without interfering with daily PC use and remains the recommended method for receiving Windows XP SP2 and Tablet PC Edition 2005.