The mixed reports that I’ve read up to this point didn’t really nail down whether or not SSTP as a VPN protocol was going to be included in SP3. Last night I updated one of my machines to SP3 and confirmed it is not present. That’s a bummer. That’s an incredibly useful protocol and would have been extremely handy to backport to XP, but instead it’s still only supported for Vista or Server 2008 clients. Lame. I’m sure Microsoft didn’t want to give anyone more reason not to upgrade to Vista.


Recent content I've written for you—just for you!— to enjoy while you're here.


Quick commentary and links to other sources you'll find interesting. I promise.


Some personal background, links to related projects, and other ways to connect.

Hi there. My name is Tom Pacyk and this is my small home on the web. I love the intersection of design, technology, and communication, which is a combination that led me to a career in sales and marketing roles at places like Zoom and ServiceNow. They're a bit old now, but I also had the opportunity to publish a couple of books along the way.

Portland, Oregon is home for me, my wife Beth, and our three kids, but I'm actually a Midwestern transplant—I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to school at Purdue and Illinois. When I find some free time I'm probably going to concerts, rooting for the Portland Timbers, or working on my Sunshine Burn Photography project.