Microsoft occasionally releases hotfixes that are made available to you via your Partner or customer source. Services packs or second releases (for example, R2) are also released this way, but this is beyond the scope of this book.These hotfixes are installed as a model per hotfix to the SYP layer. The update must be coordinated with your Partner, who will apply the hotfix to its system and release an updated model of the supplied code. The only conflict resolutions you should be concerned with are conflicts to the code in your layers.
A hotfix can affect the following components: