PowerTip: Quickly Find System Updates via PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to identify updates applied to a computer system.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find which updates are applied to my computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer 

Use the Get-Hotfix cmdlet. To find updates, use the Description parameter and specify Update:

Get-HotFix -Description Update

To find a specific hotfix by ID number, use the Id parameter:

Get-HotFix -id kb2741530