Upcoming Update for Microsoft Update Client

Hello, In an effort to provide additional protection for customers, we are releasing an update that further enhances the security of Windows Update / Microsoft Update (WU/MU) Client. Improvements include further hardening of infrastructure used by WU/MU client and a more secure communication channel between WU/MU Client and Service. The update is applicable to Windows…


Update to Windows Update, WSUS Coming This Week

Hello, As part of the phased mitigation strategy we outlined on the MSRC blog, an update was released with Security Advisory 2718704 that prevents unauthorized certificates from being used to attack Windows systems.  In an effort to provide additional protection for customers, the next action in our mitigation strategy is to further harden Windows Update…


Windows 7 Service Pack 1 available through Windows Update

Hi All,   Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 is now available on the Download Center (DLC) and also through Windows Update and WSUS.  On February 9th, we announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of SP1.  For Windows 7, SP1 will help keep your PCs well supported by delivering ongoing…

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Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Update

Hi All,   As you may have heard, Windows Live Essentials 2011 has been released. It will be available through Windows Update (WU) in the coming weeks, starting October 19th. This software upgrade will only be offered to users who have enabled updating through the Microsoft Update service. For more information about Windows Live Essentials…

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Windows Vista RTM and Windows XP SP2 End of Support

Hi All, Here’s a reminder for people running Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista RTM or SP1. Service packs are important for many reasons. They are a rollup of previously released Windows updates, and they typically contain software improvements that aren’t released in a stand-alone update. Service Packs are a part of Microsoft’s support policy….

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Reminder on upcoming update for Windows Update

Hi All,   Just a reminder, we are starting the Windows Update and Microsoft Update service upgrades today. The service upgrade will include updates to the online update services and the Windows Update (or Automatic Updates on XP) client code installed on your computer. As explained in our previous post, the upgrade will take several…

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Upcoming Update for Windows Update

Hi All,   Please be aware that beginning next month, we will start an upgrade to the Windows Update and Microsoft Update services. As a part of the service upgrade, an update to the Windows Update and Automatic Updates client code will be required. We will start this infrastructure update in late August, and it…

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Update Notifications and Install-at-Shutdown Behavior

Hi All,   There have been some recent questions about how users are notified about updates and comments that sometimes customers aren’t being notified that updates are available when they shut down their computer. We are investigating the reports and trying to clarify with the community exactly what people are experiencing. We also want to…

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Get ready for Vista and Win2k8 SP2!

Hi All,   Just a heads up to prepare for Windows Vista  and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2. It will be available in the coming weeks on the Download Center (DLC) and also through Windows Update and WSUS.  On April 28th, we announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows…

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Windows IE 8.0 Installation

Hi All, We’ve been hearing that there is some confusion with how Windows Internet Explorer 8 is offered through Windows Update (WU) and Automatic Updates (AU), so we thought we’d post a little bit of information regarding this update.   WU and AU will not automatically install Internet Explorer 8. It can be installed just…

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