Rollout start and client availability

Hi Folks –  Noticed a little confusion from our blog post yesterday regarding the Windows Update Agent Update availability.  Last night’s blog post was to give you some lead time before we started rolling out and making our standalone WUA update available.   We are on schedule to start the rollout Monday, 11/3/08.  Hope this helps…

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Windows Update Agent Update rolling out over the next couple of months

Hi everyone,   Over the next couple of months we’ll be rolling out another infrastructure update to the Windows Update agent (client code). This update makes it possible for users to install more than 80 updates at the same time. For more information about this update, please refer to KB949104 (section referring to the 7.2.6001.788…

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Windows Live OneCare category coming soon

Updated 10/30/08 :  WSUS admins will be seeing a new product category under the Windows Live product family in the future.  The new product category will be Windows Live OneCare.  Thank you, The MU Team

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Critical Security Update Released Today

Hello,   Microsoft has released a critical security update today, 10/23/2008 and made this update available via all update distribution channels.   For more information see:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067.

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Windows Update and Automatic Reboots

Windows Update plays an essential role in keeping your computer safe, and in order to do that, it sometimes has to reboot your computer.  In this blog post, we want to help clarify how WU reboots your machine (including key differences between XP and Vista behavior), why it does it, and how you can change…

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A New Resource about Windows Update is Available

  Hi Everyone –   Want  to better understand updating behavior and what Microsoft is trying to do with Windows Update? We’ve created a whitepaper called Windows Update Explained, which provides information about how Windows Update works, including how to check for, download, and install updates.  It also talks about reboots, the information Windows Update collects…

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IE 8.0 Beta 2 on WU

For all you WU users who happen to be running Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 on a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 system, we wanted to let you know that today we’re releasing IE8 Beta 2 to Windows Update so that getting the latest Beta is super easy and convenient for you (note IE8…

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New Product Families – Windows 7

Yesterday a new product category for Windows 7 Client was published to Windows Update and was made available to WSUS (another one for Windows 7 Server should be appearing soon as well). As with all of our other new product categories, this is for Microsoft teams who are publishing Windows 7 beta drivers/updates in the…

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Things to Know about Windows Search 4.0 installation…

Hey everyone,   Windows Search 4.0 has been available on WU for a few weeks now, and we’ve been getting some questions about installation failures and error code 0x643.  We’ve done some investigation and found out that the installation failure in this case may actually be caused by the computer configuration, which in most cases…

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Reminder – Windows Search 4 coming to WU soon…

Hi everyone –   Thought I’d drop a line and remind you that we’re planning to release Windows Search 4.0 (KB940157) via Windows Update sometime in late July.  Windows Search 4.0 updates previous versions of Search in Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP2 and Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2008, and…

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