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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Office 2007 SP 2 .... coming soon

 Hi Folks, Just a heads up that SP2 for Office 2007 will be available soon through MU.  Be sure to check the Office Sustained Engineer team blog for the latest news on SP2 as it becomes available. thanks, The MU Team    

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Enabling Microsoft Update to keep Office 2003, Office XP, and other Microsoft Products Secure and Up-To-Date

  Hi Folks – We want to remind everyone that enabling Microsoft Update and keeping your computer up-to-date will give you the best possible experience with Windows.   Are you wondering about the difference between Windows Update and Microsoft Update?  Windows Update offers updates for Windows and drivers for your hardware and devices.  Microsoft Update offers…

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Upcoming updates for Windows 7 testing

Hi all,   Starting on February 24th we will be offering some test updates to Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) computers. We do typically verify update scenarios during a Beta, and releasing these test updates will help ensure that when we need to release real updates, the process will run smoothly. There will be at…

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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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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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Reminder - Windows Vista SP1 RC Builds Expire soon!

Hi there –   Quick reminder for all of you out there who helped test Windows Vista SP1 and may still be running  Release Candidate builds (any build less than 6.0.6001.18000).  The RC builds will expire on June 30th – so if you happen to running one, be sure to uninstall it before the end of…

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More on Windows XP Service Pack 3...

We’d like to provide more information and address reports you may have heard about  “continuous reboot loops” occurring upon the update to Windows XP SP3.    After investigation, we’ve determined this problem occurs on AMD-based machines with Windows XP images that were originally captured by an OEM on an Intel-based machine.   The problem is a…

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Windows XP Service Pack 3 Now Available on Windows Update

Hello, Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is now available on Windows Update (and the Microsoft Download Center)!    If you’d like to install it via WU today, you’ll need to visit the Windows Update website.  To do this, go to Windows Update and perform an express or custom install, make sure you see the service…

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