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…


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…


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…


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…


Upcoming Expiration Reminders of Windows XP and Windows Vista SP Blocker Tools

 Hi Folks, Just a reminder, If you have used the Service Pack Blocker Tool for Windows XP or Windows Vista then make sure you’re prepared for the expiration of the blocker tool. The Windows Vista blocker tool expires on April 28, 2009. The Windows XP SP3 blocker tool expires May 19, 2009.   For those of…


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    


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…


.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Package Clarification

Hi Folks,   We’ve been noticing some questions regarding the recent update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 titled “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847)”.  This update includes a full family update for .NET Framework bringing versions 2.0 and greater, up to version 3.5 SP1, as well as…


Keeping Windows 7 Beta up-to-date with Microsoft Update and Windows Update

Hi Everyone!   As you may have heard, we recently released Windows 7 Beta. We’re very excited about this release and want to make sure you know how we’re going to support Windows 7 Beta with Windows Update and Microsoft Update. The first thing we want to mention is that it is a Beta release….


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…