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    


.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…


Announcing New Office Sustained Engineering Blog for all Office update information

Hi all,   If you use Microsoft Office, a great new resource has recently come online to help you understand how Office updates work. The Office Sustained Engineering blog features release announcements, known issues, explanations of update behavior, and other information about Office updates. If you work with Office updates, it’s worth monitoring this page…


Windows Vista SP1 Prerequisite Releases

Hi all,   This week we’re releasing two more prerequisites for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 that will be coming later this quarter.  We wanted to let you know about them because they are both marked as Important updates (and they’re a little different than usual).   KB938371 is a multi-component update that supports the…


New Product Family Expression coming Tuesday, 1/22/08!

Next Tuesday, 1/22/08, we are adding a new product family to your WSUS server – Expression.   The Expression product family will include updates for all Expression products, including service packs, optional updates, and critical or security updates.   For additional information on Expression Studio Products see:  Tuesday, 1/22/08 we will be publishing the first Expression…


But wait…….there’s more…. Another new product family, Silverlight coming Tuesday, 1/22/08 !

We are also excited to announce a new product named Silverlight, is being made available to Microsoft Update site and WSUS customers Tuesday, January 22nd!  The Silverlight product family will include installers and updates for the Silverlight browser plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, enabling simplified delivery of media and rich Internet applications…


The Microsoft Update Catalog v1 is Live!

I am excited to announce that we have released version 1.0 of the Microsoft Update Catalog!  With the new Catalog, you can search for updates available through the Microsoft Update service and download them to your machine (regardless of whether the update is applicable to your machine).  You can also import updates from the Catalog…


MU Catalog Beta Preview is Live!

I’m happy to announce that we have released the Microsoft Update Catalog “Beta Preview / Alpha”.  What is the MU Catalog?  Official description… “It’s a service from Microsoft that provides a listing of updates that can be distributed over a corporate network. You can use it as a one-stop location for finding Microsoft software updates,…