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…


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…


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…


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


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.