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…


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…


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.


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 Service Pack 1 availability update

IT Pros & WSUS admins,   We are excited about Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and the benefits it provides. We made all 36 languages of SP1 available on Windows Update earlier this week, and we’re planning to begin automatic distribution of SP1 in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese shortly, but first, we’d like to…


Hyper-V RC availability on Windows Update April 8th

Good afternoon folks!   As you may know, Hyper-V Release Candidate (RC) was made available on March 19th via the Microsoft Download Center. Tomorrow, we are making the RC package available as an Optional Update via Windows Update for all Windows Server 2008 SKUs, available for interactive download. It will also be published (classified as…


Vista SP1

Hi all,   Today we made Windows Vista SP1 available for Windows Vista systems in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.    What does this mean for you?  Well, here are some details of what you can expect:   Windows Update Users (or those of you who manage systems that directly connect to WU) From…


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…