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…


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…


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…


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.