December 2009 Update Release

On Tuesday, December 8th, 2009, Microsoft released 6
security updates.  In Office we are addressing 2 security vulnerabilities
with 2 security bulletins.  The security updates apply to:

  1. Microsoft
    Office Converters 2002,
    and Office
    Converter Pack
    , described in security bulletin MS09-067.
  2. Microsoft
    Office Project 2000,
    and 2003,
    described in security bulletin MS09-068.

For complete details, see "Microsoft
Security Updates for December 2009
" for home users and "Microsoft
Security Bulletin Summary for December 2009
" for IT professionals.

This month you will notice an update is available for the
validation tool
currently running with Office 2010.  We are testing
the release mechanism for Office 2010.  With this test we are looking for
a smooth transition when Office 2010 becomes publicly available.  Here are
the locations for x86
and x64

There will be a new product category under
the Office family today on Microsoft Update.  The new category will be
titled Office 2010. The Office 2010 product category will
include updates for the following categories: service packs, optional updates,
and critical updates or security updates.

For additional information on Office 2010
Products see:

2010 updates will be available via WSUS after Office 2010 releases (Office 2010
Beta updates are excluded from deployment via the WSUS distribution


released two updates to the Outlook 2003
and 2007
Junk Email Filter.

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