Review: Susan Bradley on Patch Management

I just finished listening to SBS Show episode #8.  It was published 4 days ago.  I’m just now getting to it, and that’s okay.  Podcasts are about time-shifting, or listening when it is convenient for you.  I’ve heard comments like “I don’t have an hour to dedicate to listening to an in-depth technical podcast every week”.  That’s okay, too.  Split your listening in to 20- or 30-minute chunks.  Fast-forward through the bits you don’t like.  This isn’t radio, you know <grin>.  Now, on to the review.

There’s a ton of good information in this show – Microsoft MVP Susan Bradley is widely recognized as the expert on the subject of patching an SBS box properly.  She shares her knowledge of what can be a rather dry subject in a very compelling and entertaining way.  I was very impressed with the way they were able to cover Microsoft Windows Update, WSUS, patch management, and more in a little over an hour.  Highly recommended.

One point of contention – Vlad makes a comment about Microsoft blogs being filtered.  That’s absolutely not the case.  Nobody reviews or edits this blog before I hit the ‘submit’ button.  Microsoft has made huge strides in the last few years in supporting, encouraging, and empowering its employees to give back to the community.  A big part of that is sharing our voices, unfiltered.

Anyway – if you haven’t heard the podcast, download it now: {MP3} … and then listen at your liesure :)