Just a quick heads up that the WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate is now available for download from https://connect.microsoft.com. Just be sure to sign in and then select 'Available Connections' to see it. It's labeled "Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1 Release Candidate Site" in case you have trouble finding it. Here are some of the notes from the overview:
Thank you for joining the WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate Program and we welcome you to provide feedback on the Service Pack 1 through the channels listed below. By including you in our development process, we can ensure that our products meet the needs of our customers and are reliable.
WSUS 3.0 SP1 addresses a number of product fixes and includes the addition of support for forth coming Windows Server 2008 (code named Longhorn Server). The release notes on this release can be downloaded along with the build which provides more details on the installation.
Download Service Pack 1 and Documentation:
The downloads link on the left hand menu will take you to the download page for the following SP1 builds and documentation:
- WSUS 3.0 SP1 RC x86 Build
- WSUS 3.0 SP1 RC x64 Build
- WSUS 3.0 SP1 RC ReadMe
- WSUS 3.0 SP1 RC Pre Release License
- WSUS 3.0 Overview Document
- WSUS 3.0 Operations Guide
- WSUS 3.0 Step by Step Guide
Reporting Bugs:You can file bugs into our product group database from the feedback link and members of the product team will triage and agree on next steps.
Public Beta Newsgroups: We have 2 new public WSUS 3.0 SP1 Release Candidate newsgroups set up. The general group is your posts. Program announcements on this beta program are made in the announcements group.
These newsgroups are supported by an NNTP newsreader (e.g. Outlook express), and require a Connect ID and a personal password to access: Click Newsgroups on the left navigation bar to get the guidelines, newsgroup ID and info to setup your Connect newsgroup password. There are also instructions on how to setup and subscribe to the newsgroup using Outlook Express newsreader.