Details on the June 2016 Microsoft security update release

Yesterday we released security updates to provide additional protection against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to apply security updates as soon as they are released. More information about June’s security updates and advisories can be found in the Security TechNet Library. J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PMMicrosoft Enterprise Cloud Group… Read more

New update packages for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server

We’ve spent a lot of time over the past year talking about Windows 10 (including new roadmap details), but we also know that organizations are still working with Windows 7, regularly updating their Windows 7 SP1 images to include the latest updates, app versions and more. Because of this, we’re happy to announce that we’re… Read more

May 2016 Microsoft security update release

Yesterday we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to apply security updates as soon as they are released. More information about this month’s security updates and advisories can be found in the Security TechNet Library…. Read more

Details on Microsoft’s security update release for March 2016

Today Microsoft released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As always, we encourage customers to apply security updates as soon as they are released. For complete details see the following: Microsoft Security Bulletin for March 2016  Microsoft Security Advisories J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PMMicrosoft Enterprise Cloud Group… Read more

How to delete upgrades in WSUS

(Alternative title: “Help, I synched Upgrades before installing the patch!”  This applies to anyone who missed KB 3095113 when it was offered as a hotfix, and subsequently enabled synching of Upgrades in their environment.  The upgrades that were downloaded happen to be from the Windows 10 1511 feature upgrade, but these steps could be modified… Read more

Check out our new guide to Microsoft WSUS and Configuration Manager SUP maintenance

Just in case you missed it, Microsoft’s own Meghan Stewart just published a great guide covering all the why’s and how’s to WSUS and Configuration Manager Software Update Point maintenance. Whether you’re new to update maintenance or a seasoned pro, you’ll definitely want to give this one a read. You can find Meghan’s complete guide… Read more

HOTFIX: Update to enable WSUS support for Windows 10 feature upgrades

A new hotfix is available that enables Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to sync and distribute feature upgrades for Windows 10. Note that this hotfix is not required to enable WSUS to sync and distribute servicing updates for Windows 10. This hotfix also addresses an… Read more

For those on WSUS 3.0 SP2 (or SBS 2011)

As indicated in a previous post, we are making changes to WSUS 4.0 and later that will provide a smoother Windows 10 servicing experience.  Because WSUS 3.0 SP2 is already in extended support (receiving no support at all after July 2017), and we are not shipping these improvements further down-level, it is a good idea… Read more

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 coming to WSUS

Hi WSUS Admins, The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 will be made available via Windows Server Update Services for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 platforms on 26 January 2016 and this blog highlights some of the key aspects. The .NET Framework is a development platform for building apps for Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Server, and… Read more

January 2016 Security Update Release Summary

Today we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to apply security updates as soon as they are released. More information about this month’s security updates and advisories can be found in the Security TechNet Library.  MSRC Team… Read more