New WSUS Product Category for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

In case you missed the announcement on Friday, there will be a new product category added to the WSUS server Products and Classifications dialog under the existing System Center Virtual Machine Manager family called Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  This new category will allow all classifications of updates to be offered to… Read more

Troubleshooting and data gathering for WSUS

I was working with the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) support team a few months back looking for a way that we could help reduce the amount of time it takes to resolve a case as well as reduce the number of incidents we get, and one of the things that was suggested at the… Read more

Questions and answers from the October security bulletin webcast

The folks at the MSRC have posted the questions and answers from the security bulletin webcast we conducted on October 14 at this link. It was clear from all of the questions concerning MS09-062 (the GDI+ update) that there is some confusion on how to apply the update when you have a combination of SQL… Read more

The System Center Online Desktop Manager beta is coming soon

You’ve heard about it and read about and now you’ll soon have the chance to try it out yourself.  The System Center Online Desktop Manager beta is coming soon: The System Center Online team has been working hard in preparation for its next beta release of System Center Online Desktop Manager, expected in the fall… Read more

October 2009 Security Bulletin Release

Below is the summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for October 2009: This month, we released 13 new bulletins which address 33 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Since we published this information in our advance notification (ANS) last Thursday, we have been asked “is this the most bulletins Microsoft has ever released”?… Read more

Visual Studio product family to be renamed "Developer Tools, Runtimes, and Redistributables"

Looks like soon the Visual Studio product family will be renamed to “Developer Tools, Runtimes, and Redistributables” within WSUS.  The WSUS Product Team Blog has a post on this and you can read all the details below: ======== Very soon, the “Visual Studio” product family will be renamed to “Developer Tools, Runtimes, and Redistributables”.  The… Read more

October 2009 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

The folks over on the MSRC blog just announced Advance Notification for the October 2009 Security Bulletin Release: For October we are releasing 13 bulletins (eight critical and five important), addressing 34 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, Forefront, Developer Tools, and SQL Server. Most of these updates require a restart so please factor… Read more