Tip of the Day: Security Updates Guide

Today’s Tip…

Microsoft has release a preview of a single destination for security vulnerability information. Check it out!

Rather than publishing bulletins to describe vulnerabilities, the new portal will let you view and search security vulnerability information in a single online database. The new portal enables you to do the following:

  • Sort and filter security vulnerability and update content, for example, by CVE, KB number, product, or release date.
  • Filter out products that don’t apply to you, and drill down to more detailed security update information for products that do.
  • Leverage a new RESTful API to obtain Microsoft security update information. This eliminates the need for you to employ outdated methods like screen-scraping of security bulletin web pages to assemble working databases of necessary and actionable information.

Security update information will be published as bulletins and on the Security Updates Guide until January 2017. After the January 2017 Update Tuesday release, Microsoft will only publish update information to the Security Updates Guide.


TechNet Blog: “Furthering our commitment to security updates” - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2016/11/08/furthering-our-commitment-to-security-updates/

Old: “Microsoft Security Bulletins” – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletins.aspx

New: “Security Updates Guide” -  https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

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