Hi Folks -
Well we dont want to leave anyone in the lurch, or ruin anyone's holidays having to plan and execute on a quick migration at the last minute so, as many of you may have seen in the MSRC blog, we have decided to extend the SUS 1.0 support end-of-life date to Tues, July 10th, 2007.
Here is the official word:
In response to customer feedback, and to provide customers with additional time to migrate off Software Update Services (SUS) 1.0, Microsoft has announced an extension to the end of support date to Tuesday, July 10, 2007. Windows Server Update Services, (WSUS), the successor to SUS, supports updating for a broader set of Microsoft products and provides robust management and reporting features. Customers can download WSUS from http://www.microsoft.com/updateservices. Additionally, a beta version of the next release, WSUS 3.0 is available for evaluation. WSUS 3.0 is expected to be released in the first half of calendar year2007. More information about the WSUS 3.0 beta 2 can be found from http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
SUS customers wanting to upgrade to WSUS 3.0 when it releases, will still need to migrate to WSUS 2.0. There will be no upgrade path supported from SUS 1.0 to WSUS 3.0 and customers are still encouraged to plan and complete their WSUS migrations from SUS 1.0. SUS1.0 to WSUS Migration documentation can be found here: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/f/?en/Library/c86e95dc-381f-47a2-b761-1fe0f13ad3f41033.mspx. We will also have migration documentation published from SUS 1.0 to WSUS 3.0.
Hope this helps give some breathing room for some folks - but come on over to WSUS and leave your wimpy SUS server in the dust:)