Hi Folks -
Just a post to our many RC beta partners dilligently testing WSUS v3 RC in our public program.
First off, many, many thanks for the really impressive testing and awesome feedback you've provided so far on the WSUS 3 RC release.
The quality and volume of new bugs found, and validation of bugs we had suspected or found internally was outstanding. As we wind down for the final release, we sincerely want to thank you for taking the time to participate in the RC program and giving us feedback and suggestions on the WSUS 3.0 product and experience.
For existing active bugs/feedback items, if you have not attached logs to the item, please check your item and do so before end of day PDT Friday, 4/13/07. We have propped a revised log collection tool on the download page of the WSUS Connect site. When run from its installed location this tool will collect all the logs we need and put them in a Cab file for easy attachment to your feedback issue.
For new bugs, they must be filed with logs attached for consideration by the same time, before end of day PDT Friday, 4/13/07. After that time the feedback page will be disabled for access for the Public RC and the RC bits will be pulled from the download page. Beta newsgroup access and peer support will remain open until RTW.
Further, I'd like to let you know that one of our partners' EminentWare (http://www.eminentware.com) will be extending the value and capability of WSUS v3 a few months after release with a WSUS Extension Pack full of many of your wish items we could not complete. Among a few of them, will be support for a scoped update status report offering just an APPROVED update view vs. all updates across your environment, and the Big Red Button. Look forward to more news on this in the near future. If you would like to participate in Eminentware's WSUS Extension Pack beta go to their web site and find the open enrollement for beta 1!
Thanks all for your superior engagement on the WSUS RC - What an awesome group WSUS admins are!!! Keep that Friday the 13th date in mind - and get those logs attached to any bugs which you know still need them!
Cheers - All of us on the WSUS 3 team!