WSUS 3 Developer's Blog - automated reporting tips and tricks - trending data for approved updates

In my last entry on new powershell API samples, I mentioned providing some tips and tricks for automated reporting from your WSUS server in conjunction with Excel.  This will help walk you through creating a trending report for various interesting aspects of your deployment, and displaying it graphically in Excel.  There will be some “solution…

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WSUS 3 Developer's Blog - API samples... (part 2) 3 more scripts coming

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/sus/server/default.mspx?mfr=true Sorry it’s a bit of a slow process – but we’re still trying to trickle out more API examples based on scenario requests from customers and ISVs. 3 more scripts will be up sometime today, including: Importing your AD group structure as target groups. Show list of computers needing reboots A basic report on…

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WSUS 3 Developer's Blog: ready, set, go!

Have you checked out our homepage lately?  Who says you can’t get something for nothing? http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/wsus/default.mspx  

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WSUS 3 Developer's Blog - API samples...

Things are starting to get a little quieter here as we finish out the final tasks for this release.  One of those tasks is to help developers build on the product, and make something even better than what we’re already providing.  To that end, several of us are starting to work on short snippets of…

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WSUS 3.0 Developer's Blog: Reporting - The Good, the Bad, and the Confusing

The information below is somewhat out of date for the final version of the reporting APIs.  Functionality in the UI is very much the same as in RC, but the API behavior was changed to make it easier to get correct results.  We’ll make another blog post soon.   — Matthew Blog entry from beta2/pre-RC timeframe: One of…

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WSUS 3.0: Developer's Blog... We're not done yet, but it's off to a good start...

Developers do the grunt work, then let the PMs get all the glory with fancy well-formatted announcements. Ah well.  Expect something fancier soon, but in the meantime check out: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/wus/default.mspx I’ve read statistics that less than 60% of people make back-ups with any regularity.  Given WSUS is in a mission critical (security) role in our users’…

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WSUS 3.0: Developer's Blog - Setup: back to basics.

I got started on doing a developer’s blog a while back, and looked forward to giving folks a little more insight into the product from the dev’s point of view.  I’m responsible for both UI and now Setup – so life has been busier than when I started those entries… but hopefully I’ll manage to get back…

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WSUS 3.0: Developers' Blog: MMC & WSUS (Part 1)

As promised, some thoughts on one of the key technologies used in the next version of WSUS’s UI.  I’ll try to key the titles with “Developers’ Blog” – you can skip over the “color commentary” if you just want “How do I use WSUS” and “What’s coming?”  I’m pointedly trying to avoid revealing new features…

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A developer's point of view on WSUS 3.0...

I’ve promised Bobbie that I’ll try to get into the community a little more, and give the Developers’ point of view.  My name is Matthew Wetmore, and I’ve been with Microsoft a little over ten years. I was a Unix geek, and came to Microsoft when a recruiter responded to my complaints about various technologies…

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