Platform Update for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Hello WSUS admins,   Here’s some additional information on the recently announced Platform Update for Windows Vista and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008. These two updates are part of a broader set of updates being offered to improve the interoperability of earlier versions of Windows with applications and devices designed to run on Windows…

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New Product Family Name for Visual Studio coming soon

Hello folks,  Just some product family and product name housekeeping we want to keep you updated on.   Very soon, the “Visual Studio” product family will be renamed to “Developer Tools, Runtimes, and Redistributables”.  The reason for the change is to more accurately reflect the various developer related products that will be serviced via Microsoft Update…

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Re-offer reports confirmed for KB973869

  Hi Folks – We have investigated reports that the KB973869 (MS09-037) update is re-offered through Automatic Updates and Windows Update on some x64 systems, after it has already been installed. We have identified some limited scenarios where this is occurring with Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows XP x64, and Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based…

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