Possibly the best thing about System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE) is the way it takes the pain out of managing updates.  My video on how it does this is here..

While the free Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) does some of this, I particularly like the way SCE quickly shows what’s going on, handles superseding updates and quickly allows you to get the full story on each update by referencing the KB articles.

Next week I’ll look at deploying software in SCE. In the meantime, If you want to try SCE yourself it’s included in  the TechNet Subscriptions  here or you can get a time bombed trial version here.