Hello,

This is Christopher Budd.  I wanted to take a moment and let folks know that this month's IT Pro Security newsletter has an article that I hope will be helpful for those of you who manage security updates.

It's called Ten Principles of Microsoft Patch Management and in it I try o outline not so much the "how" of patch management but rather more of the "why" behind what we do.

Over the years, I've found many questions that customers have around bulletins and security updates are best answered by trying to help people understand the way we approach the process. In this article, I've tried to outline the ten most important points that I think will help you to better understand how we approach patch management so you can integrate better with our processes.

You can see the current newsletter here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/secnews/newsletter.htm

On that page, you can sign up to have each month's newsletter e-mailed directly to you.
 
Also, here's a link directly to the article:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/secmgmt/sm0506.mspx

I hope you find this article helpful.

Christopher

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