Hello,

This is Christopher Budd and it’s the Thursday before the Second Tuesday for February 2007.

 As we do each month at this time, we’ve posted our Advance Notification for the upcoming security bulletin release.

I did want to note that this month, the Thursday before the Second Tuesday is actually the second Thursday of the month. That will be the case for March as well.

We sometimes get people who associate the Advance Notification with the first Thursday of the month, so I wanted to remind folks that it’s actually tied to the second Tuesday, the release day. So, if you have any reminders for today’s notification for March tied to the first Thursday of March, you’ll want to update them to March 8 2007: which is when we’ll make the next Advance Notification.

Next Tuesday, on February 13, 2007 at approximately 10:00 am PT we are slated to release:

  • Five Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. Some of these updates will require a restart.
  • Two Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.
  • One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Visual Studio. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Important. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. These updates will require a restart.
  • One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Important. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.
  • One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Step-by-Step Interactive Training. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Important. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. These updates may require a restart.
  • One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Data Access Components. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. These updates may require a restart.
  • One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Windows Live OneCare, Microsoft Antigen, Microsoft Windows Defender, Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server and Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These products provide built-in mechanisms for automatic detection and deployment of updates. Some of these updates may require a restart.

We will also be making our regular monthly update to the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Finally, I hope you’ll be able to join us for this months’ security bulletin webcast. It will be on Wednesday, February 14, 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada):
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032323262&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 Thank you

Christopher

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