Advance Notification for the November 2009 Security Bulletin Release

To help customers plan and prioritize for this month’s security updates, we wanted to let you know that we will be releasing 6 bulletins (three critical and three important) addressing 15 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows and Microsoft Office products. Customers should plan a restart for the Windows bulletins. The Office bulletins may not require a restart if the components being updated are not in use. More information about the upcoming security updates can be found on the TechNet Web site.

The target release day is next Tuesday Nov. 10 at 10:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8). At that time we will post more detailed information about the bulletins here and on our Security Research & Defense (SRD) blog. We will also include our Risk and Impact guidance, our Deployment Priority guidance, and an overview video discussing these materials. For more detailed information concerning the upcoming bulletins, please review the ANS page here.

As always, Adrian Stone and I will be hosting a webcast to cover the bulletins in greater detail the day after bulletins release. So please join us on Wednesday Nov. 11 at 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8) and bring any questions you have about the bulletins. We will have a room full of subject matter experts on hand to answer them. To register for the webcast, please follow this link.

Thanks!

Jerry Bryant

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