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  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.0 Update

    Hi all, Quick update regarding .NET Framework 3.0 and it’s availability through Windows Update/Microsoft Update. From the .NET folks… “We’ve suspended the release of localized versions of the .NET Framework 3.0 via Windows Update, due to a discovery of an issue with printing on some non-English...
  • Blog Post: New Product Family Expression coming Tuesday, 1/22/08!

    Next Tuesday, 1/22/08, we are adding a new product family to your WSUS server - Expression . The Expression product family will include updates for all Expression products, including service packs, optional updates, and critical or security updates. For additional information on Expression Studio Products...
  • Blog Post: IE 8.0 Beta 2 on WU

    For all you WU users who happen to be running Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 on a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 system, we wanted to let you know that today we’re releasing IE8 Beta 2 to Windows Update so that getting the latest Beta is super easy and convenient for you (note IE8 Beta 2 will be made...
  • Blog Post: Announcing New Office Sustained Engineering Blog for all Office update information

    Hi all, If you use Microsoft Office, a great new resource has recently come online to help you understand how Office updates work. The Office Sustained Engineering blog features release announcements, known issues, explanations of update behavior, and other information about Office updates. If...
  • Blog Post: Windows IE 8.0 Installation

    Hi All, We’ve been hearing that there is some confusion with how Windows Internet Explorer 8 is offered through Windows Update (WU) and Automatic Updates (AU), so we thought we’d post a little bit of information regarding this update. WU and AU will not automatically install Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Update to Windows Update

    Hi everyone, I'd like to let you know that, beginning at the end of this month and continuing over the next few months, we’ll be rolling out an infrastructure update to the Windows Update agent (client). I wanted to take this opportunity to provide some background on the update and discuss the...
  • Blog Post: Critical Security Update Released Today

    Hello, Microsoft has released a critical security update today, 10/23/2008 and made this update available via all update distribution channels. For more information see: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 .
  • Blog Post: Enabling Microsoft Update to keep Office 2003, Office XP, and other Microsoft Products Secure and Up-To-Date

    Hi Folks – We want to remind everyone that enabling Microsoft Update and keeping your computer up-to-date will give you the best possible experience with Windows. Are you wondering about the difference between Windows Update and Microsoft Update? Windows Update offers updates for Windows and drivers...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 SP 2 .... coming soon

    Hi Folks, Just a heads up that SP2 for Office 2007 will be available soon through MU. Be sure to check the Office Sustained Engineer team blog for the latest news on SP2 as it becomes available. thanks, The MU Team
  • Blog Post: Rollout start and client availability

    Hi Folks - Noticed a little confusion from our blog post yesterday regarding the Windows Update Agent Update availability. Last night's blog post was to give you some lead time before we started rolling out and making our standalone WUA update available. We are on schedule to start the rollout Monday...
  • Blog Post: Update Notifications and Install-at-Shutdown Behavior

    Hi All, There have been some recent questions about how users are notified about updates and comments that sometimes customers aren’t being notified that updates are available when they shut down their computer. We are investigating the reports and trying to clarify with the community exactly what...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V RC availability on Windows Update April 8th

    Good afternoon folks! As you may know, Hyper-V Release Candidate (RC) was made available on March 19th via the Microsoft Download Center . Tomorrow, we are making the RC package available as an Optional Update via Windows Update for all Windows Server 2008 SKUs, available for interactive download...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Expiration Reminders of Windows XP and Windows Vista SP Blocker Tools

    Hi Folks, Just a reminder, If you have used the Service Pack Blocker Tool for Windows XP or Windows Vista then make sure you’re prepared for the expiration of the blocker tool. The Windows Vista blocker tool expires on April 28, 2009. The Windows XP SP3 blocker tool expires May 19, 2009. For...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live OneCare category coming soon

    Updated 10/30/08 : WSUS admins will be seeing a new product category under the Windows Live product family in the future. The new product category will be Windows Live OneCare. Thank you, The MU Team
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SP1 Prerequisite Releases

    Hi all, This week we're releasing two more prerequisites for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 that will be coming later this quarter. We wanted to let you know about them because they are both marked as Important updates (and they’re a little different than usual). KB938371 is a multi-component...
  • Blog Post: Windows Update and Automatic Reboots

    Windows Update plays an essential role in keeping your computer safe, and in order to do that, it sometimes has to reboot your computer. In this blog post, we want to help clarify how WU reboots your machine (including key differences between XP and Vista behavior), why it does it, and how you can change...
  • Blog Post: MU product team blog intro...

    Welcome to the Microsoft Update blog! In the coming weeks/months we will have some very exciting stuff to blog about, starting with MMS (Microsoft Management Summit); on to TechEd; and beyond. To kick things off, I want to give a quick primer/faq on Microsoft Update… Q. What is Microsoft Update...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Update

    Hi All, As you may have heard, Windows Live Essentials 2011 has been released. It will be available through Windows Update (WU) in the coming weeks, starting October 19th. This software upgrade will only be offered to users who have enabled updating through the Microsoft Update service. For more...
  • Blog Post: Vista SP1

    Hi all, Today we made Windows Vista SP1 available for Windows Vista systems in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. What does this mean for you? Well, here are some details of what you can expect: Windows Update Users (or those of you who manage systems that directly connect...
  • Blog Post: Early heads-up for Office 2007 SP1 Automatic Update availability

    Hi folks; Just wanted to give you an early heads up. Office 2007 SP1 will be available to Automatic Update in mid-June. For all the details, see the Office Sustained Engineering Blog post here. Thanks! The MU Team
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 availability update

    IT Pros & WSUS admins, We are excited about Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and the benefits it provides. We made all 36 languages of SP1 available on Windows Update earlier this week, and we’re planning to begin automatic distribution of SP1 in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese shortly...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Windows 7 Beta up-to-date with Microsoft Update and Windows Update

    Hi Everyone! As you may have heard, we recently released Windows 7 Beta. We’re very excited about this release and want to make sure you know how we’re going to support Windows 7 Beta with Windows Update and Microsoft Update. The first thing we want to mention is that it is a Beta release. So,...
  • Blog Post: Issues installing updates after repairing XP

    We received reports today that some Windows XP customers haven’t been able to install updates from Windows Update/Microsoft Update with the latest version of the Windows Update client. We are only seeing this issue when users have performed a “repair” on their Windows XP installation. I wanted to take...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Office 2003 SP3 Automatic Distribution Begins Today

    Office 2003 SP3 has been available interactively on MU for many months now, but, as you may remember from our post last month, today marks the beginning of automatic distribution to MU users. We've heard great feedback from customers who've already installed SP3, and feel confident in distributing...
  • Blog Post: But wait.......there's more.... Another new product family, Silverlight coming Tuesday, 1/22/08 !

    We are also excited to announce a new product named Silverlight , is being made available to Microsoft Update site and WSUS customers Tuesday, January 22nd! The Silverlight product family will include installers and updates for the Silverlight browser plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla...