On Tuesday, December 8th, 2009, Microsoft released 6 security updates.  In Office we are addressing 2 security vulnerabilities with 2 security bulletins.  The security updates apply to:

  1. Microsoft Office Converters 2002, 2003, and Office Converter Pack, described in security bulletin MS09-067.
  2. Microsoft Office Project 2000, 2002, and 2003, described in security bulletin MS09-068.

For complete details, see "Microsoft Security Updates for December 2009" for home users and "Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2009" for IT professionals.

This month you will notice an update is available for the file validation tool currently running with Office 2010.  We are testing the release mechanism for Office 2010.  With this test we are looking for a smooth transition when Office 2010 becomes publicly available.  Here are the locations for x86 and x64 updates.

There will be a new product category under the Office family today on Microsoft Update.  The new category will be titled Office 2010. The Office 2010 product category will include updates for the following categories: service packs, optional updates, and critical updates or security updates.

For additional information on Office 2010 Products see:  http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/default.aspx

 ******Office 2010 updates will be available via WSUS after Office 2010 releases (Office 2010 Beta updates are excluded from deployment via the WSUS distribution channel).*********


Microsoft released two updates to the Outlook 2003 and 2007 Junk Email Filter.