Information Security Magazine says that despite the hole we started out in, enterprise IT Pros have things much better now that they can resource plan for update tuesdays, and that this makes the IT security world a better place. FYI we don't call them patches anymore, we call 'em updates...
What do you think? Thumbs up for Microsoft on this one? Not so much really? Leave comments
The article is "Patch Tuesday, by Michael Mimoso and Bill Brenner" in the Jun 2005 issue (requires registration)
Makes my life a whole lot easier. Rather than getting randomly nailed by patches out of the middle of nowhere, I can confine my utter dread and horror to the Friday before patch Tuesday (when Microsoft releases the count of Critical and Important per product) and Tuesday morning (when Microsoft finally releases the patches). And nothing makes for a better start to the weekend than a Friday "No Patches this Month" email.