A fundamental security precept is “patch up all machines before brining into production.” This advice applies to VMs and hosts, and is included in the Planning for Hyper-V Security content in the Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide.

OK, so how are you supposed to know what updates apply? For Hyper-V, you can bookmark http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd430893.aspx. This page has the cumulative updates list for Hyper-V.

Using the Community Content feature of this page (and most MSDN/TN pages) we can also list for you the updates you may need for Windows, VMM, VPC and VSC.

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Click the “Annotations” RSS Feed button to subscribe (this feed is for ALL annotations, not just annotations to the Hyper-V update list).

You asked, we listened. One URL to bookmark where you can find the current list of patches.

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