Windows Update to Be Updated, Microsoft Announces
Article by George Norman
On 13 Jul 2009
The Microsoft Product Update Team has announced that come August, the Windows Update and Microsoft Update services will be upgraded, task which will require a Windows Update and Automatic Updates client code update. The update process will kick off by the end of next month and will be completed in approximately two months time.

“Please be aware that beginning next month, we will start an upgrade to the Windows Update and Microsoft Update services. As a part of the service upgrade, an update to the Windows Update and Automatic Updates client code will be required. We will start this infrastructure update in late August, and it will take a couple of months to complete the rollout. Updates to the services and Windows code are required from time to time to maintain and improve service quality, reliability, and operations. The last update occurred in November of 2008,” explained the Microsoft Product Update Team.

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What does this mean for you? It means that the Windows Update UI (user interface) for Vista and Windows Server 2008 will be improved – the visibility and the amount of details on available updates will be increased; the manner in which users are informed about service pack updates will be enhanced. What will not change is the look and feel or Automatic Updates; your Windows Update or Automatic Updates settings will not be modified either.

“The Windows Update or Automatic Updates client software must be updated, or you may not be able to successfully check for updates or perform other configured actions,” added the Microsoft Product Update Team. “If Windows Update or Automatic Updates is enabled to automatically check for updates, download updates, or install updates on your computer then the infrastructure update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Your computer will not be updated if you have disabled Windows Update (or Automatic Updates) and do not check for updates.”

In related news, you might want to know that tomorrow Microsoft will address 6 security bulletins as part of the Patch Tuesday program. The Redmond-based software giant will fix 3 critical, and 3 important security vulnerabilities (details here).



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