Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Huge Set of Windows Updates Today

With the live telecast from New York yesterday introducing Windows Phone 7 still in the news (which is getting generally good reviews on Techmeme), any other Microsoft news might seem pale.

On the other hand, you should be aware of what's coming to your computer TODAY, assuming you're using just about anything from Microsoft.

October has generally been a big month for 'Microsoft Updates', and this year apparently is no different.

Depending where you are around the world, and how your updates are configured, you'll see at least a portion of this significant group of updates appear at different times.  In most cases, you can visit Windows Update mid-day on Tuesday (October 12) to see if your particular updates are available to you. (Don't forget to update The XP Mode in Windows 7 too!)

IT Managers can visit Microsoft's TechNet and chances are, by the time you read this, the updates will also be posted to the Microsoft Download Center.

Numerous Microsoft Operating Systems and Programs will see updates including:

Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional x64
Windows Server SP3 2003 (32 and 64 bit versions plus Itanium based systems)
Windows Vista SP1 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32 and 64 bit and Itanium)
Windows 7 (32 and 64-biit versions)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (all)
Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007 and for the first time, Office 2010
Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac
Sharepoint 2007
Sharepoint Services 3.0 and Sharepoint Foundation 2010
Office Grove 2010
and Microsoft Office Web Apps

Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal tool for October is also included.

Updated: October 12, 2010 11:59 PM ET with additional content

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