2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2016 2:19 PM by chrisgoettl

    Microsoft New Monthly Rollup and Security Updates


      Does Shavlik plan to release any official statement(s) on the new Microsoft monthly security rollup/security changes and how this will affect Protect?  Will Patch Scan Template filtering for Microsoft products just go away (see screenshot below from Patch Scan Templates)?  Does anyone know if the monthly security updates only contain patches for a single month or are they cummulative from October 2016 on?  For example in February 2017, how many months patches will be included in the Security Update (1 or 5)?  


        • 1. Re: Microsoft New Monthly Rollup and Security Updates
          cwinning CommunityTeam



          I've contacted the Product Manager who will reply to this question.  He's currently at VMworld so we should expect a delay in his response.




          • 2. Re: Microsoft New Monthly Rollup and Security Updates
            chrisgoettl SupportEmployee



            So, we do need to actually see the October updates before we will know for sure, but here is what I know right now. 


            • There will be options to do the Cumulative Rollup, which is the Windows 10 equivalent, but there will also be an option to do a security only bundle each month. 
            • OS and IE will be in the Cumulative Rollup and Security Only bundle.  .Net will be a separate rollup.  (so to your question about the patch groups, you would be able to choose between those three things)
            • I expect we will flag the CR as non-secuirty and the security only as the security update each month and the .Net patch as a security patch as well.
            • There was no mention of Office, SharePoint, SQL and other solutions as being part of this, so assume these are to be separate updates for the time being. 


            Take this with a grain of salt for now, as there are some speculation and assumptions based off of the available facts.  We will know more by October Patch Tuesday.  I plan to spend a good chunk of time on this in my October Patch Tuesday webinar.  Hit the Patch Tuesday page to sign up for that or watch the blog for more detail as October hits and things unfold.  www.shavlik.com\patch-tuesday



            Chris Goettl