[windows2000] Re: Discussion: Microsoft to release patches once per month

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 09:59:19 +0100

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 17:27:23 -0800, Mike Miller wrote:

>Exceptions to Monthly Release Schedule
>Microsoft will make an exception to the above release schedule if we determine 
>that customers are at immediate risk from viruses,
>worms, attacks or other malicious activities. In such a situation Microsoft 
>may release security patches as soon as possible to help
>protect customers.

Anything else would have been plain stupid. Thx for the pointer.

>>He said the reason was that WE, the end user, told M$ that M$ was
>>overloading us with all these darn patches, so THEY did us a favor and
>>cut it back to once a week, and now once a month.
>Do they mean that even if a serious security flaw is found, it
>won't be posted until the next monthly release??



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