August 2008 Advance Notification


This is Christopher Budd. 

While some of us are down at Black Hat this week, meeting with customers and researchers and announcing exciting new programs, today is also the Thursday before the second Tuesday in August. That means we’ve just posted this month’s Advance Notification for next week’s bulletin release, which will occur on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 around 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

I did want to remind you that this information is intended to help with your planning for testing and deployment for next week’s release. It is preliminary information and it is subject to change.

As part of our regularly scheduled bulletin release, we’re currently planning to release:


·       Seven Microsoft Security Bulletins with maximum severity of Critical, and five with maximum severity of Important. These updates may require a restart and will be detectable using the newly released version of the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.


As we do each month, we’ll be releasing an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.


And finally, we are planning to release high-priority, non-security updates on Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as high-priority, non-security updates on Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). You can get additional information, in the “Other Information” section of the Advanced Notification.


Also, please do register for next week’s TechNet Monthly Security Bulletin webcast. This month’s will be on Wednesday August 13, 2008 at 11 AM Pacific time. We’ll be reviewing the bulletins during the call and then taking your questions live on the air and providing answers to them from our panel of subject matter experts.


You can register for the webcast here:


Remember that if you can’t join us for the live webcast, you can view it on-demand at the same URL. And, if you didn’t see it, Jerry Bryant announced last week that we’ll also be posting the text of the questions and answers from each month’s webcast. You can see a full listing of the posted questions and answers on this page.




Christopher Budd

*This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.*