Microsoft Renames Patch Tuesday As It Switches to Monthly Windows Updates

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  1. MrBrian

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    From http://news.softpedia.com/news/Micr...tches-to-Monthly-Windows-Updates-453894.shtml:
    (This news was already posted in a somewhat unrelated thread, so I created this thread.)
     
  2. MrBrian

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    From Windows 8's no-name update plan nails OS's coffin shut:
     
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    At last. Patch Tuesday was pretty outdated name and it sounded like from stone age. The new name describes much better the purpose of updates.
     
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    If they plan to release "New features" every month, I hope that we will get some advance notification about them also. I wouldn't like some new features randomly appearing after each monthly update.
     
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    This won't be good. You have vendors complaining that they can't keep up with browser plugins for Firefox every 6 weeks (Kaspersky comes to mind). Wait until they have to keep up with Windows updates every 4.
     
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    I doubt there will be many feature updates.
    Cant see them being monthly or more frequent either.

    How many features did that "ultimate version" of vista or 7 (cant remember) which promised new features/downloads actually have?

    I remember early on when it started there was very few.
    Did it improve?
     
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    Does this mean that hotfixes that usually would be included in a service pack will now be included on Update Tuesdays?
     
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    All these updates and shuffling of the schedule tells me microsoft products are too buggy, and they don't know what they're doing - so say many non-technical people I converse with.
     
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    When MS releases new OS version they more or less stop adding features to previous version. It will probably be the same with Windows 8 and 9. After Windows 9 comes out, new features in Windows 8 will stop...
     
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    He's specifically referring to the "Ultimate Extras" which were exclusive post-release features released to owners of the Ultimate edition of Vista: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Ultimate_Extras.

    Whatever they call it, I certainly hope they continue to periodically release updated ISOs, even if they're nothing more than a bunch of updates rolled in.
     
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    Wait and see..............not much else we can do at this point.
     
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    MS is either renaming, relocating, removing or reinstating something of late. I sure would like MS to reevaluate a W7, SP2 (on ISO).
     
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    That's the thing. I don't care if they never release another actual service pack; just make an updated ISO available, and it doesn't have to be on a physical disc. A yearly release for download would be great.

    I can't remember the last service pack I installed (as in, installed on top of a working OS). I think it was XP SP2.
     
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    The updates were already monthly.
     
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    There hasn't appeared to anything major from today's Update Tuesday That's not to say MS may add non-important items like Bing Toolbar and the like, in future patches - be on the lookout for things you would not normally want on your PC.
     
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    I fear it's curtains for Windows ...
     
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    Things do seem to be going downhill...
     
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    More like heading for the centre of the Earth ... fast ...
     
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    They should rename it 'Bork Tuesday' after the last updates. :mad:
     
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    (answering my own question) Yes; they have been included in the update rollups.
     
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