Oh God - not more OCS updates!
If only we had an entire copy of our network suitable for test deployments of MS patches.
Still trying to get our OCS 2007 system back after the October updates hosed it...
Microsoft plans to deliver six updates - three critical - as part of its November Patch Tuesday cycle. All three of the critical updates due on 10 November involve patches for Windows. Tuesday is also due to bring two "important" (ie. slightly lower risk) updates for Office and another "important" Windows-related security fix …
... it would appear MS have got the hump with my refusal to install the latest version of "my favourite browser that I'm most comfortable using"* (Firefox??) and no longer seem willing to supply me with further patches! Oh, tell a lie, they actually pushed me an update to IE6 the other day but other than that they seem to be giving me the cold shoulder.
*Thats like walking into PC world [*shudder*] only for the salesdroid to tell me "here's a computer with your favourite OS that you're most comfortable using". What? You're selling Amigas**??
** He he, managed to shoe-horn the Amiga into this comment! :-)
In the windows world a "patching specialist" is someone who can, among other tings, read and understand what the patches do. One of the lies Microsoft originally used to sell windows to company executives was the assertion that they need not pay for highly skilled personnel for administration and maintenance. Therefore, someone who actually has some notion of proper maintenance must be termed a "specialist".
So they're patching the patches that they patched before and failed to fix the bugs in the earlier patches?
Is that why my XP system runs slower and slower?
@Thomas Martin: they never will fix all the bugs. They're writing new buggy code faster than they can ever find and fix the bugs. The corporate bottom line is measured in rolling out new features, not reducing bugs.