* Posts by Neil Stevenson

1 post • joined 20 Aug 2007

Patch Tuesday update triggered Skype outage

Neil Stevenson

What about testing?

Over the years Microsoft has got better with the testing of its patches but any large organisation should NOT be applying all the MS patches on day 1. I know that it wasn't the patch itself that caused the outage but it was the way the patches were deployed. WSUS (2 & 3) are not a brilliant tools but they do let you test and stagger the deployment of the patches that are released.

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