Microsoft to Preview Patch Software at Management Summit
Expect Redmond to talk up its Software Update Services and SMS patching mechanisms at its MMS 2004 show next week.At the Microsoft Management Summit next week in Las Vegas, software patching is set to be a hot topic. According to the agenda for the conference, Microsoft executives are set to address at least two of the companys patching mechanisms: the Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) 2.0 and Systems Management Server 2003. Microsoft is set to outline its next-generation SUS 2.0 plans and architecture at the week-long summit, as well as offer more details on its SMS patching solution for enterprise users..
Microsoft considers both SUS and SMS to be part of its Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) manageability plan. And the SUS 2.0 release is expected to patch a host of Microsoft products, not just Windows (as the current SUS release does), if Microsoft follows through on its promises. SUS pushes to users Windows service packs and security updates.