Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Microsoft Update Catalogue

Posted on the MU technet blog last week

I am excited to announce that we have released version 1.0 of the Microsoft Update Catalog! With the new Catalog, you can search for updates available through the Microsoft Update service and download them to your machine (regardless of whether the update is applicable to your machine). You can also import updates from the Catalog directly into WSUS 3.0, System Center Essentials 2007, or System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Some key features of the MU Catalog include:

  • Full-text search: You can search using a keyword, KB article, MSRC bulletin, driver manufacturer, driver model, driver version, product, and/or classification.
  • RSS: Save your searches in RSS and get notified when new updates match your criteria.
  • Download with BITS: We use BITS to make the download experience robust and efficient.
  • “Shopping basket”: You can select multiple updates (and multiple languages) and download them together.
  • Integration with WSUS: You can import updates from your basket into Windows Server Update Services 3.0, System Center Essentials 2007 or System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
  • Localization: The Catalog is localized in all core Windows Vista languages.

We hope you enjoy this new offering! Please give us your feedback. There are feedback options on the help page on the MU Catalog site.

Nice one, I’m sure that will come in very handy.