Making The Security Patch Process a Flawless One
Microsoft understands that the patching process is basically a necessary time suck, especially when a month like August comes along with 22 flaws that need to be addressed. The thing is, not all flaws afflict all companies in the same way, and so sorting through the ones that need to be fixed vs. ones that should be fixed later remains the time suck that it is. It's a good thing Patch Tuesdays come only once a month -- the distraction for admins is then kept to a minimum.
In any event, Microsoft is trying to get back some of your precious time, so to speak, with best practice guidance on deploying patches. And guess what? It make a bit of sense. Check out the expert analysis here by Redmond news writer Kurt Mackie.
Posted by Michael Domingo on 08/11/2011 at 11:59 AM