On Thursday (Apr 4) Microsoft announced the forthcoming content for Patch Tuesday – Apr 9, 2013.

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Microsoft will host a webcast to address customer questions on the security bulletins on April 10, 2013, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada).

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Number of Releases: 9

Critical Security Updates: 2 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer.

Important Security Updates: 7 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, InfoPath 2010, Sharepoint Server 2010/2013, Sharepoint Foundation 2010, Groove Server 2010, Office Web Apps 2010, and Windows Defender for Win8/WinRT.

Updates are typically released by Microsoft at 10am PT (6pm UTC).

Configuring WSUS servers to synchronize relative to that time can be helpful in expediting availability of these security updates.