On Thursday (May 9) Microsoft announced the forthcoming content for Patch Tuesday – May 14, 2013.

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Microsoft will host a webcast to address customer questions on the security bulletins on May 15, 2013, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada).

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Number of Releases: 10

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

Important Security Updates: 8 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, Windows RT, Lync Server 2013, Lync 2010, Communicator 2007 R2,  Word 2003, Publisher 2003/2007/2010, Visio 2003/2007/2010, Windows Essentials 2011/2012

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.