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On Thursday (May 8) Microsoft announced the forthcoming content for Patch Tuesday – May 13, 2014.


Number of Releases: 8

Critical Security Updates: 2 addressing vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server, Project Server, WebApps Server, and Sharepoint Designer.

Important Security Updates: 6 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office.


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Microsoft also hosts a webcast where they discuss the releases, typically the Wednesday after Patch Tuesday:

Microsoft will host a webcast to address customer questions on the security bulletins on Wed May 14, 2014, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada).

Register now for the May Security Bulletin Webcast.

You can also follow the MSRC team at @MSFTSecResponse.


Updates are typically released by Microsoft at 10am PDT (5pm UTC).

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