On Thursday (Jan 9) Microsoft announced the forthcoming content for Patch Tuesday – Jan 14, 2014.


Number of Releases: 4

Critical Security Updates: NONE! :-)

Important Security Updates: 4 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows XP/2003, Windows7/2008R2, Word 2003/2007/2010/2013, Sharepoint Server 2010/2013, Office Web Apps 2010/2013, and Dynamics AX 4/2009/2012.


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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 Jan 15, 2014, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada).

Register now for the January Security Bulletin Webcast.

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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.