On Thursday (Aug 7) Microsoft announced the forthcoming content for Patch Tuesday – Aug 12, 2014.

Number of Releases: 9

Critical Security Updates: 2 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, and the Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista.

Important Security Updates: 7 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, .NET Framework, SQL Server, Sharepoint Server 2013, and OneNote 2007.


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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 August 13, 2014, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada).

Register now for the August 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.