This past weekend, Skype was added to the collection of regularly published content available in the Patch Manager 3rd party updates catalog. Skype is a regularly updated product, and organizations that use Skype will likely benefit significantly from centralized management of these updates. For the current v5.x product, there have been at least 11 updates in 19 months since the release of 5.0 in October, 2010. There were 16 updates in 27 months for the v4.x product from July, 2008, to September, 2010.
Skype joins the other recent additions of Firefox ESR, Opera and Thunderbird, along with the staples of Reader, Flash, Java, Shockwave, Quicktime, iTunes, and Chrome.
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