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Last XP2 Fixes Out Tomorrow

As mentioned before, tomorrow will be the last time Microsoft says it will issue patches for XP SP2. And I'm glad it is at least releasing this final batch, as one XP fix is critical. The problem centers on the Help and Support Center in XP and Windows Server 2003 vulnerabilities.

Another critical plug involves the canonical display driver in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft Access is also in line for a critical fix, with the patch applying to Access 2003 and 2007.

The good news in all this? There are only four fixes this month.

One of the things I like about Patch Tuesday is that Microsoft gives IT a heads-up on what's coming -- nearly a week in advance. Of course this may also give hackers a heads-up as well.

Are you happy with Patch Tuesday? Let me know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 12, 2010 at 11:53 AM