Microsoft has released
a new update package for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Window 8.1 and Windows
Server 2008 R2. The so-called 'rollup' installs all updates for all of these operating
systems up to and including April 2016. Once installed, users simply have to
install updates after April.
The convenience rollup is
officially a" Service Pack "and contains all the security updates
also all other necessary updates for the system. In addition offers Microsoft
help adding the rollup on a Windows 7 SP1 image, which rollup still a bit like
a service pack. 
Microsoft Release New App Version Package Updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

The difference with a
service that the rollup is not offered through Windows Update. The update
package must be downloaded separately. Once on the appropriate download page
will be through the browser is needed which updates are checked either Windows
7 32- or 64bit or 64bit Windows Server 2008 R2.
By offering the roll up
Microsoft also start with a different way of delivering non-security related
updates for Windows 7, 8.1, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2.
This type of updates will now be more available as monthly package through
Windows Update.
Microsoft also makes a
change from the way to win updates. Updates are now available through the
Microsoft Download Center and Microsoft Update Catalog, whereby Security
Bulletins yet give a direct link to updates in the Download Center. Microsoft
wants to facilitate this process and stops the coming months, offering updates
from the Download Center. The links in the Security Bulletins will refer
directly to the packages in the Update Catalog.

The Microsoft Update
Catalog is currently still only be used with Internet Explorer because ActiveX
needs. Microsoft says that "sometime this summer" the intention is
that the need disappears for ActiveX and other browsers are used.


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