Patch Tuesday may be dead, but Microsoft’s not confessing to the crime
Microsoft is set to upend a 12-year practice of providing security patches on the same day each month to everyone. Or not.
Is Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of each month — the day since 2003 that Microsoft has painted on the calendar for distributing security updates — dead? Mostly dead? More probable than not dead?
Or is it still alive and kicking?
Those questions began circulating Monday, after Microsoft announced its new update service, Windows Update for Business (WUB). As Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s operating system chief, touted WUB, he suggested, or some thought he suggested, that Patch Tuesday was no more. “We’re not going to be delivering all of the updates to all of these consumers on one day of the month,” Myerson said of changes to Windows Update under Windows 10.