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April 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

9 April 2010 by James Crawshaw

This ‘Patch Tuesday’ – for April 2010 – sees the release of 11 bulletins addressing 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Exchange.

The ‘Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2010’ page here should be referenced for detailed information on how these updates affect your servers or solutions when released on 13th April (as usual, as a UKFast customer, you benefit from these updates being applied automatically unless you have opted out of this service.)

Microsoft also announced that the move to supported platforms should be made over the coming months as the following are reaching the end of their support life-cycles:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 will no longer be supported after July 13, 2010. Many customers are still on this version, so we encourage upgrading to Service Pack 3 or to Windows 7 as soon as possible.
  • Extended support for Windows 2000 will also be retired as of July 13, 2010. After that time, we will no longer provide security or any other updates for Windows 2000.
  • Windows Vista RTM will no longer be supported after the April 13, 2010 bulletin release. Service Pack 1 will still be supported until July 12, 2011 but we recommend customers update to Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 at this time.