The news media continues to report that a new operating system update, Windows 8.1 Update 2, will be released by Microsoft in August. Microsoft has not officially confirmed the rumor, but veteran Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley informed Redmond Magazine that the next update to Windows 8.1 may be delivered in Microsoft's Patch Tuesday release on August 12. For more information, see the Redmond Magazine article "Windows 8.1 Update 2 Rumored to Appear on August 12" on line.
Keeping up with Microsoft's Patch Tuesdays is a big effort for most organization's software deployment teams. Flexera Software AdminStudio Suite 2014 has new capabilities that reduce the effort required and help companies adopt ongoing patches quickly. Specifically the enhanced testing for impact of Windows Security Patches give administrators the ability to import Windows update files to quickly discover which applications are impacted by the latest Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates. The AdminStudio Suite 2014 release provides enhanced support for Microsoft Update (MSU) patches for Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.