Communicator Updates Coming in WSUS Soon

Aaron Tiensivu pointed out that the OCS Update group has been renamed in WSUS in anticipation of R2. The nice thing this time around is that Communicator client updates are going to finally be included. The current update approach is brutal: applying .msp patches which are only available as hotfixes. It made tracking and finding updates for Communicator much more difficult than it should have ever been, but this change should hopefully make that process a bit easier.


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