Microsoft To Stop ‘Patch Tuesday’ Security Patch Email Notifications, Updates Windows Update Client

IT admins take notice, you will no longer receive email notifications from Microsoft announcing Patch Tuesday security bulletins. This includes security bulletin advance notifications and summaries, as well as new security advisories and bulletins and major or minor revisions to security advisories and bulletins, Microsoft announced.

This change pertains to anyone who opted into a mailing list that Microsoft set up a long while back to alert them to Patch Tuesday updates.

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"In lieu of email notifications, you can subscribe to one or more of the RSS feeds described on the Security TechCenter website," Microsoft said.

In addition, Microsoft rolled out an update to its Windows Update client in order to offer a more secure communication channel. The update applies to users running Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1, Windows RT, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2012.