Microsoft Turns Off SUS Downloads

Less than a month after Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Server Update Services enterprise patch-management platform was released to manufacturing, Microsoft has turned off downloads of the previous version. Beginning Thursday, Microsoft will no longer be offering the predecessor SUS 1.0 (Software Update Services) for download, but some IT administrators are grumbling that the software giant did not provide adequate notice of the forced upgrade.

"If I have a SUS deployment in the works, Microsoft is now telling me that I must change right now. Microsoft is making the assumption that customers have fully deployed SUS 1.0 and have no further deployment plans. They're now making budgeting decisions for us," said one enterprise IT administrator with a high-profile company, speaking on condition of anonymity.

News source: eWeek

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