Third-party Microsoft patches could get new life
It has been nearly three years since Microsoft moved to a monthly patch release schedule as a way to rein in some of the chaos that had begun to engulf its vulnerability reporting and repair efforts.
The result has been a more orderly, predictable process that enables enterprises to plan patch deployments well in advance and avoid costly downtime during business hours. And several other vendors, including Oracle and HP, have followed suit by launching scheduled patch releases of their own.
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