Managing the patch process

Friday, 23 April 2004, 10:07 AM EST

The MSRC is a core team consisting of a number of program managers, each of whom focuses on a specific technical area - be it Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and so on.

Understandably, while there's a good deal of process involved in producing the many patches that Microsoft puts out on the second Tuesday of each month, Mulholland can only speak about some part. But he was quite forthcoming during a phone chat.

Once a vulnerability is deemed to be of sufficient importance to be patched, a virtual team gets on the job, Mulholland said. "Let's assume this is a Windows flaw. Some people are in Hyderabad, India, others in Ireland (where most of the localisation is done)."

By Sam Varghese at The Age.

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