Microsoft to release updates on Patch Tuesday

Forty vulnerabilities to be dealt with this week

Microsoft is ending their year with releasing necessary software patches.

A massive Patch Tuesday update has been scheduled by Microsoft.

The company will be releasing the big end-of-year patch for vulnerability flaws in Microsoft Office, Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint and Exchange.

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In a blog post on the Microsoft Security Recovery Centre, Mike Reavey (a Director at MSRC) said that the total number of bulletins released in 2010 to address vulnerabilities have been 106, a slightly higher number than previous years.

He also said, "At the end of the day, Microsoft's primary focus is to release reliable, high-quality updates to our customers. Feedback from customers indicate that this is the most important factor in minimizing disruption and allowing them to deploy our updates quickly - even more important than the overall number of security updates."

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