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    Question Patch Watch Master Chart up to date?

    Hello,

    for me, one of the best "selling points" for WS has always been Susan Bradley's "Patch Watch". And its Master Chart has always been an invaluable tool. But is it still up to date?
    The by-line currently says July 1, 2014 (unless I have cache issues), but that may not have changed even though there were newer updates.

    The text says that the chart collects the items "over the previous four to six months", but I wonder why I don't see any 300* numbers yet, which do figure (prominently, one might say :-) in the newer individual Patch Watch columns.

    So, is it safe to assume that the Master Chart is still being updated?

    And perhaps a "Last update:" line could also be added to it?

    Thanks in advance for a clarification.

    Cheers,
    Martin

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    It has been quietly abandoned and is no longer mentioned in the newsletter. It hasn't been updated for eight months. I wish I understood why.

    Bruce

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    Thanks for the prompt reply!
    It hasn't been updated for eight months.
    In which case it might be better to pull the page off the website altogether (or replace it with pertinent info).
    People might still land there (via old WS issues or bookmarks) and get a false sense of security...

    Even better would of course be to have it re-activated: It saves one an awful lot of time to have all the info in one place and (in case one falls behind a bit with patches) not to have to plough through all the individual WS Patch Watches again, carefully keeping track of all the status changes, etc.

    Cheers,
    Martin

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    The Master Patch Watch Chart now says that it was updated on February 20, 2015 (although it hasn't been mentioned in the newsletter for months):

    Windows Secrets’ master Patch Watch chart

    No patches are marked Hold/Wait.

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    The Master Patch Watch Chart now says that it was updated on February 20, 2015 (although it hasn't been mentioned in the newsletter for months):

    Windows Secrets’ master Patch Watch chart

    No patches are marked Hold/Wait.

    Bruce
    Great, thanks!

    Martin

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