Remember the Vista updates Microsoft released in October? Microsoft is now rolling them out via Windows Update, supposedly today, November 13. These are not new updates, but this is the first time they are being made available via Windows Update. According to Nick White on the Windows Vista Team Blog:
As you probably know and as we’ve mentioned in previous posts, we use Windows Update to periodically deliver updates for Windows Vista. We do this so that customers need not wait for a service pack or another or larger release to benefit from the ongoing improvements we make to Windows. With Windows Update, we can regularly service Windows as quickly, effectively and unobtrusively as possible, so that keeping your Windows OS up-to-date is easier and more convenient for you. All you have to do is make sure you are signed up to have updates installed automatically, and you’re good to go. Continuous improvement is the name of this game.
The three updates include:
An update on system compatiblity, reliablity and stability that will extend battery life for mobile devices, improve WiFi stability, and shorten recovery time after a period of inactivity.
An update to the USB Core components that affects systems returning from sleep or hibernation.
According to this InfoWorld article, the compatiblity and stability update has been tweaked since its earlier release.
Thanks to Mickey Segal for the tip.