• The mechanics of Windows and Office patching — explained in plain English

    There’s a lot of confusion about “Week A” / “Week B” bafflegab and what constitutes a Preview. Microsoft’s explanations don’t make much sense.

    To top it off, the theoretical framework for Patch Tuesday and its precedents and antecedents varies wildly from how patches happen in real life.

    Here’s my attempt to untie the Gordian update knot.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.