Upgrade those RTM versions of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2!

Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 have run so well, you may have forgotten all about applying the latest service pack :).  So here’s your friendly reminder (based on the Microsoft Service Pack Lifecycle Support Policy):

The release version of Windows 7 (i.e. no SP1) will not be supported after 4/9/2013.

The release version of Windows Server 2008 R2 (i.e. no SP1) will not be supported after 4/9/2013.

So this means that no new security patches will be released for RTM versions of these products after the April 2013 patch Tuesday cycle.


Keeping Up With Microsoft Daylight Savings Time Updates

My colleague Angie and I were searching for “The Latest” Daylight Saving Time Cumulative Update and stumbled onto the following page:


If you deal with time zones around the world, you may want to bookmark that page for future reference! Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn’t release time zone patches as a separate category, and since they’re not a security update, are often overlooked.