System Center Updates Publisher 2011 has been released!

Today Microsoft released the new version of System Center Update Publisher (SCUP). Here is the new features:

New in System Center Updates Publisher 2011

  • Simpler setup with no database installation
  • An improved user interface that allows better control of managing software updates
  • Improved applicability rule authoring experience
  • Improved performance when importing and managing software updates
  • The ability to create software update bundles
  • The ability to define prerequisite and superseded updates as part of a software update definition
  • A new Software Update Cleanup Wizard that you can use to expire software updates that exist on the update server, but are not in the Updates Publisher 2011 repository
  • A new “Automatic” publication type with which Updates Publisher 2011 can query Configuration Manager to determine whether the selected software updates should be published with full content or only metadata

Since I was privileged to be in the TAP I have been testing the 2011 version and for me the last function “A new “Automatic” publication type” is the coolest. I think this will make it so much easier to publish the right drivers for example if you add the Dell driver catalog.

NOTE! You have to update your WSUS server with the 2530678 hotfix to get all of the functions to work

Download SCUP 2011 from Microsoft

Read more about SCUP from the Jason Lewis blog

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