New Products Appear in WSUS

Two new products appeared in my WSUS Add/Remove Products list tonight.  They might have been there for a couple days, but they are definitely new.  Here is the screen shot for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about (click to enlarge):


Up until this point WSUS was only capable of updating Exchange, SQL, Office, and multiple flavors of Windows.  That is all about to change over the coming months… these two new products are just the tip of the iceberg.

FYI – there are no actual updates available for either Max or SBS.  I forced a content sync after selecting the new products, but found no new updates.  I suggest you check the Add/Remove Products list at least once a week to see what pops up.  It’s interesting that Microsoft chose to include Max as one of the first additional WSUS product types.  I doubt many people even know this product exists, and even fewer are clamoring for an automated way to update it ;)  Regardless, forward progress on the WSUS front is a good thing.  Stay tuned to this blog and the WSUS Wiki for more info on this and other WSUS topics.