System Center Updates Publisher 2011 has released!


Jason T. Lewis has just announced the release of System Center Updates Publisher 2011. Read the announcement here.

I’m happy to announce that we have released System Center Updates Publisher 2011 to the web today. This release was primarily driven by customer feedback over the past year. It all started last year at MMS (2010) where we got a lot of great feedback regarding the existing product. Out of that feedback a plan was created to greatly improve the product for both customers and partners. Updates Publisher 2011 is packed full of new features and additions with just a few of them listed below.

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  • The ability to define prerequisite and superseded updates as part of a software update definition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 “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
  • 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

To download and learn more about SCUP from TechCenter visit here:

Over the next few weeks come back to the blog for a series of screencast cover all aspects of Updates Publisher 2011.

About Author

My name is Ronni Pedersen and I'm currently working as a Cloud Architect at APENTO in Denmark. My primary focus is Enterprise Client Management solutions, based on technologies like AzureAD, Intune, EMS and System Center Configuration Manager. I'm is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility.


  1. Hey Ronni

    I always wondered why Microsoft doesn’t do more to promote this product. If you take a look at the catalog library it’s a very small on Microsoft own website for SCUP. It would be great for larger companies to be able to have a complete Software Update deployment tool instead of having to buy from third parties.

  2. Hi H.C,

    Microsoft does promote this a lot… But unfortunately, they can’t force 3rd. party partners to build catalogs for their updates.

    But you should checkout VMware vCenter Protect Update Catalog (formerly Shavlik SCUPdates). They build catalog files for many of the major vendors/product like Adobe, Apple, Sun, and Firefox.

    Check it out here:

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