Microsoft's Tuesday Security Release And Skype

We've been getting questions from customers about a posting that Skype made today about a recent service outage they experienced on August 16, 2007. Specifically, we have questions from customers looking for clarification about the role Windows Update and this month's release played in that situation, if any. In a nutshell, there was nothing different […]

We've been getting questions from customers about a posting that Skype made today about a recent service outage they experienced on August 16, 2007.

Specifically, we have questions from customers looking for clarification about the role Windows Update and this month's release played in that situation, if any. In a nutshell, there was nothing different or unusual about this month's release. As Skype notes in its blog, the issue was a bug in the Skype software and not related to Tuesday's updates.

To give some more detail, we were contacted by Skype about this last week and have worked to help them. First, we checked to see if there were any issues introduced by the security updates that could have caused the situation, and we found that there were no issues introduced by the security updates themselves.

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Microsoft, Security Updates, Patch, Skype