Microsoft Update is the new website from Microsoft which helps you update Microsoft Windows and many other Microsoft programs that you've installed, like- Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server, all under one roof.
It works just fine with Automatic Updates.Microsoft Update will scan for updates and will download and install any high priority update for the above mentioned products.
So,Microsoft Office Online is no longer necessary for updating your Office suite.But it's still working.If one wants to install any template or clipart then he/she can visit there.
Microsoft update provides you both Express as well as Custom scanning modes.But Express scanning is recommended.Custom scanning will provide you both hardware and software updates.But I shall suggest to visit respective hardware manufacturer's websites fotr the latest updates.
Security-related updates are released once a month. However, if a security threat occurs, such as a widespread virus or worm that affects Windows-based computers, Microsoft will release a corresponding update as soon as possible. Other types of updates can be released whenever they are ready.
It’s a good idea to turn on Automatic Updates so that your computer can receive high-priority updates as they become available.
Microsoft Update and Automatic Updates support the following versions of Windows:
Windows Millennium Edition
Windows Server 2003
If you have problems installing an update then:-
· Microsoft Update Troubleshooter
· Microsoft Update Support Center
· Windows Update Newsgroup
· Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for Windows Update issues)