New Product Family and Product Categories for Microsoft Online Services in WSUS

New Product Family and Product Categories for Microsoft Online Services
- WSUS Product Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/wsus/archive/2011/12/09/new-product-family-and-new-product-categories-for-microsoft-online-services.aspx

A new product family has been added to your WSUS server –
*Microsoft Online Services*. The Microsoft Online Services product family
will include updates for the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant
product categories. A new product category entitled *Microsoft Online
Services Sign-In Assistant* will allow a variety of regular update types,
such as update rollups, critical updates and security updates, and a product
category entitled *Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant (Smart Setup
for First-Time Installations)* will contain updates to be used on demand
only when Microsoft Office 365 services are deployed. You will see the new
product family categories as new updates are available for this product.
Microsoft Online Services updates will also be available in the Microsoft
Update Catalog at
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com.

Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant allows users
single sign-on and federated identity access to Microsoft Office 365
services.
You should synchronize the *Microsoft Online Services *family if your
organization has deployed or plans to deploy Microsoft Office 365
services to ensure this product is kept up to date. For additional information about
Microsoft Office 365, see
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/online-software.aspx#fbid=68hffKHVv7r

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Please note that in sbs networks the needed wsus configuration is “all
products” and thus there is no way to not sync this category. It shows
up as needed even if you do not plan to move to Office 365.
Instead, please decline KB2630976 if you have no plans to deploy Office 365. 
If you ever deploy it in the future you can always go back and undo this, but if you
approve it or leave it as is, it will stay undeployed in a network whereOffice 365 has not rolled out.

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