SUS version 2 beta…..

I received an invitation to join this beta today. Among the advertised highlights are –
Support for Windows, Office, SQL, and Exchange patches
Reporting capabilities – deployment status about download, install and impacted machines.
Ability to uninstall patches that support uninstall
More Administrative controls – patch install, uninstall, install by a deadline, and configurable client polling intervals.
Targeting of different updates to administrator defined groups of machines.

They should really have been in version 1!


  1. Karl Binger

    I’m trying to invite myself, so-to-speak, for SUS 2 Beta. Any ideas on how or where (url) I can sign up for it?


  2. Me

    Complete the survey and receive priority consideration for the MSUS 2.0 beta program:

    * Visit: (The BetaPlace website requires sign-in using Microsoft .NET Passport)
    * Once signed in you will be asked for either a Beta ID or a Guest ID. Choose the Guest ID option
    * Enter “MSUS10Survey” (it *is* case sensitive)
    * Access the Microsoft Software Update Services (MSUS) page
    * Navigate to the Survey

  3. Mike

    I couldn’t access the survey using the “MSUS10Survey” Guest ID. I was able to fill out the survey/beta nomination form using the instructions below.

    Go to and sign in using the guest account ‘BetaReq’.(case sensitive) You will need to use your or Passport account. If you do not have a .NET Passport, please go to to create one. Fill out the form and specify the SUS 2.0 beta program. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate Product Group for review and consideration.

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