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!

3 Responses to “SUS version 2 beta…..”

  1. Karl Binger says:

    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?

    Regards

  2. Me says:

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

    * Visit: http://www.betaplace.com/ (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 says:

    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 http://www.beta.microsoft.com and sign in using the guest account ‘BetaReq’.(case sensitive) You will need to use your Passport.com or Hotmail.com Passport account. If you do not have a .NET Passport, please go to http://www.passport.com 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.