MJFChat: How to keep up with Windows patches in your enterprise

You can find the transcript of the interview, here.

We’ve started a new, twice-monthly interview show on Petri.com that will cover topics of interest to our tech-professional audience. We are calling this show “MJFChat.”

In my role as Petri’s Community Magnate, I will be interviewing a variety of IT-savvy folks. Some of these will be Petri contributors; some will be tech-company employees; some will be IT pros. We will be tackling various subject areas in the form of 30-minute audio interviews. I will be asking the questions, the bulk of which we’re hoping will come from you, our Petri.com community of readers.

We will ask for questions a week ahead of each chat. Readers can post their suggested questions in the designated “MJFChat” area in our Petri.com forums. Once the interviews are completed, we will post the audio and associated transcript in the forums for readers to digest at their leisure.

Our next MJFChat, scheduled for Monday, July 8, is between me and Bryan Dam, Software Engineer at Recast Software and the force of nature behind the “Dam Good Admin” blog. The general topic of our chat is how to keep up with Windows patches in your enterprise. We want you to submit your best questions about Windows patching ahead of our chat here in the forums.

Keeping up with Windows patches has developed into a near full-time occupation. For business users, it’s not just the ever-chaging nomenclature that’s challenging (Semi-Annual Channel Targeted. Long Term Servicing Channel. B week, C week…) It’s also knowing when and how to defer Windows patches and how to best use WSUS, Intune and ConfigMgr to keep up with the ongoing onslaught.

Dam has kept readers of his blog up-to-speed with everything from the good, bad and ugly of Intune patching; to the many twists and turns of Microsoft’s business patching strategy. He’s standing by for any and all your patching questions.

If you know someone you’d like to see interviewed on the MJFChat show, including yourself, send me a note at [email protected]. (Let me know why you think this person would be an awesome guest and what topics you’d like to see covered.) We’ll take things from there….