The first software update for Windows 8 is already headed right out the door, here with security in mind for the masses. Recent word is that this version of Windows is already significantly less venerable to malicious attacks than its much earlier brethren, but until the operating system is ready to fight off all of its enemies, Microsoft will continue to update. Thusly there is this Version 1.0 Microsoft Security Bulletin scheduled to be bringing you an update on the 13th of November.
The Microsoft is making it clear that those concerned with security should be paying close attention to their Security Notifications updater bringing all the technicals along with the basics. Microsoft will also be hosting a webcast addressing customer questions on the security bulletings from this point forward starting on November 14th at 11 AM Pacific. After the live webcast you'll be able to watch the session on request.
The software affected by this set of bulletin updates includes Windows itself, Microsoft .NET framework, Office, and Internet Explorer. The updates may require restart in some cases and will certainly require restart in others. Microsoft is also updating their Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. This update will be working with Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download center.
There are also several non-security updates coming across rather soon, these being exceedingly numerous and affecting essentially every Windows operating system under the sun. From Windows 7 to Windows Server 2008 back to Windows 8, these updates will include bug fixes galore. The full list of updates can be found on Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2012 archive - it's a massive beastly giant!