So I open the WU console and look at the details of the “Important Update” and to my surprise its not an update at all but rather a bunch of new software which I don’t really want in the first place nor have already installed on my machine, so it doesn’t need updating.
It seems Microsoft is reverting to using WU to push unwanted software, kinda like what adware, spyware and rogue software does.
Windows Live Mail uses Microsoft's own Delta Sync protocol to synchronize emails for Outlook, Hotmail, Live, MSN and other Microsoft email accounts.
I guess if you can’t convince users to download and install your software the next best thing is to push it down their throats whether they like it or not. I decide to un-check the “Important Update” and forget about it.
But to my (second) surprise, the WU notification from the traybar does not disappear as it normally does when you decide not to install an update.
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Like Office 2008, Office 2011 must be updated by installing additional update packages, some of which require previous updates to be installed. The MSOffice2011Updates.munki recipe finds the latest Office 2011 update, downloads it, extracts the embedded package, and imports it into your Munki repo.