Altogether, the patches will fix 64 security holes, or vulnerabilities, in a wide range of Microsoft's software, including Visual Studio, and .NET Framework.
The 17 patches are the same number of fixes Microsoft released in December to address 40 different problems. The newest round ties with December's fixes for the most patches in a single bulletin.
This is a fairly significant update and system administrators should plan for deployment as all windows systems including Server 2008 and Windows 7 are affected by critical bulletins. Frequently used office applications like Excel 2003 through 2010 and PowerPoint 2002 through 2010 are also affected.
For more information about this Security Bulletin click here. For assistance deploying this update, contact the River Run Help Desk at 414-228-7474.