Nearly 34 security vulnerabilities have been patched for this Patch Tuesday, and approximately 14 updates released to address various operating system issues for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, forum visitors and members will see more security updates as a result of this update. This is by far, the largest Windows Update release in some time. These updates address issues in the following software: Microsoft Windows Client and Server (All supported versions)Internet ExplorerMicrosoft Office 2007Silverlight (upon which more .NET applications are being built)Microsoft XML (MSXML)Windows Kernel Updated: Changes to the Windows kernel have been made in the August 2010 Patch Tuesday update to address MS10-048 and MS10-047. For laymen, the kernel is the core build of the Windows operating system. Angela Gunn, Security Response Communications Manager at the Microsoft Security Response Center had this to write: View the official bulletin here: August 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification - The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) - Site Home - TechNet Blogs Windows users can check for Windows Updates manually by entering Start -> Control Panel -> Windows Update Additional, and much more substantive information can be found at the August 2010 Security Bulletin Overview.