What Is Patch Tuesday? (And why it is important)
#PatchTuesday - it's real!
If you are in the IT industry, you've heard of Patch Tuesday or know it too well. It was started by Microsoft way back in 2003 to consolidate updates to important applications created by them. It was initially done as a cost-saving to release all the updates simultaneously. Instead of having many mini-launches throughout the month, the thought was to organize one big launch for all the past month's updated patches. This included upgrades to the applications as well as the often-needed security patches to fix issues with security holes that had been identified.