Updating non microsoft products
For example, products such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Pinnacle Studio and Jasc Paint Shop Pro either automatically check for updates or ask you if you want to check for updates every time you open the application. The utility runs in the background and periodically asks you if you want to check for software updates for HP products.
Even if every non-Microsoft application in your entire organization offered some sort of automatic patching mechanism like the ones I just talked about, relying on such mechanisms usually isn't practical.
Microsoft offers important, recommended, and optional updates.
Important updates provide significant benefits, such as improved security and reliability.
Optional updates might include, for example, new or updated driver software for devices that you have added to your computer.
Can anyone please advise how I now get updates for other Microsoft products.
The first step in designing a patching strategy for non-Microsoft products is to determine what needs to be patched.
Unfortunately, every organization's patching needs are different because every organization uses a different set of applications.
For non-corporate scenarios, we recommend you use automatic updating or the Microsoft Update website.
If you are running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0, System Center Essentials (SCE), or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) you can import updates directly into these applications.