I’ve been keeping you all abreast of changes in our Hotfix plans. More than a year ago, we introduced the notion of advertising hotfixes and enabling people to browse and download the hotfixes the find most useful. Prior to that, the only way to get a hotfix was to call customer support with a problem and have them determine that one of our available hotfixes would solve it. Six months or so ago, we introduced a new and much improved site (MSDN Code Gallery) for searching for and browsing hotfixes. We also enabled notification via an RSS feed.
We have just added a new capability – localization of all Hotfix information. Hotfix descriptions are now available in 10 languages (including English). When you go to MSDN Code Gallery, you will now see a page with links for each of the supported languages.
I hope our international customers will find this to be a big help in keeping their VS, VSTS and TFS products up to date.