Microsoft Update Catalog to Work in Chrome and Firefox Too

The Microsoft Update Catalog is the place to go when you need to manually download a specific update and get more information on it, but until now, this service has only been available for Internet Explorer users exclusively because of a single requirement: ActiveX.

Microsoft restricted access to the Update Catalog to Internet Explorer, so unless you were using this browser, you weren’t allowed to connect to it – there were workarounds, of course, such as changing the user agent to make your browser be identified as Internet Explorer, but officially, only Microsoft’s browser was allowed.

ActiveX will no longer be required

And yet, the software giant has finally understood that it makes no sense to keep the Update Catalog private for IE users, so the company is now working to remove the ActiveX requirement and open this service for any browser out there, including … (read more)

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