Check the datasheet here

Windows Server Update Services Product Overview

There is also an SDK available.

Here is the download page where you can download the binaries and the docs. I'm planning on doing some late night reading.

Will we be able to use WSUS for patching (.msp) of our own apps, or just MS apps like Office?

Update: I talked to someone attending TechEd in Orlando today and he mentioned that thrid party patching via WSUS will be available by using the SDK.

Update 2: We have the server up and I will be running tests to see if the application patching works like I hope it will. The reporting is very nice and the option to have a client machine request it's updates will also come in handy.
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hello bob,

We have wsus in production, that means only security and essential updates. One minor thing in wsus: lets say a workstation must be installed from image, the old machinename stays in the wsus computer list. So you have 2 entries. Do you know if i can get rid of this?

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Answered 07/25/2005 by: sejacru
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So far I just remove them if they dont report themselves for 30 days or so. If I remove one that is actually a valid computer it just reports itself, gets re-added and starts pulling down updates.

I am using it for MS Office 2003 updates too. I still haven't got around to trying to use it for third party updates (<edited to say this)
Answered 08/24/2005 by: BobTheBuilder
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