Microsoft are planning to release 13 patches next week according to the companies security bulletin advance notification service.
The updates range from moderate to critical. 9 of the bulletins will effect Microsoft Windows and all 9 are critical. Other bulletins effect Microsoft SharePoint Service, Microsoft Office & Visual Studio, Microsoft .NET framework, Windows Media Player and the companies IM software; MSN Messenger.
The patches will be available on February 8 via the Microsoft Security website or WindowsUpdate. 13 patches in one month is among the biggest ever released.