For years, Intuit has offered the opportunity for readers of certain knowledge based articles to sign-up for updates to the article, like the one shown below. The intent being that if an article identified a problem, but didn't have any answers, that you could get notified when a problem resolution had been worked out, or at least some work around had been configured.
Intuit KBA Sign-up for Update
I can only remember a very few instances of where I got any 'notification' that a problem had been resolved, or that there was an update to the KBA (even if there was). Recently though Intuit has started sending out notifications when you have signed-up for one of these updates. Here is an example of such an update:
KBA Update of Resolved Issue
In the specific case above you will notice that the update mentions the fact that the problem has been resolved, and then refers you to the support article (KBA) with the updated information.
But I have also begun to receive similar notices indicating that they are just making me aware that they haven't forgotten either 'me' or the 'problem' even though the problem still hasn't been resolved. Below is an example of one of those notifications.
KBA Update about Next Update
In other words, this 'update' is just a notice that now tells you when the next update will be issued (see the lettering in Red within the notice). Essentially they don't have anything new to tell you at all, but perhaps they will by the next time they update you. Similarly they are actually updating the KBA with the same 'Next Update' information, as you can see here:
Updated KBA with Next Update Update
In other words, the 'Update' section of the KBA, which is an 'update itself' now contains a new 'Next Update' Update Date that advises you when the next update will appear (assuming of course they remember to update the update information).
Is it any wonder we wonder about the value of updates?