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September 26, 2017
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 becomes available in October. In addition to a version that runs on Linux, new features include support for Python-based analytics.
June 15, 2017
Microsoft claims recent WannaCry attacks did not influence the decision to disable SMBv1 by default in the next major Windows updates.
May 11, 2017
This week's Risk & Repeat podcast looks at how a simple tweet about a Windows bug from Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy sparked a debate about vulnerability disclosure.
February 17, 2017
News roundup: Microsoft Patch Tuesday was canceled in February without a clear reason. Plus, APT28 is linked to new Mac malware; Lazarus targets more banks and more.
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Because Driver Store Explorer shows driver file names you can use it to target updates explicitly when Device Manager can't find them by itself. Continue Reading
Microsoft collects data using Windows 10 telemetry features. Expert Michael Cobb explains what type of data is collected, and whether enterprises need to be worried about it. Continue Reading
Despite a known zero-day flaw, Microsoft delays February's security bulletins for an unspecified reason. Continue Reading
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If your Windows 10 taskbar is overcrowded with notifications, you can disable them on an app-by-app basis. Continue Reading
Occasionally attempts to install Windows Updates will meet with failure. When that happens, try one or more of these tools and techniques to remedy Windows Update problems. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Wi-Fi Sense for Windows 10 can share encrypted passwords for Wi-Fi networks, but is it safe? Expert Michael Cobb has the answer. Continue Reading