- January 12, 2022
Exchange Server admins who had to cope with a Y2K22 error to start the new year have three more vulnerabilities of varying levels of severity to resolve for Patch Tuesday.
- December 15, 2021
Microsoft issued security updates for 67 CVEs, including a Windows AppX Installer zero-day, but a Java-based vulnerability has many IT departments on edge.
- November 10, 2021
Microsoft released a security update to shut down a publicly exploited vulnerability in the beleaguered on-premises messaging platform.
- November 03, 2021
Microsoft is expected to highlight the features in its new Windows desktop and server products as well as company efforts in artificial intelligence and cloud services.
- October 13, 2021
In addition to the publicly exploited bug, Microsoft corrected 76 flaws, including four that had been publicly disclosed, in this month's batch of security updates.
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- September 15, 2021
The two notable vulnerabilities, disclosed prior to this month's security update releases, receive permanent fixes to supersede earlier mitigation instructions.
- August 11, 2021
Microsoft corrects a Windows zero-day and two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in this month's batch of security updates.
- July 14, 2021
Microsoft addressed 116 unique CVEs, including several corrections for Exchange Server, in this month's batch of security updates.
- June 09, 2021
The tech company confirmed there were signs of exploitation in the wild for the vulnerabilities that affect Windows desktop and server operating systems.
- May 13, 2021
Microsoft releases four fixes for the email server product, which remains firmly in the sights of threat actors seeking new ways to exploit the system.
- April 14, 2021
Microsoft resolves 110 vulnerabilities, including a zero-day and four public disclosures, but the company says admins should prioritize four critical bugs on Exchange Server.
- March 09, 2021
For many organizations that rely on Exchange for reasons in addition to email, a move to a more secure messaging platform is not an option.
- February 10, 2021
Microsoft addresses 56 total unique vulnerabilities, including six that were publicly disclosed, and gives administrators their second dose for August's Zerologon issue.
- January 13, 2021
In addition to the fix for its antivirus software, Microsoft also corrected a publicly disclosed printer driver flaw that affected Windows client and server systems.
- December 09, 2020
In addition to the monthly security updates, Microsoft shares a fix to address a DNS cache poisoning vulnerability that affects Windows Server systems.
- November 11, 2020
In addition to fixing the exploited Windows flaw, Microsoft rolls out a new look to the Security Update Guide that draws some criticism.
- October 14, 2020
The number of security updates from Microsoft dips below the average of the previous several months, but a TCP/IP bug looms large for administrators.
- October 02, 2020
The news from Microsoft from this year's Ignite show for Exchange administrators was: You can keep your on-premises email platform, but you'll have to pay for it like Office 365.
- September 09, 2020
There were no zero-days or public disclosures from Microsoft this month, but patches for SharePoint and Exchange should get prompt attention.
- August 12, 2020
In addition to the actively exploited flaws, IT workers must contend with a domain controller exploit that could give an attacker administrative access.
- July 24, 2020
The shift to remote work and accelerated cloud migrations during the pandemic have resulted in strong revenue growth for Microsoft. The company reported its Q4 earnings this week.
- July 15, 2020
Microsoft warns administrators not to delay the deployment of a patch to shut down a critical bug in Windows DNS servers due to its potential to cause widespread damage.
- June 10, 2020
SharePoint continues to attract attention this month, with 12 unique vulnerabilities corrected in the document sharing and storage product.
- May 13, 2020
Microsoft delivers corrections for 111 unique vulnerabilities with a significant number aimed at SharePoint, which may signal growing interest from attackers.
- April 15, 2020
Complications arising from the coronavirus pandemic could slow the rollout of this month's Microsoft security updates as IT teams deal with an influx of remote workers.
- March 11, 2020
Microsoft delivers corrections for 115 unique vulnerabilities, including 26 bugs rated critical in one of its largest Patch Tuesday releases in recent memory.
- February 12, 2020
Microsoft released security updates for 99 unique vulnerabilities, including an Internet Explorer flaw the company had notified customers about last month.
- January 16, 2020
Microsoft and AWS stepped up their ongoing battle promoting a variety of Windows Server 2008 migration tools in hopes of luring users over to their respective ecosystems.
- January 15, 2020
The U.S. National Security Agency shared information with Microsoft about a significant spoofing vulnerability in Windows that enterprises should make a patching priority.
- December 11, 2019
Microsoft delivers the final batch of security fixes for the year with a Windows zero-day vulnerability getting top billing for administrators.
- November 27, 2019
Microsoft's history over the past 20 years is marked by the pivot from closed software models to support for open source and cloud. Quantum computing will shape the next decades.
- November 13, 2019
Security updates for the month also include corrections for bugs in the Hyper-V virtualization platform, Excel for Mac systems and Exchange Server.
- November 13, 2019
Expect Microsoft to continue its cloud push at its annual conference for IT pros to get more organizations moving to Azure and its Office 365 collaboration platform.
- October 09, 2019
Microsoft attempts to stamp out printing issues that originated from a faulty out-of-band patch for an Internet Explorer zero-day.
- September 11, 2019
Microsoft issues fixes for 79 unique vulnerabilities, including three public disclosures, as part of its monthly security updates.
- August 14, 2019
Administrators weighed down by news of the BlueKeep vulnerability will have to contend with a similar bug some are calling DejaBlue.
- July 10, 2019
Microsoft fixed two Windows zero-day flaws as part of the July 2019 Patch Tuesday release, which also saw the remediation of 75 other vulnerabilities across Microsoft products.
- June 12, 2019
Despite multiple warnings from Microsoft, the threat of the BlueKeep RDP vulnerability to unpatched Windows systems continues to loom following its May Patch Tuesday disclosure.
- May 14, 2019
Microsoft fixed 23 critical vulnerabilities in its latest monthly security updates, as well as patches for supported and unsupported Windows systems to ward off a worm that has the potential to be the next WannaCry.
- April 09, 2019
In addition to Microsoft's fixes, administrators should patch holes in several Adobe products to keep attackers from creating havoc in their systems.
- March 12, 2019
In addition to the March Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft's attempts at improving performance following Spectre variant 2 patches backfire for some users on Windows 10.
- February 12, 2019
Administrators should prioritize patching systems affected by a zero-day vulnerability resolved by the February Patch Tuesday updates.
- January 08, 2019
Administrators should prioritize an out-of-band patch that addresses an Internet Explorer zero-day before tackling the 47 vulnerabilities corrected by the January Patch Tuesday fixes.
- December 11, 2018
Microsoft resolved a zero-day and a public disclosure this December patch Tuesday, while experts revisit 2018 in patching and what needs improvement.
- November 13, 2018
In addition to the November Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft offered assistance to combat a new side-channel attack and rereleased a Windows 10 update and Windows Server 2019.
- October 09, 2018
Administrators have a relatively light workload for October Patch Tuesday, but IT workers should pay attention to multiple workstation fixes and issues with older patches.
- September 26, 2018
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- September 11, 2018
Administrators should prioritize patching systems affected by four public disclosures resolved by the Patch Tuesday updates.
- August 14, 2018
Administrators have their work cut out for them, with more than 60 vulnerabilities to handle for August Patch Tuesday, after reeling from the effects of a bad batch of July updates.
- July 10, 2018
Microsoft resolved three public disclosures and updated its Spectre and Meltdown advisory this July Patch Tuesday. In total, Microsoft addressed about 54 vulnerabilities.
- June 12, 2018
Adobe closed a zero-day vulnerability last week, which Microsoft added to its June Patch Tuesday updates. Administrators have a lighter workload, with about 50 exploits to address.
- May 08, 2018
Microsoft resolved two zero-day exploits and two public disclosures, amid more than 65 exploits affecting operating systems, browsers and Microsoft Office this May Patch Tuesday.
- April 10, 2018
Microsoft delivered out-of-band security patches to address the Total Meltdown and malware engine exploits as a precursor to its regularly scheduled April Patch Tuesday fixes.
- March 26, 2018
Windows Server 2019 will come with a number of enhancements to cater to administrators who want a tighter connection to the Azure cloud platform, Microsoft said.
- March 13, 2018
March Patch Tuesday adds several more mitigations for the Spectre and Meltdown exploits, this time for 32-bit server and client operating systems.
- March 08, 2018
Selected technical features and technical support twilight inspires more Windows Server 2008 and 2012 IT shops to upgrade to Windows Server 2016.
- February 13, 2018
Administrators who rushed out fixes in January for the Meltdown and Spectre flaws then had to unwind some of those corrections after additional problems occurred.
- January 09, 2018
Complications surrounding the fix for the Meltdown and Spectre microprocessor architecture flaws will make the patching process more difficult for administrators.
- August 25, 2016
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- December 10, 2014
Google Compute Engine adds Windows support -- another sign of the platform's growing maturity and one fewer reason for enterprises to say no.
- May 02, 2011
Microsoft believes its SMI-S specification can address the needs of Windows shops with multi-vendor storage needs, but it will need support from storage vendors to make it happen.
- July 17, 2007
The integrity of the TPM chip is vital to the future of computer security and the value of Windows Vista's BitLocker technology. Cracking it could turn the IT industry on its ear.
- February 28, 2007
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