I received a lot of feedback requesting Security content in the Newsletter.  I don’t intend re-inventing the wheel here, merely to direct you to the best sources on Security related information.  I’ll probably be a bit “cheeky” and point out that Microsoft has the most secure products – let’s see what I can find!

We release our security updates monthly on “Patch Tuesday” (which is Wednesday in reality for us).  Along with the updates we publish a regular Security Bulletin – Here is August’s.  Whilst writing that last sentence, I’ve realised that I would be much better off publishing this newsletter on (or just after) Patch Tuesday – there’s not much point telling you about something that happened nearly a month ago!  That will have to be something for next month.

You can sign up to receive the monthly security bulletin here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ie/security/dd252948.aspx

All our products have a lifecycle from release through to withdrawal.  It’s very useful to know if the product you are working of is still in support. We publish the Microsoft Product Lifecycle here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9669804

Microsoft provides free software updates for security and nonsecurity issues for all supported service packs.  See a List of Supported Service Packs here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9669805

And for something interesting to watch, have a look at this 11 minute video that explains the proactive work that Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing group is conducting to help provide more secure, private, and reliable computing experiences for the individuals and companies who power today's computing ecosystem.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/edge/Video/hh269932.aspx

More next month..

dave