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  • Blog Post: Is your Browser keeping you safe online?

    Recently I’ve been running some IT Camps around the country and recently in Brisbane we got a bit off topic and started talking about browsers and what people are using.   Being a technical audience; a lot of folks use Firefox and Chrome with some Internet Explorer sprinkled in.  I of...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: February 2009 Updates

    We have released the 4 security updates for February 2009.  A Summary of these bulletins is below with links to further technical details in each bulletin ID link.  We are also releasing Security Advisory (960715) – Update Rollup for ActiveX Kill Bits.  A summary of that is further down...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Springboard Series Roundtable: IE6 to IE8 Migration

    At the end of this month Stephen Rose and a panel of experts will discuss moving from Internet Explorer 6 applications over to Internet Explorer 8.  In the past year as I’ve talked to customers about their Windows 7 deployment projects; I have found that IE6 applications are still used in the enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2013 Release!

    Welcome to another round of security updates.  This is the last one for the financial year of you talk in that language. The following tables outlined the bulletins being released this month.  Make sure you prioritize these updates where appropriate in your environment. Bulletin ID Bulletin...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2012 Release

    Hi Everyone!  This month is quite a busy one when it comes to updates.  We have a total of 7 updates however I’ve been seeing up to 15 on some of my machines and if you have a Surface we have another system update available as well. Bulletin Information Executive Summaries The following table...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Showcase: Testing LOB Apps for IE9 Compatibility

    Interesting article on how we tested Line of Business applications for compatibility with Internet Explorer 9 Microsoft IT Tests Line of Business Application Compatibility for Internet Explorer 9 For the IE9 Beta deployment, Microsoft IT tested more internal applications and websites than ever to ensure...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2010 Release!

    Well this is the last Security bulletin for the year so make sure you have a look at these before you head off on holidays! New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following 17 new security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities: Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Rating Vulnerability...
  • Blog Post: Security in IE9 Video Available Now!

    Recently I did a series of IE9 Webinar’s and we are in the process of getting these produced and hosted on TechNet Edge.  The first one that’s been done is Security in IE9.  You can view the video below and get the slides as well. Webinar Recording   Slides   Download the Slides Jeffa...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Reliability Update for Windows 7 Now Available

    Today we released a reliability update for Internet Explorer 8 running on the Windows 7 beta. I noticed that it came down via Windows Update but it can also be downloaded via Microsoft Update or by going directly to the Microsoft Help and Support site .  This site has all the details of what the...
  • Blog Post: Should you care about IPV6?

    We all know that we are running out of IPV4 address and we have to get our head around IPV6 as we make the transition.  We do have some time left but that window is rapidly shrinking.  I’ve talked about the need for IPV6 in sessions I’ve done on Direct Access in Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live SkyDrive gets an HTML 5 Makeover!

    What’s not to love about Windows Live SkyDrive ?  You get 25gb of free storage to share photos, upload documents and 5gb of storage to sync documents across devices.  I use it all the time to share presentations, online webinar recordings and photos for the family back in the US.  Well...
  • Blog Post: A Year of Internet Explorer 9

    It’s been a year since we started this journey with IE9.  Check out the video below.. A Year of Internet Explorer 9 Jeffa Technorati Tags: IE9 , Browser
  • Blog Post: Begin your exploring of Internet Explorer 9 RC Today!

    As was mentioned on the Exploring IE Blog yesterday we have reached the Release Candidate Milestone for Internet Explorer 9.  This is a significant milestone for the product team and represents thousands of pieces of feedback from customers and developers.  In total we have received 17,000...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin Release: Out of Band!

      We are schedule released a security bulletin (out-of-band) to address a vulnerability in Internet Explorer on all currently supported versions of Windows. The bulletin is scheduled for release at approximately 10 A.M. Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 . More on this update can be found...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 09 Release

    This month 6 is the lucky number again.  We have 6 updates this month.  Please see details of these below. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-069 Vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service Could Allow...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2009 Update

    Please see details below of the August 2009 security bulletin.  The bulletins are being released on August 11th 2009 PST.  Please click each bulletin ID for more details on the update Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Live Events in June!

    During June we are running a bunch of TechNet Live! meetings on various technologies  Check out all the details below. Windows 7 Release Candidate - The Road to RTM - Changes Since the Beta Date:  Friday, June 12th 2009 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST) Event Overview    The Windows...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: April 09 Release

    Please see below details of this months security bulletin release. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-009 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Cause Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution May Require...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: Out of Band for March 2010

    Today we are releasing a new security bulletin ( out of band) for a newly discovered vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  Full details of this bulletin can be found below. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS10-018 Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2013 Release

    This month is pretty busy in the updates arena so make sure you check out the details below.  Plus this month there is an update for IE 10 to fully support flash as reported on the IE blog earlier this week.  And if you have a Surface RT device there is another firmware update as well. MS13...