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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2014 Release!

    Hi folks and welcome to another round of security updates. This months updates mainly focus on Windows so make sure you apply them where appropriate in your environment's . Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2014 Release!

    Welcome to another patch Tuesday or Wednesday as it is here in Australia. There are quite a list of updates this month so make sure you have a look at the details and apply them where appropriate in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: January 2014 Release

    Hello everyone and welcome to 2014 and the first security bulletin for the new year! This month is a bit of a quiet month with only 4 major bulletins to consider for your environments. Details are below so make sure you look at these and apply where necessary. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2012 Release

    This month we have 6 new security bulletins and 1 new security advisory that you need to apply in your environments.  Please see all the details below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on March 13, 2012...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2013 Release!

    Welcome to the February 2013 security bulletin release!  This month we have quite a few updates to consider in your environments so make sure you pay close attention to these updates this month. Bulletin Information   Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating...
  • 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: Security Bulletin: October 2007

    It's that time again. Time for another round of security updates. Please see details below. What is this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new Security Bulletin being released on 09 October 2007 . New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following six new security bulletins...
  • Blog Post: Level 1 Microsoft Security Advisory 2524375 Released!

    Folks.  Make sure you look at this one. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2524375 - Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing - on March 23, 2011.   Summary   Microsoft is aware of nine fraudulent digital...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2009 Update

    It’s that time again.  Time to patch those systems and get up to date.  This month we have 13 security updates.  Please make sure you check out the details below and apply them to you environments where appropriate. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Vulnerability Impact Restart...
  • Blog Post: MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Available Now!

    Continuing on this rapid release cycle we have now announced the next beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit or MAP.  MAP Toolkit 9.0 is now available for testing.  If you are looking at deploying all the new releases we have announced then the MAP Toolkit is an essential tool...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 28th Out of Band Release

    On July 28th 2009 we will be releasing two Out of Band security bulletins.  The first one will be for the Microsoft Visual Studio product line and the second will be a defence-in-depth change to Internet Explorer to address attack vectors related to the Visual Studio bulletin, as well as fixes for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2011 Release

    What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on August 09, 2011. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities. New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following 13 new security...
  • Blog Post: Australian Daylight Savings Changes - October 2008

    In October 2008 we will again be experiencing changes to Daylight Savings in Australia. I wanted to make you aware of these changes so you can plan for them in your environments. The changes to daylight savings can have significant business impact if you don't deal with them in a proactive manner. You...
  • 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: May 2011 Release

    This month we only have 2 newly discovered security bulletins that you need to consider for your environments.  Please see the details below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletins being released on May 10, 2011. Security bulletins...
  • 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: September 2013 Release!

    Welcome to another security bulletin release.  This always seems to happen when I’m travelling and presenting.  I guess the demo gods like to make my life interesting! The table below outlines this month’s updates that you need to consider in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2011 Release

    It’s that time again.  This month we have 4 new security bulletins being released this month.  Please see all the details below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on November 08, 2011. Security bulletins...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin Release: December 2007

    Hey folks, In addition to Office SP1 we have also release our latest Security Bulletin Release.  Check out the details below. What is this alert?   This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new Security Bulletin being released on 11 December 2007 .   New Security Bulletins  ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2011 Release

    What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletins being released on June 14, 2011. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities. New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following 16 new security...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: March 2009 Update

      Please see details below of this month’s security bulletin.  Only 3 this month so relatively quiet this time around. Bulletin Identifier Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Affected Software Impact MS09-006 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow remote code execution Critical Windows 2000...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: January 2013 Release

    Happy New Year everyone!  What better way to start things off than with a bunch of new security updates.  Check out the details below of this months security bulletin.  Pretty busy one this time around so make sure you check them out.  One thing I did notice is another firmware update...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2013 Release

    It’s that time again!  Get your updates done before the silly season starts.  It’s a busy month this month with 11 updates for you to consider in your environments.  Today’s update also includes firmware updates for Surface RT , Surface Pro , Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 .  If you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2012

      This month we have quite a few updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface RT device you will have noticed a firmware update is available that improves performance.  Below are details of updates available.   Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary...
  • Blog Post: Western Australia Daylight Savings Trial

    Western Australia is introducing a 3 year trial for daylight savings starting on December 3rd 2006. If you live in WA then click here for all the information on what you need to do to update your systems. We have a whitepaper and a patch available to help ensure your systems correctly upgrade their clocks...