Hello all. Before we look at next week’s bulletin release, we’d like to recommend –  for those of you who missed it in the run-up to this year’s Black Hat conference –  the third annual Microsoft Security Response Center Progress Report. Every year around this time, we look back at the progress our key security programs have made. This year’s report, which recaps (among other things) the expansion of our Microsoft Active Protections Program and the launch of our Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) third-party security advisory program in April, makes for excellent reading.

Today we’re releasing our advance notification for the August security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9. This month’s release includes 13 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, .NET and Visual Studio. All 13 bulletins will be released on Tuesday, August 9 at approximately  10 a.m. PDT. Revisit  this blog on Tuesday for our official risk and impact analysis, along with deployment guidance and a video overview of the release.

As always, we recommend that customers review the ANS summary page for more information and prepare for the testing and deployment of these bulletins as soon as possible.

Please join Jonathan Ness and Jerry Bryant for a public webcast on Wednesday. They’ll go into detail about the bulletins and answer questions live on the air. Register at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, August 10
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC –7)
Registration:
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032487857&Culture=en-US 

Thanks,

Angela Gunn
Trustworthy Computing.

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