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  • Blog Post: April 2014 Security Bulletin Webcast and Q&A

    Today we published the April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We answered 13 questions in total, with the majority focusing on the update for Internet Explorer ( MS14-018 ) and the Windows 8.1 Update ( KB2919355 ). Two questions that were not answered on air have been included...
  • Blog Post: The April 2014 Security Updates

    T. S. Elliot once said, “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” So as we put one season to bed, let’s start another by looking at the April security updates . Today, we release four bulletins to address...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for the April 2014 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we provide advance notification for the release of four bulletins, two rated Critical and two rated Important in severity. These updates address issues in Microsoft Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. The update provided through MS14-017 fully addresses the Microsoft Word issue first described...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2953095

    Today we released Security Advisory 2953095 to notify customers of a vulnerability in Microsoft Word. At this time, we are aware of limited, targeted attacks directed at Microsoft Word 2010. An attacker could cause remote code execution if someone was convinced to open a specially crafted Rich Text Format...
  • Blog Post: Antimalware Support for Windows XP and the January 2014 Security Bulletin Webcast and Q&A

    Today we’re publishing the January 2014 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We answered 16 questions in total, with the majority of questions focusing on the Dynamics AX bulletin ( MS14-004 ), the update for Microsoft Word ( MS14-001 ) and the re-release of the Windows 7 and...
  • Blog Post: A Look Into the Future and the January 2014 Bulletin Release

    In January, there are those who like to make predictions about the upcoming year. I am not one of those people. Instead, I like to quote Niels Bohr who said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” However, I can say without a doubt that change is afoot...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for the January 2014 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we provide advance notification for the release of four bulletins for January 2014. All bulletins this month are rated Important in severity and address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Dynamics AX. The update provided in MS14-002 fully addresses the issue first described in Security...
  • Blog Post: July 2010 Security Bulletin Release

    Hi everyone. As part of our usual monthly update cycle, today Microsoft is releasing four security bulletins to address five vulnerabilities in Windows and Microsoft Office. MS10-042 resolves a publicly disclosed and actively exploited vulnerability discussed in Security Advisory 2219475 . The update...
  • Blog Post: December 2010 Security Bulletin Release

    Hi everyone. As part of our usual cycle of monthly security updates, today Microsoft is releasing 17 bulletins addressing 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange. Two of those bulletins carry a Critical rating, while 14 are rated Important...
  • Blog Post: May 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    For those who couldn’t attend the live webcast, today we’re publishing the May 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Internet Explorer ( MS13-037 and...
  • Blog Post: Update on MS10-016 for Microsoft Producer

    Hi everyone, Here's an update on MS10-016 , a Windows Movie Maker bulletin we released in March 2010. At the time, we did not have an update for Microsoft Producer 2003. Today we have released a new version of Microsoft Producer that replaces the old version. We recommend that all customers using...
  • Blog Post: Authenticity and the November 2013 Security Updates

    If you haven't had a chance to see the movie Gravity , I highly recommend you take the time to check it out. The plot moves a bit slowly at times, but director Alfonso Cuaron's work portrayal of zero gravity is worth the ticket price alone. Add in stellar acting and you end up with an epic movie that...
  • Blog Post: April 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    Hi everyone, Our ANS (Advance Notification Service) went out today informing customers that next Tuesday we will release 11 bulletins addressing 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Exchange. We recommend that customers review the ANS summary page and prepare to test and...
  • Blog Post: July 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    Hi everyone. Today we're releasing our advance notification for the July security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13. This month's release includes four bulletins addressing five vulnerabilities. Two bulletins, both with a severity rating of Critical, affect Windows. Two...
  • Blog Post: Lovely tokens and the September 2013 security updates

    Helen Hunt Jackson famously wrote, “By all lovely tokens September is here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” I share Helen’s clear adoration for this time of year. As a sports fan, there are so many “lovely tokens” to enjoy. The baseball...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Notification Service for the June 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we’re providing Advance Notification of five bulletins for release on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. This release brings one Critical- and four Important-class bulletins. The Critical-rated bulletin addresses issues in Internet Explorer, and the Important-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for August 2012 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we're providing advanced notification on the release of nine bulletins, five Critical and four Important, for August 2012. The five Critical security bulletins are addressing ten vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Exchange, SQL Server, Server Software, and Developer Tools...
  • Blog Post: November 2009 Security Bulletin Release

    Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for November 2009 Today, we released six security bulletins addressing a total of 15 vulnerabilities. Four affect Windows and Windows Server and two affect Microsoft Office products (Excel and Word). As we do every month, we have prepared our Risk &...
  • Blog Post: August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Exchange Server ( MS13-061 ) and Windows Kernel ( MS13-063 ). There were 3 additional...
  • Blog Post: February 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    Today we released February bulletin information through our Advance Notification Service (ANS) . This month, we will be releasing 13 bulletins - five rated Critical, seven rated Important, and one rated Moderate - addressing 26 vulnerabilities. Eleven of the bulletins affect Windows and the remaining...
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 979352 – Going out of Band

    We wanted to provide a quick update on the threat landscape and announce that we will release a security update out-of-band to help protect customers from this vulnerability. Based on our comprehensive monitoring of the threat landscape we continue to see very limited, and in some cases, targeted...
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 983438 Released

    Hello. Today we released Security Advisory 983438 , addressing a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Services 3.0 that could allow Elevation of Privilege (EoP) within the SharePoint site itself. Servers are at reduced risk from Internet Explorer 8 clients...
  • Blog Post: June 2010 Security Bulletin Release

    Hi everyone, Today, as part of our regular monthly security bulletin release cycle, we released 10 bulletins to address 34 total vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office (including SharePoint), Internet Explorer (IE), Internet Information Services (IIS), and the .NET Framework. Only three of these...
  • Blog Post: Baseball, Bulletins and the February 2013 Release

    Before we discuss this month’s release, I wanted to briefly touch on the big event happening this week. No, I’m not talking about the romantically-themed holiday on Thursday. I’m talking about the start of spring training and the return of baseball. There are a few things I am very...
  • Blog Post: Clarification on Security Advisory 2896666 and the ANS for the November 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    Today, we’re providing advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, three Critical and five Important, for November 2013. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows, and the Important updates address issues in Windows and Office. While...