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  • Blog Post: Advance Notification for the November 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin release

    Just a quick FYI that we’ve issued our Advance Notification Service for the November ’10 security bulletin release. This time around we’re releasing three updates addressing 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and Unified Access Gateway (UAG). One bulletin carries a Critical severity rating and the...
  • Blog Post: Autorun-Related Malware sees big declines, plus the June 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Looks like the MSRC has some positive news regarding the recent security tightening around Autorun on the older Windows platforms.  Apparently the infection rate dropped pretty dramatically: The initial results are encouraging. As of May 2011, the number of infections found by the Malicious Software...
  • Blog Post: The March 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have three bulletins addressing four vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. One bulletin is rated Critical, and this is the bulletin we recommend for priority deployment: MS11-015 . This bulletin resolves one Critical-level...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases MS10-070 to all distribution channels

    Looks like the Microsoft Security Response Center has released MS10-070 to WSUS: Today we released out-of-band Security Update MS10-070 through the remainder of our standard distribution channels, including Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services. We have completed our testing of these channels...
  • Blog Post: Advance notification for the December 2010 Microsoft security bulletin release

    Just an FYI that the MSRC released their Advance Notification Service for the December 2010 security bulletin release.  As always, they give information about the coming December release and provided links to detailed information so you can plan your deployment by product, service pack level, and...
  • Blog Post: February 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have 12 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and IIS (Internet Information Services). Three bulletins are rated Critical, and these are the bulletins we recommend for priority deployment: ...
  • Blog Post: The April 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Just an FYI that today we are releasing 17 security bulletins, 9 of which are Critical, and 8 rated Important.  These bulletins will increase protection by addressing 64 unique vulnerabilities in the following Microsoft products:  Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual...
  • Blog Post: FYI: Advance Notification Service for the April 2011 Bulletin Release

    From the MSRC blog: Today, we're providing advanced notification on the release of 17 security bulletins, nine rated Critical and eight rated Important. This month's bulletin release will address 64 vulnerabilities across Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: Like our System Center blogs? Now you have an app for that

    Ever since Windows Phone 7 was launched late last year there’s been a growing buzz surrounding Microsoft’s new phone OS, and with the recent announcement that the Windows Phone Marketplace had surpassed 10,000 apps in those 4-5 months and was growing fast (now well over 12,000 ) I took a look said “Hey...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0

    This release of the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 completely replaces the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool version 2.1. VMST 3.0 helps customers reduce IT costs by making it easier to update their offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks with the latest operating...
  • Blog Post: An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available

    Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update. The following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles describe the issues that are included in this update: 2530678...
  • Blog Post: System Center Updates Publisher 2011 now available for download

    Just in case you missed it, Jeff Wettlaufer (Senior Technical Product Manager for System Center) just announced the immediate availability of SCUP 2011: We have released System Center Updates Publisher 2011 to the web today. This release was primarily driven by customer feedback over the past year. It...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Microsoft Security Update Guide, Second Edition

    We're pleased to announce the release of the new Microsoft Security Update Guide, Second Edition . Fully revised and updated from the first edition, which was released in 2009, this edition focuses on best practices for prioritizing and testing security updates before deployment within your organization...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for the February 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we're providing our Advance Notification Service for February's security bulletins. This month, we'll release 12 bulletins, three of them rated Critical and nine rated Important, addressing issues in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Visual Studio, and IIS. For all the details see the...
  • Blog Post: The May 2011 Security Bulletin Release is Here

    Just in case you somehow managed to miss the announcement, the May security bulletin release is upon us.  For all the details, including a video by Microsoft’s own Jerry Bryant, see the Microsoft Security Response Center blog here . J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2524375

    Today we're releasing Security Advisory 2524375 , to address nine fraudulent digital certificates issued by Comodo Group Inc, a root certificate authority. Comodo has since revoked the digital certificates. This is not a Microsoft security vulnerability; however, one of the certificates potentially affects...
  • Blog Post: The MSRC announces Exploitability Index improvements & Advance Notification Service for the May 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center announced changes to Microsoft’s Exploitability Index: Since October 2008, we have used the Exploitability Index to provide customers with valuable exploitability analysis for our security bulletins, and starting Tuesday this information will become even more...
  • Blog Post: The System Center Blog Aggregator app is now available on Android

    A few weeks back I announced the System Center Blog Aggregator app for Windows Phone 7 and today I wanted to let you know that it was now available for all you Android users out there as well.  I won’t go into all the details as you can read that at the link above, but here are a couple screen shots...
  • Blog Post: An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608)

    Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update. Issues that are fixed This update lets servers that are running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3...
  • Blog Post: Best practices for catalog authoring in System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP)

    If you're looking for some guidance and best practices on how to author and maintain high quality System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) catalogs then you're at the right place.  Our very own Jason Lewis has created an authoring guide that will answer just about every question you could have including...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft security bulletins MS10-030 and MS10-031 released today

    Just a quick FYI that we're releasing two security bulletins, MS10-030 and MS10-031 today: Today we're releasing two security bulletins, MS10-030 and MS10-031 , to address two vulnerabilities in Windows and Microsoft Office, both rated Critical. As always, we recommend that customers test and deploy...