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  • Blog Post: The September 2014 Security Updates

    Today, as a part of our regular Update Tuesday process, we released four security bulletins – one rated Critical and three rated Important in severity – to address 42 Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows, Internet ...read more
  • Blog Post: July 2014 Security Bulletin Release

    Many around the globe have been following the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ closely. Regardless of which country you are supporting, many folks have been impressed by the defensive display put on by keeper Tim Howard in a loss against Belgium. It ...read more
  • Blog Post: The May 2014 Security Updates

    Today, we released eight security bulletins – two rated Critical and six rated Important – to address 13 Common Vulnerability & Exposures (CVEs) in .NET Framework, Office, SharePoint, Internet Explorer, and Windows. We encourage you to ...read more
  • Blog Post: Out-of-Band Release to Address Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983

    At approximately 10 a.m. PDT, we will release an out-of-band security update to address the issue affecting Internet Explorer (IE) that was first discussed in Security Advisory 2963983. This update is fully tested and ready for release for all affected ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Exploitability Index Improvements & Advance Notification Service for May 2011 Bulletin Release

    Hello everyone, Today we are announcing 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: KB2839011 Released to Address Security Bulletin Update Issue

    We are aware that some of our customers may be experiencing difficulties after applying security update 2823324 , which we provided in security bulletin MS13-036 on Tuesday, April 9. We’ve determined that the update, when paired with certain third ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for the April 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    In celebration of spring’s onset, today we’re providing advance notification for the April 2013 release of nine bulletins; two Critical and seven Important. The Critical bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer ...read more
  • Blog Post: September 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Hello, Today we published the September Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded thirteen questions, focusing primarily on MS12-061 , covering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server; MS12-062 , affecting ...read more
  • Blog Post: Gadgets, certificate housekeeping and the July 2012 bulletins

    Before we dive into the July security updates, let’s change up the normal order and take a look at the two Security Advisories we are releasing today. One takes an exciting step into the future, while the other prepares us to take an equally important ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for October 2012 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we’re providing advance notification of the release of seven bulletins, one Critical and six Important, for October 2012. The Critical bulletin addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word. The six Important-rated bulletins will address issues ...read more
  • Blog Post: The December bulletins are released

    Hello. As I previously mentioned in the Advance Notification Service blog post on Thursday, today we are releasing 13 security bulletins, three of which are rated Critical in severity, and 10 Important. These bulletins will increase protection by addressing ...read more
  • Blog Post: Q&A from April 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the April Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 14 questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. There were two questions ...read more
  • Blog Post: April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded nine questions during the webcast, with almost half of those focused on the Remote Desktop Client bulletin ( MS13-024 ). One question that ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for November 2012 Security Bulletin Release

    Today, we’re providing advance notification for six bulletins to help protect customers against 19 CVEs. The four Critical-rated updates will address 13 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and the .NET Framework. One bulletin ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification for Update to Address Security Advisory 2794220

    Today, we are providing Advance Notification to customers that at approximately 10 a.m. PST on Monday, January 14, 2013, we will release an out-of-band security update to fully address the issue described in Security Advisory 2794220. While we have still ...read more
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the September 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the September Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 15 questions primarily regarding the Diginotar Certificate compromise and the associated Security Advisory. There was one question that we were ...read more
  • Blog Post: Autorun-Related Malware Declines and the June 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello there. First off, I’d like to share some news regarding the updates we made to the Autorun feature in Security Advisory 967940, which we released in February 2011. The advisory made changes to how Autorun handles “non-shiny” media ...read more
  • Blog Post: June Advance Notification Service and 10 Immutable Laws Revisited

    Before we get into this month’s release, we wanted to alert you to updates to a document that’s been central to much of how Microsoft thinks about security. Ten years ago, Microsoft penned the “Ten Immutable Laws of Security,” ...read more
  • Blog Post: The October 2013 security updates

    This month we release eight bulletins – four Critical and four Important - which address 26 unique CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint, .NET Framework, Office, and Silverlight. For those who need to prioritize their deployment ...read more
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the March 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the March Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded five questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. We invite our ...read more
  • Blog Post: July 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the July 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded 10 questions covering all updates. All questions are included on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: January 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello - Today as part of our monthly security bulletin release we have two bulletins addressing three vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Windows Server. This first bulletin is rated Important, while the second is rated Critical. MS11-001 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Certificate Trust List update and the June 2012 bulletins

    For Update Tuesday we’re releasing seven security bulletins – three Critical-class and four Important – addressing 26 unique CVEs to further improve the security postures of Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Dynamics AX, Microsoft ...read more