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Microsoft is preparing to release seven security bulletins this week, covering all supported versions of Windows, plus Microsoft Office and Silverlight.

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This month Microsoft released six bulletins on Patch Tuesday, addressing a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Four of the bulletins are rated critical, so break out any remaining Easter eggs to cheer you up while you get patching.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:59

Coles supermarkets go virtual

No, not virtual supermarkets a la Woolworths posters at stations and bus stops, but virtual in the IT sense. The retail giant has deployed Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualisation software at each of its 741 supermarkets.

Microsoft has patched a critical vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol that could allow remote code execution. This issue calls for urgent attention, with a security expert describing it as a worm vector.

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What better Valentine's Day gift could there be for a systems administrator than a bouquet of nine long-stemmed Microsoft security patches?

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Microsoft and China Standard Software Co have formalised an agreement to jointly attack the cloud market in China.

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Microsoft has addressed 22 vulnerabilities with 13 security bulletins this month. The good news is that only two of the bulletins are rated critical.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011 08:45

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: four security bulletins

Microsoft has issued just four security bulletins this month, and only one is regarded as critical. A total of 22 vulnerabilities are addressed.

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Along with a critical security update for Windows Server, Microsoft has patched the Windows version of PowerPoint to overcome an important vulnerability. But where's the update for the same issue in PowerPoint for Mac?

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May is shaping up to be a quiet month for systems administrators, at least as far as security patches from Microsoft are concerned. The company is also changing the way it indicates the importance of specific security updates.

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17 security bulletins have been scheduled for release by Microsoft next week. That will be one of the biggest releases ever, and while it equals the number issued in December 2010 the proportion of critical bulletins is much higher this month.

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An update for a security problem disclosed last month in Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 has finally been released. But there's no sign yet of the corresponding update for Office 2004.

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Microsoft has now widened the distribution of its latest security patch for Windows. It is now being pushed out through Windows Update and other channels.

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010 11:20

Microsoft's mega Patch Tuesday

August's Patch Tuesday has seen the delivery of 14 security bulletins from Microsoft. More than half are rated critical, and a total of 34 vulnerabilities are addressed.

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Friday, 06 August 2010 08:28

Microsoft prepares for a record Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has provided its customary advance notice of security bulletins, and it looks like August's Patch Tuesday is going to be a big one with a record 14 bulletins.

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Microsoft is set to release an out-of-cycle security update to address a vulnerability that's being actively exploited by malware writers.

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Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:33

Microsoft's Fix It for Stuxnet vulnerability

Microsoft has released a temporary fix for a Windows Shell vulnerability that is being exploited by the Stuxnet malware.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:43

Patch Tuesday brings three critical updates

As foreshadowed, Microsoft released four security bulletins overnight. One affects Windows 7 and three are rated critical.

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Microsoft will patch critical vulnerabilities in Windows and Office this month, but a fix for the SharePoint cross-site scripting vulnerability isn't ready yet.

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