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Microsoft's July Patch Causing 2 Different Crash Flaws

Issues concerning Microsoft's July security update, released last week, have led to crashes for many users. One is connected to the InstallShield application and another is a compatibility issue with Dell Data Protection suite.

Practical PowerShell Part 2: Property Value

This week Prof. PowerShell shows you how to retrieve dynamic property values.

Microsoft OS Market Share Slips to 14 Percent

The massive increase of mobile devices has led to Microsoft's OS market share to decline to 14 percent worldwide.

SQL Server 2012 SP2 Slipstream ISO Flaw Causing Upgrade Issues

Problems with the ISO releases SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 have surfaced, according to Microsoft this week.

Spoofed Google and Yahoo SSL Certs Blocked by Microsoft

In a security advisory released by Microsoft today, 45 sensitive secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates that have been unofficially issued by hackers are now blocked for Windows systems.

SharePoint Server Cumulative Updates Will Arrive Monthly

Microsoft announced that its cumulative updates (CU) for SharePoint Server will now arrive every month.

Practical PowerShell Part 1: 1-Line Commands

Before you can run, you have to learn to walk.

Microsoft Security Update for July Released, 29 Flaws Addressed

Microsoft today released its monthly security update, which includes two items rated "critical," three "important" bulletins and one "moderate" fix.

Pop Quiz: Migrating to Windows 8.1

Applies to the "Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1" objective of Exam 70-687.

Microsoft Tweaks Windows Update Client

An update to Microsoft's Windows Update/Microsoft Update client was released this week.

Exchange Online Service Restored after Outage

Microsoft had an Exchange Online service outage in the North American region that lasted most of the day on Tuesday, June 24.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2: Upgrading SYSVOL to DFSR

Applies to the "Configure the Active Directory infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-412.

Import CSV Cleanup into PowerShell

Here's a quick way to import a CSV file without the need to heavily edit it for compatibility.

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Roadmap Program

Looking to bring some transparency and clarity to the Office 365 software release schedule, Microsoft has released a new service that will keep users up to date on changes made.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 IPAM Architectures

Applies to the "Configure Network Services" objective of Exam 70-412.

Function Junction: Running Functions with PowerShell Remote

Here's how to launch a function when you're not physically at the intended system.

SQL Server 2012 SP2 Released

Microsoft this week released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.

Creating EXE Aliases in PowerShell

Here's how to create an alias in PowerShell to save time.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup and Restore

Applies to the "Implement business continuity and disaster recovery" objective of Exam 70-412.

Man-in-the-Middle OpenSSL Vulnerability Gets Fix

Those using the online encryption protocol OpenSSL are urged to upgrade their client due to a recently discovered flaw, according to the OpenSSL Foundation.

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