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Microsoft's Office 365 Update Tips for IT

IT pros who want to test Office 365 updates before widely rolling them out are getting some advice from Microsoft.

Microsoft's September Patch: IE Zero-Day Flaw Gets Fix

Microsoft's monthly Security Update was released on Tuesday with one bulletin item rated "critical" and three "important" items.

Microsoft Breaks Down Confusing SharePoint Patch Process

Microsoft this week provided insight to its SharePoint Server 2013 patch process.

Gartner: Windows 7 Shops Should Start Planning Migration Now

According to a Gartner report, IT pros should be making plans now for moving off Windows 7.

Microsoft Releases 'Critical' IE and Windows Media Center Fixes

Microsoft released August's patch on Tuesday with nine bulletins -- two rated "critical" and seven rated "important" -- that address 37 flaws across multiple Microsoft products.

Out-of-Date ActiveX Blocking Delayed Until September

Microsoft announced that its plans to blocks older installations of ActiveX for Internet Explorer has been pushed back to Sept. 9.

Internet Explorer To Block Outdated ActiveX Versions

ActiveX blocking capabilities will be making their way to Internet Explorer browsers on Aug. 12, according to Microsoft.

Ransomware Targeting Synology NAS Servers Encrypts User Data

Ransomware that is currently going after Synology network attached storage (NAS) servers has been disclosed by the Taiwan-based storage hardware maker Synology.

Azure Active Directory Connections Streamlining Tool Hits Beta

A new setup tool for IT pros called "Azure Active Directory Connect" has entered beta testing.

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 'Minor' Updates Arriving August 12

New updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will arrive next week Microsoft announced.

Exchange 2013 Glitch Detailed

A July 30 Microsoft announcement explains that organizations should hold off on using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard.

EMET 5.0 Security Tool Released

Microsoft's Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.0 is now generally available, the company announced today.

System Center 2012 Update Rollups Released

System Center 2012 R2 received Update Rollup 3 (UR3) this week and Update Rollup 7 (UR7) for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 was released.

Hotfix for Windows Server 2003 Migration Issue In the Works

Microsoft said it is currently working on a hotfix for a log-in issue that could occur when migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

Flawed SQL Server 2012 SP2 ISOs Fixed

Microsoft has corrected an issue with the TechNet and MSDN subscribers' download of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.

Public Folder Hierarchy Limits in Exchange Increased to 100,000

Microsoft announced this week that the public folder hierarchy limits of its Exchange Online service for Office 365 customers has increased.

Microsoft Downplays Disclosed Active Directory Flaw

A vulnerability in in Active Directory could lead to an attacker gaining access to a system and changing user passwords, according to a security firm disclosure.

Oracle Patch Includes 20 Java Flaw Fixes

Oracle's quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) arrived on Tuesday with 113 security flaw fixes for multiple Oracle products, including 20 for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

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.

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.

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