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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.

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.

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.

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.

SQL Server 2012 SP2 Released

Microsoft this week released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.

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.

Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Support Through Amazon Now Available

Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings now supports access to Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machines.

Microsoft Offers Security Bulletin Reporting Tool

Microsoft this week has released the "myBulletins" online service -- a tool that allows IT to pick and choose which product patches to be informed about.

Internet Explorer Dev Update Site Goes Live

Status.modern.ie, a Microsoft Web site aimed at keeping the public informed on what new features and tweaks will be making their way into future updates and versions of IE.

Windows XP Hack Allows Access to Windows Embeded Updates

According to Betanews, a registry workaround can push through official security updates to Windows XP -- but there's a catch.

Free Windows XP Migration Tool Now Available

Those organizations looking to migrate away from Windows XP can now do so for free thanks to CA Technologies' newly released free tool.

'Just Enough Administration' PowerShell Security Controls Previewed at TechEd

This week at Microsoft's TechEd conference, the company showed off the new PowerShell-based server protection scheme for IT pros called "Just Enough Administration" (JEA).

MDM TechEd Announcements Explained by Microsoft Exec

Microsoft's themes coming out of the TechEd keynote this year included mobile device management and security controls.

Office 365 ProPlus Management Capabilities Getting New Features

Microsoft on Wednesday revealed that its Office 365 ProPlus services will be receiving some new and improved features.

Survey Shows Both Increased Interest and Confusion for Software-Defined Networking

While popularity for software-defined networking (SDN) is growing among IT pros, close to 40 percent say the term is undefinable.

App Compatability Issues May Occur with Microsoft's EMET Security Tool

Microsoft's free Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) may not operate correctly for some apps.

IE 11 Improvements for Windows Phone 8.1 Detailed

Microsoft unveiled some new and changing features for the Windows Phone 8.1 version of Internet Explorer 11.

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