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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.

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.

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.

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