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April 5, 2012  8:46 PM

Six bulletins, four critical, expected for April 2012 Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
April 2012, Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows Server

This Easter, admins will be on the hunt for more than just painted eggs.

In its advance notification bulletin for April, Microsoft previewed six security...

March 9, 2012  4:07 PM

Microsoft to issue six fixes on a light Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

It's said that March comes in like a lion, but this month's patch bulletin from Microsoft looks more lamb-like. Among the six fixes to be released on...


February 10, 2012  5:24 PM

Microsoft’s Valentine’s Day bulletin to include nine patches addressing 21 vulnerabilities



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Security, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft may not be able to patch that hole in admins' hearts on Tuesday, but it will take care of a number of other vulnerable spots. According to an advance notice, the company's

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October 12, 2010  9:11 PM

New baseline aims to centralize Windows Server 2008 R2 security



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Security, Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released a new security baseline this week for Windows Server 2008 R2, adding to the slew of similar baselines released earlier this year. The R2 baseline accelerator gives admins access to a central...


October 26, 2009  3:15 PM

Are security concerns over cloud computing unfounded?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, Security, Windows Server

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October 9, 2009  8:08 PM

News Roundup: AD turns heads, Exchange hits RTM



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Exchange Server, Security, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

Lots going on in the world of Windows this month, as you might expect. Here’s a roundup of some of the top news from this past week:

  1. Forget Live Migration; AD is king in...

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September 3, 2009  8:19 PM

IIS gets patched, SQL Server not so much



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Internet Information Services, Security, SQL Server

Microsoft is actively working on patching a critical flaw affecting three versions of Internet Information Services (IIS) that was discovered earlier this week. Another vulnerability affecting SQL Server, however, isn’t getting so much love.


September 1, 2009  5:14 PM

Protect your databases from the ‘internal threat’



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Security, SQL Server

Database security is always critical. After all, DBs usually house some pretty important information (just ask TJX customers). Experts have noticed a growing trend, however, of internal...


July 14, 2009  6:56 PM

Six patch updates released in July



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Security, Windows Server

This month’s Patch Tuesday saw the release of six new bulletins, two of which address zero-day flaws. Continued »


July 9, 2009  1:40 PM

Will R2′s DirectAccess leave you vulnerable?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Security, Windows Server 2008 R2

We’re continuing to drill into the big new Windows Server 2008 R2 features on the site, the latest of which is


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