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Does New Microsoft Licensing Affect Your Cloud?

14.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

On 1st August 2019, Microsoft warned its clients of a new restriction that will now be applied to its on-premises licensing. The good news is that this only affects new licences purchased after 1st October 2019 and is not going to be retrospectively applied. So, you’ve still got a month or two to decide how best to move forward in light of this new development. But what exactly is changing and does this affect your cloud solution? Software assurance First of all, you need to understand a bit about software assurance (SA). This allows you to purchase a licence for…

What is Multi-Cloud?

21.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

Spring is here! The time of fresh starts, new challenges and (hopefully) no more snow. As we move into a new season, it’s a good time to look ahead at what’s to come this year. The UKFast team are down…

HackAttack: Fake Microsoft Update

22.5.2014 by Jenn Granger

There will always be things in our lives that just keep turning up like bad pennies. For example, you might think you’ve gotten rid of the devil bird that tweets outside your window at six in the morning. You’d be…

Microsoft Reveals ‘Most Ambitious Office Yet’

19.7.2012 by Alice Cullen

The software giant has announced the new features of Office 2013 with a focus on cloud and touch-compatibility. We take a look at the top features of the new release. Immediately, the most obvious feature is the added ability to…

June 2012 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

20.6.2012 by Micro-Clouseau

As mentioned in the advanced notification, this month there are seven security bulletins addressing twenty three vulnerabilities: 3 bulletins are rated as critical 4 bulletins are rated as important 4 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution…

February 2012 Security Bulletin Release

15.2.2012 by Micro-Clouseau

As mentioned in February’s advance notification post this month’s security bulletin releases are now confirmed to contain 9 bulletins addressing 21 vulnerabilities. The following table shows affected software by bulletin and the likelihood of an Operating System restart being required…

November 2011 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

7.11.2011 by Micro-Clouseau

This 'Patch Tuesday' for November 2011, sees the release of 4 bulletins addressing 4 vulnerabilities. Bulletin Breakdown: 1 bulletin is rated Critical, 2 are Important and 1 Moderate 2 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution 1 vulnerability can lead…

October 2011 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

7.10.2011 by Micro-Clouseau

This 'Patch Tuesday' for October 2011, sees the release of 8 bulletins addressing 23 vulnerabilities. Bulletin Breakdown: 2 bulletins are rated Critical, 6 are Important 6 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution 1 vulnerability can lead to Elevation of…

September 2011 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

9.9.2011 by Micro-Clouseau

This 'Patch Tuesday' for September 2011, sees the release of 5 bulletins addressing 15 vulnerabilities: Bulletin Breakdown: All 5 bulletins are rated Important 3 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution 2 vulnerabilities can lead to Elevation of Privilege The…

Microsoft Looks to Crack Cloud Security

11.8.2011 by Micro-Clouseau

Microsoft is looking to crack one of the key problems in cloud hosting; keeping data secure. Even though the technology offers many advantages, data security is one issue that is putting some companies off switching to the cloud. The team at Microsoft, however,…