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Tech tip? Or Top Tech?

26.10.2010 by James Crawshaw

I've previously posted up links to free downloadable eBooks regarding techologies and thanks to the guys over at Microsoft Press - there are now a plethora of new ones available to help you. Take a look at the following top…

Microsoft to ban sick PCs?

18.10.2010 by Lady Penelope

A senior Microsoft researcher has this week been arguing that PCs infected with a virus should be blocked from the internet. Scott Charney, the corporate vice president for Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing, wrote in a blog post that infected computers should…

October 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

8.10.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for October 2010, sees the release of 16 bulletins addressing 49 vulnerabilities. All bulletins affect Windows; 4 carrying Critical severity rating. The limited information available at this pre-release stage is as follows: Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating…

September 2010 Security Bulletin Release

15.9.2010 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are now confirmed to be 9 security bulletins, addressing 11 vulnerabilities.  Refer to this page for details on all updates released this month.  Affected Server OS's are listed below:…

September 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

10.9.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for September 2010, sees the release of 9 bulletins addressing 11 vulnerabilities. All bulletins affect Windows; 2 carrying Critical severity rating. The limited information available at this pre-release stage is as follows: Bulletin Identifier Severity Windows Server 2003 Windows…

Microsoft Virtualization Certifications

23.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

With all the buzz currently in the industry about 'cloud' technology it's worth keeping up to speed with industry certifications and, especially, ones which provide the core understanding for cloud based solutions. Microsoft have many varied certification routes and I…

August 2010 Security Bulletin Release

11.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are confirmed to be 14 security bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities. Eight of those bulletins have a Critical severity rating, and four of those are considered to be high-priority deployments.…

August 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

6.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for August 2010, sees the release of 14 bulletins addressing 34 vulnerabilities. 12 of the bulletins affect Windows; 4 carrying Critical severity rating. All are listed at least as 'may require a restart'. Of note: 'requires restart':…

August Out-of Band update released

3.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

On August 2nd 2010, Microsoft released MS10-046 - a windows update released outside of the normal update schedule. This update addresses vulnerabilities in handling of shortcuts (.lnk's) in the Windows Shell. Microsoft are now seeing active exploits and hence have…

MS Assessment and Planning toolkit 5 released

26.7.2010 by James Crawshaw

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available for download. MAP 5.0 is a tool designed to simplify IT infrastructure planning processes via automated discovery and assessments of network-wide devices. It performs an inventory of heterogeneous server environments…