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Misc. - Numbers

5 critical updates for October Patch Tuesday
October's change of season brings a fundamental change to how Microsoft presents and delivers updates to Windows 7 and 8.x systems.
October 14, 2016
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A wormable code-execution bug has lurked in Samba for 7 years. Patch now!
Comparisons to the Windows flaw WCry exploited are exaggerated, but only a little.
May 24, 2017
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Cisco patches critical authentication flaw in conferencing servers
Hackers could exploit the issue to masquerade as legitimate users
October 13, 2016
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Critical updates to Windows 10, XP and Vista for June Patch Tuesday
Microsoft's June Patch Tuesday was pretty unique
June 16, 2017
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How Microsoft plans to shrink down and speed up Windows 10 updates
Unified Update Platform is supposed to cut the size of updates and require less processing power
November 3, 2016
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June 2017 End of Month Cumulative Patches for Windows 10 Address Over 60 Issues
Yesterday, during the initial outbreak of the latest global ransomware attack, a lot of discussions circled around the idea of keeping your systems up to date and patched against vulnerabilities.
June 28, 2017
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Massive Oracle Critical Patch Update fixes 270 vulnerabilities
Oracle has released the first Critical Patch Update scheduled for 2017, and it's massive. It fixes 270 vulnerabilities across multiple products, and over 100 of them are remotely exploitable by unauthenticated attackers.
January 19, 2017
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May Patch Tuesday delivers fixes critical Windows 10 exploits
Microsoft attempts to resolve 56 reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows, both Browsers and the .NET development platform.
May 12, 2017
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Microsoft Bumps Windows 10 Current Branch to Build 10563.332 with Cumulative Update KB4020102
Although we typically see cumulative updates of a security or routine nature released for Windows 10 on Tuesdays in the course of a month but this week we got a Thursday surprise when Microsoft pushed out a routine update for Windows 10's latest version.
May 26, 2017
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Microsoft commits to a permanent schedule for new Windows 10, Office updates
Feature updates to hit in March and September, in perpetuity.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365
The added consistency is supposed to help IT departments plan deployments
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft Confirms Six-Month Windows 10 Update Schedule
Microsoft said that Windows 10 will now be on a six-month upgrade cycle like the one used for Office 365 ProPlus. the move is supposed to make it easier for the company's business customers to know when updates will be released and for how long each version of Windows 10 will be supported.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft introduces the Unified Update Platform to make Windows updates more seamless
Alongside the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build - 14959 - Microsoft introduced the Unified Update Platform (UUP, not to be confused with UWP). Coming today to Mobile, the feature will work across PCs, phones, IoT, and HoloLens, and it's designed to create a more seamless update experience.
November 3, 2016
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Microsoft includes Windows XP and Vista in June's Patch Tuesday updates
Last month Microsoft made the decision to issue a "highly unusual" patch for Windows XP. Despite the fact the operating system has not been supported for some time, the patch was released in an attempt to thwart the WannaCrypt ransomware attacks.
June 13, 2017
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Microsoft Issues Another Windows XP Patch, Despite Lack of Support
In a bid to stop what it terms "state-sponsored cyberattacks," Microsoft has released yet another critical patch for its Windows XP operating system. This one is aimed at stemming the tide of what many are calling "WannaCry Copycats." Technically speaking, WannaCry itself is a copycat of a much older idea (ransomware in general), but it was the first to spread so effectively via an unpatched Windows-specific platform bug, and as such has in many ways acted as a global "wake up call" for the industry to get their security act together.
June 14, 2017
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Microsoft issues security patches for Windows XP to combat elevated cyberattack risk
Following the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that stemmed from a leak of NSA exploits, Microsoft took the unusual step of patching Windows XP to protect against the attack despite the fact that support for the operating system ended in 2014. Now, Microsoft is taking an unprecedented step to patch more vulnerabilities in Windows XP and other older, unsupported Windows releases as part of its regular Patch Tuesday updates.
June 13, 2017
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Microsoft Issues Surprise Windows XP Patch to Protect From State-Sponsored Hackers
Microsoft has tried and tried, but it just can't get away from Windows XP. In a way, Microsoft should be happy that it released an operating system so popular that it's still running on millions of PCs more than 15 years after it was released. Microsoft sure isn't happy that it still has to support XP, though. The company has just released another patch for the aged OS, more than three years after ending support. It turns out unpatched Windows XP is a target of state-sponsored hackers.
June 14, 2017
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Microsoft paces delivery of Windows 10 upgrades
Data from last year's feature upgrade shows how the company starts slowly
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft patches 68 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, and more
Two of the patched flaws are already being exploited and three have been publicly disclosed
November 9, 2016
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Microsoft patches 68 vulnerabilities, two actively exploited ones
Two of the patched flaws are already being exploited and three have been publicly disclosed
November 9, 2016
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Microsoft resurrects Windows XP patches for second month straight
Concerns of a 'WannaCry' repeat prompt company to again push security updates to obsolete operating systems
June 13, 2017
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Microsoft rolling out fix for Outlook syncing bug
If you've been having trouble syncing your Outlook account with an app or smartphone recently, a fix is thankfully on the way. on its Office 365 service status page (via ZDNet), Microsoft notes that it has started deploying a fix for the syncing issue, which has been impacting some users since Thursday, November 17.
November 23, 2016
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Microsoft rolls out security patches for Windows XP due to 'elevated risk' of cyberattacks
Last month, Microsoft was forced to release patches for its ancient Windows XP operating system following the 'WannaCry' ransomware attack. Although it was later revealed that the cyberattack only affected a minor number of PCs running the OS, it showed how important it is to use supported versions of Windows.
June 13, 2017
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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Team Creators Update for Surface Hub
In March, Microsoft revealed some of the improvements coming to Windows 10 Team, the specialized version of the OS designed for its Surface Hub collaboration device. Today, Microsoft announced that it has started rolling out the Windows 10 Team Creators Update, including the enhancements it previously revealed, along with some additional improvements and new features.
May 31, 2017
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Microsoft Surface Hub is a huge success, finally gets Windows 10 Creators Update
Whether or not the Surface Hub is a success has been a big question mark. After all, Microsoft hasn't shared exact sales figures. Obviously, the company doesn't have to sell a ton of them to be considered successful, since it has a narrow focus and large price tag.
May 31, 2017
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Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10
Report asserts Edge will receive feature updates via the Windows Store starting this fall, another move in company's campaign to rescue browser from shrinking share
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft to deliver two Windows Server feature updates per year starting this Fall
Microsoft is moving Windows Server to the same semi-annual feature-update schedule as Windows client and Office 365 ProPlus are now on. Here's how this will work.
June 15, 2017
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Microsoft to roll out new Windows 10, Office feature releases twice annually
IT pros, mark your calendars. Starting in September 2017 with Windows 10 "Redstone 3," Microsoft will begin rolling out new feature updates to Windows and Office 365 ProPlus together, twice a year.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches
Last month's devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak was just a warning shot. In an unprecedented move, Microsoft today released critical security updates to block another wave of similar attacks, making those patches available on unsupported versions like Windows XP and Server 2003.
June 13, 2017
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Microsoft's ship target for Windows 10 'Redstone 2' is March, 2017
Microsoft's internal ship target for its next major update to Windows 10, a k a 'Redstone 2,' is looking like March 2017.
October 14, 2016
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Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out to Surface Hub
Microsoft is starting to roll out Windows 10 Creators Update to its Surface Hub customers. Here are some of the new features, which will be introduced via a phased approach.
May 31, 2017
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Reschedule the holiday party, Patch Tuesday is here and it's a big one
Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe all have fixes galore to test and install
December 13, 2016
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Small cumulative update headed to Windows 10 Anniversary Update PCs
Just a day after a new cumulative update started rolling out to Windows 10 Creators Update PCs, Microsoft is rolling another out to anyone still running the Anniversary Update (version 1607). This cumulative update packs a single fix and ticks the build number up to version 14393.1230.
May 26, 2017
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Siri and Cortana on the desktop: Features or bugs to be squashed?
Personal digital assistants are an amusement best served on phones and tablets
October 14, 2016
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Surface Hub more powerful with Windows 10 Creators Update
Half of Fortune 100 Companies have purchased Surface Hub to inspire creativity and collaboration
May 31, 2017
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The free Windows 10 Creators Update will have all these upgrades
Microsoft sees the HoloLens and what Microsoft calls mixed reality as a big part of the company's future. We'll get our first major taste of that vision this spring when the next major update to Windows 10, dubbed the Creators Update, rolls out.
October 26, 2016
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The Unified Update Platform for Windows 10 is bringing faster, targeted OS updates
Microsoft is today announcing the latest iteration in of their Windows as a Service program for Windows 10. Due to the frequency of OS updates, the change will bring faster and smaller OS updates that are targeted to a user's PC or mobile device.
November 3, 2016
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Where we stand with this month's Windows and Office security patches
August has seen a relatively normal number of bugs in Windows and Office patches, some acknowledged by Microsoft, some not.
August 15, 2017
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Windows 10 build 15063.332 is now available - here's what's new
It's not exactly Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft today released its second cumulative update of the month for Windows 10 users on the Creators Update. The build number is 15063.332, or KB4020102.
May 25, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update rollout on track, says Microsoft
It's been six weeks since the Windows 10 Creators Update started rolling out and things are going just fine, according to Microsoft.
May 25, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out to Surface Hub with slew of new features
A little over a month after the Windows 10 Creators Update began its general rollout, Microsoft has announced the update is now rolling out to the Surface Hub. In its wake, the Creators Update is also bringing a whole bunch of new features to the Surface Hub, focusing on team collaboration, speed, and security.
May 31, 2017
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Windows 10 gets a quick update to fix critical Adobe Flash bug
Microsoft is pushing out an unscheduled update Windows 10 to fix a "critical" security issue that was discovered this week Adobe Flash Player.
March 11, 2016
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Windows switching to differential patching in the Creators Update
Change will bring smaller downloads and quicker checking for updates.
November 3, 2016
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Windows, Office and Flash Player updates for this Patch Tuesday
This is the second round of cumulative updates for Windows 7 and 8.x systems following Microsoft's announcement to use the Windows 10 patch roll-up approach for all desktop systems.
November 10, 2016
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