Posts Tagged ‘Windows Server’

Microsoft Releases Batch of Non-Security Patches for Windows (June 2015)

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Usually, Patch Day releases are mostly security related. Obviously, this doesn’t mean that security problems are no longer an issue, but it’s still kind of encouraging to see that this month’s Patch Day focused on non-security related patches.

Microsoft released a batch of non-security patches yesterday for various versions of its Windows operating system. The patches, released a week after the company’s traditional second Tuesday of the month Patch Day, fix issues in various versions of the Windows operating system.
You find the full listing of patches released yesterday on Microsoft’s 2015 patches support page.


Massive Optional Microsoft Patch-Day Incoming

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

I think “optional” is the key word here; the majority of these fixes deal with minor issues that don’t effect most users.

Microsoft plans to release a massive number of optional patches for company products today only a week after this month’s Patch Tuesday. If you thought you are done patching your operating system this month, you are in for a surprise as 34 new patches are released later today.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for December 2014

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

When my PC reboots itself in the middle of the night, it’s usually around the 15th of the month. Were Microsoft’s Security Bulletins released a little bit early this month in order to avoid the last minute Christmas rush?

This article offers detailed information about all security and non-security patches that Microsoft released in December 2014. The company changed the way the information are provided last month. While it releases information about each bulletin just like before, it stopped the release of videos that go over each month’s security bulletins. In addition, it stopped creating sheets detailing the deployment priority of bulletins. The sheets have been replaced with a simple priority listing.


Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Critical Security Patch MS14-068 Today

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

It sounds like this is more of a problem on the server side than it is on the client side, but either way, it’s a good argument for keeping one’s PC up-to-date, patch-wise.

Microsoft released fourteen security bulletins last week on this month’s patch day. If you read the patch notes or our summary, you may have noticed that two bulletins were mentioned but not released on that day. It is unclear why the two bulletins were listed by Microsoft but not released on the day. One explanation for this is that the company needed more time to create patches for affected systems.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for November 2014

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Here’s a quick summary of the fixes provided by this month’s Microsoft Security Bulletins … plus, information on how to download this month’s security bulletins for those who don’t have them already.

Welcome to the November 2014 overview of Microsoft Security Bulletins and updates for all company products including client and server Windows operating systems as well as Microsoft Office. It offers an in-depth analysis of all security and non-security updates that Microsoft has released since October 2014, the last official patch day.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for March 2014 Overview

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Another month, and another round of Microsoft Security Bulletins …

Only one month to go before Microsoft will stop releasing public security updates for the Windows XP operating system. On this month’s patch day, we have five bulletins addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Silverlight. Two of the bulletins have received an aggregate severity rating of critical, which means that at least one Microsoft product is affected this way. Other products may be affected in the same way, not as critical, or not at all.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for March 2013 Released

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

I guess this might explain why my PC decided to restart itself last night …

Yes it is this day of the month ago. Microsoft has just released this month collection of updates and patches for its products. A total of seven security bulletins have been released this month that resolve security related issues in programs such as Microsoft Office, Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Server Software.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for February 2013 Released

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Another month, and another Microsoft Security Bulletin; this one is larger in scope than most.

Patch day has arrived and boy it is a big one. A total of 12 security bulletins are released today that address a total of 57 different vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. The majority of vulnerabilities affect one or multiple versions of the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server Software and the Microsoft .Net Framework.


Windows Home Server 2011 Release Candidate Download

Friday, February 4th, 2011

If you’re thinking of setting up a server at home, you might be interested in this …

Microsoft yesterday made available the release candidate of their upcoming Home Server product Windows Home Server 2011. The product, formerly known under its codename Vail, is expected to ship later this year. An update to the Windows Server Solutions SDK has been released along with the release candidate which “which provides tools and information to develop add-ins and extend the functionality of Windows Home Server 2011″.


Microsoft Releases Out of Band Security Patch

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Here’s an important security issue for anyone who runs Microsoft .Net Framework on a Windows Server operating system …

Microsoft today released a new out of band security bulletin addressing a vulnerability in ASP.NET that affects all versions of the Microsoft .Net Framework when used on Windows Server operating systems, or on client systems that run a web server from their computer.

While that excludes the majority of desktop users, it may still affect some that run web servers on their desktop systems. Those users are asked to update immediately once the patch is released.