Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

In our announcement earlier in May, we introduced a Convenience Rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and a shift to monthly rollups of non-security updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1. Based on your feedback, today we’re announcing some new changes for servicing Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1. These changes also apply to…

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Microsoft antimalware support for Windows XP

Microsoft has announced the Windows XP end of support date of April 8, 2014. After this date, Windows XP will no longer be a supported operating system*. To help organizations complete their migrations, Microsoft will continue to provide updates to our antimalware signatures and engine for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. This does…

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Stop using SMB1

Hi folks, Ned here again and today’s topic is short and sweet: Stop using SMB1. Stop using SMB1. STOP USING SMB1! Earlier this week we released MS16-114, a security update that prevents denial of service and remote code execution. If you need this security patch, you already have a much bigger problem: you are still…

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WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems

On May 12, 2017 we detected a new ransomware that spreads like a worm by leveraging vulnerabilities that have been previously fixed. While security updates are automatically applied in most computers, some users and enterprises may delay deployment of patches. Unfortunately, the ransomware, known as WannaCrypt, appears to have affected computers that have not applied…

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No password, phone sign in for Microsoft accounts!

Howdy, folks! Here in the identity division at Microsoft, we don’t like passwords any more than you do! So we’ve been hard at work creating a modern way to sign in that doesn’t require upper and lowercase letters, numbers, a special character, and your favorite emoji. And after a soft launch last month, we’re excited…

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Adding custom information to alert description (s) and notifications

  Alert Description Variables: The following section contains variables for the Alert Description only. For event Rules (Alert Description): EventDisplayNumber (Event ID):             $Data/EventDisplayNumber$ EventDescription (Description):               $Data/EventDescription$ Publisher Name (Event Source):              $Data/PublisherName$ EventCategory:                                    $Data/EventCategory$ LoggingComputer:                                $Data/LoggingComputer$ EventLevel:                                          $Data/EventLevel$ Channel:                                              $Data/Channel$ UserName:                                           $Data/UserName$ EventNumber:                                      $Data/EventNumber$ Event Time:                                          $Data/@time$ For event Monitors (Alert Description): EventDisplayNumber (Event ID):            $Data/Context/EventDisplayNumber$…

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Apply Driver Package task fails when the ADK is upgraded to ADK 10 1607

  Symptoms After installing the ADK 10 1607 on ConfigMgr Current Branch 1602 or newer, the Apply Driver Package task will start failing while installing one of the drivers in the Driver Package. The failure is random and will not occur on the same driver every time. Occasionally the Apply Driver Package task may succeed….

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Co to jest chmura (Cloud Computing)?

Drogi Czytelniku,Poniższy post został napisany przeze mnie w 2010 roku (3 lata temu). I jest to najczęściej odwiedzany post na moim blogu (wielokrotnie częściej niż inne posty). W związku z tym, że wiedza w temacie Cloud Computingu zmieniła się trochę od czasu 2010 roku to pozwoliłem sobie w oryginalnym artykule dokonać kilku zmian kosmetycznych – natomiast…


UR12 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Step by Step

  KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3209587/system-center-2012-r2-om-ur12 Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=3209587 Additional MP Update download required:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55033     NOTE:  I get this question every time we release an update rollup:   ALL SCOM Update Rollups are CUMULATIVE.  This means you do not need to apply them in order, you can always just apply the latest update. …

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