[CrossPost] SHA1 Deprecation Policy

Update: This page has been removed.  For the most up to date information on the Microsoft SHA1 deprecation policy please see the links posted below https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/02/23/sha-1-collisions-research/ https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/11/18/countdown-to-sha-1-deprecation/#mmogekbBwHWMHGTL.97 https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/32288.windows-enforcement-of-sha1-certificates.aspx

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Managing Focused Inbox in Office 365 and Outlook

Editor’s note 1/20/2017: Update on rollout for commercial Office 365 customers: We are continuing our rollout of Focused Inbox. Here is an updated availability timeline by platform. Platform Required build Users in First Release Users in Standard Release iOS Already available Already available Already available Android Already available Already available Already available Mac1 15.26+ Began…


Azure Subscription Migration to CSP

During last month I’ve received a lot of requests regarding traditional Azure subscription migration to CSP model. I see that CSP becomes more and more popular, and a lot of customers prefer CSP against EA/Pay-as-you-go because of its great benefits. It is easy to start using Azure in CSP if you haven’t used Azure before…


How to Verify if Lync Server 2013 Database Updates Completed Successfully

Update 1/18/17 – Added database versions for January 2017 Cumulative Update. Update 12/13/16 – Added database versions for December 2016 Cumulative Update. Update 11/16/16 – Added database versions for November 2016 Cumulative Update. Update 6/23/16 – Added database versions for August 2016 Cumulative Update. Update 5/12/16 – Added database versions for May 2016 Cumulative Update. Update…

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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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More on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 servicing changes

UPDATE: 12/5/2016: In November 2016, the Security Monthly Quality Rollups were released as superseding the Security Only Quality updates. This resulted in an impact to customers deploying the Security Only Quality updates, using tools that cannot easily deploy superseded updates, such as System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Based on customer feedback, this supersedence has been changed…


Windows 10 v1607 media now available

UPDATE: 2/3/2017: End of servicing for Windows 10, version 1507 will now occur in May. On November 29th, Windows 10, version 1607 was declared the Current Branch for Business (CBB), indicating that Microsoft, independent software vendors (ISVs), partners, and customers believe that the release is ready for broad deployment.  Today we are releasing updated media…

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How to install integration services when the virtual machine is not running

Update for people running Windows 10, Technical Preview, Server 16 or later:  Read this blog instead unless you’re here for more detailed steps. ————————— We’ve been talking to a lot of people about deploying integration services (integration components) lately.  As it turns out, they’re pretty easy to patch offline with existing Hyper-V tools. First, why…


January 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the January 2017 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For January 2017 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common question: Yes, January 2017 CU includes all fixes from January 2017 PU….

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