“Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy” Podcast – O.O.B – 3/30/2010

Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care.

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Disclaimer: This podcast was produced with the best information available to us at the time of recording. Your primary source for all things Security Bulletin related should always be the Microsoft Security Response Center blog.

In Depth Webcast on this OOB bulletin will take place: Tuesday, March 30 - 1:00 p.m. PST (UTC -8). (Registration link):


Bulletins discussed for March 30th, 2010:

Podcast Participants: Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus.

Additional Technical Show Notes:

  • Recorded at the BridgeHead coffee house on Bank street in Ottawa. 
  • Beverage of choice for this edition: An extra-large Vanilla Latte, a large latte, and a tea.  (Guess which one got the tea?  The Frenchmen, the maritimer or the brit ???)
  • As always. You REALLY should check out the Microsoft Security Response Center blog - lots of very good information

Internet Explorer Lifecycle policy

Internet Explorer is considered a component of the OS for which it was released. That means that support timelines for IE are inherited from its appropriate OS/SP . Basically, this means that the versions of Internet Explorer that shipped for a specific OS or service pack will be supported with the support lifecycle of that OS or service pack.

As per the policy, we will not end support previous versions of Internet Explorer on supported operating system versions. You can read more about it here.

But what is really needed is for a matrix that includes all IE and OS combos so you can check if you’re in a supported state.  Well there is one here.


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