Out-of-band release for Security Bulletin MS15-078

Today, we released a security bulletin to provide an update for Microsoft Windows. Customers who have automatic updates enabled or apply the update, will be protected. We recommend customers apply the update as soon as possible, following the directions in the security bulletin. More information about this bulletin can be found at Microsoft’s Bulletin Summary page…. Read more

July 2015 Security Updates

Today we released security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server, and Internet Explorer. As a best practice, we encourage customers to apply security updates as soon as they are released. For more information about this month’s security updates and advisories visit the Security TechNet Library.  You can also follow the Microsoft Security Response… Read more

June 2015 Updates

Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released 8 security bulletins.  We encourage customers to apply all of these updates. For more information about this month’s security updates, including the detailed view of the Exploitability Index (XI), visit the Microsoft Bulletin Summary webpage. If you are not familiar with how we calculate the XI, a… Read more

A few notes on the fix for the recent update scan failure issue

~ Larry Mosley | Senior Escalation Engineer Hi everyone, in case you weren’t already aware, a fix has been released to address the issue with update scan failures causing incorrect compliance status. The hotfix for this issue has been released under KB 3050265 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265) but there is some additional information I would like to address…. Read more

New Windows Update Client for Microsoft Windows 7 Available

There is a new update to the Windows Update Client available that includes the following fixes: – This update addresses an issue in which the Windows Update Client displays an out-of-memory error during the scan operation (0x8007000E) on systems that have small amounts of physical RAM. – General improvements are made to support upgrades to… Read more

Why Microsoft Security Bulletins MS15-049 and MS15-051 are listed as MS15-044 in Configuration Manager and WSUS

~ Meghan Stewart | Support Escalation Engineer If you’ve reviewed the Security Bulletin Summary for May 2015, you may have noticed that some security bulletins appear to be missing from your WSUS or Configuration Manager console. If you open the Microsoft Update Catalog and put in all of the KB numbers that were published under… Read more

May 2015 Updates

Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released 13 security bulletins. We encourage customers to apply all of these updates. For more information about this month’s security updates, including a detailed view of the Exploitability Index (XI), visit the Microsoft Bulletin Summary webpage. If you are not familiar with how we calculate the XI, a full… Read more

Microsoft Bounty Programs Expansion – Azure and Project Spartan

I am excited to announce significant expansions to the Microsoft Bounty Programs.  We are evolving the ‘Online Services Bug Bounty, launching a new bounty for Project Spartan, and updating the Mitigation Bypass Bounty. This continued evolution includes additions to the Online Services Bug Bounty Program:  Azure Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform and the backbone of… Read more

April 2015 Updates

Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released 11 security bulletins. We encourage customers to apply all of these updates. For more information about this month’s security updates, including the detailed view of the Exploitability Index (XI), visit the Microsoft Bulletin Summary webpage. If you are not familiar with how we calculate the XI, a… Read more

Support Tip: High CPU utilization on Domain Controllers due to WSUS App Pool issue

~ Dennis Donahoe | Senior Support Escalation Engineer Last week we mentioned an issue we’ve seen here in product support where System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) or System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2) is unable to synchronize the Software Update Point with the WSUS server. The details of… Read more