Evolving Microsoft's Advance Notification Service in 2015

Our Advance Notification Service (ANS) was created more than a decade ago as part of Update Tuesday to broadly communicate in advance, about the security updates being released for Microsoft products and services each month. Over the years, technology environments and customer needs have evolved, prompting us to evaluate our existing information and distribution channels…. Read more

Advance Notification Service for the December 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we provide advance notification for the release of seven Security Bulletins. Three of these updates are rated Critical and four are rated as Important in severity. These updates are for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office and Exchange. As per our monthly process, we’ve scheduled the Security Bulletin release for the second Tuesday of… Read more

Advance Notification Service for the November 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we provide advance notification for the release of 16 Security Bulletins. Five of these updates are rated Critical, nine are rated as Important, and two are rated Moderate in severity. These updates are for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Exchange, .NET Framework, Internet Information Services (IIS), Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Active Directory Federation Services… Read more

Advance Notification Service for the October 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we provide advance notification for the release of nine Security Bulletins. Three of these updates are rated Critical, five are rated as Important, and one is rated Moderate in severity. These updates are for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, .NET Framework, and ASP.NET. As per our usual process, we’ve scheduled the Security Bulletin release… Read more

Advance Notification Service for the September 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we provide advance notification for the release of four Security Bulletins. One of these updates is rated Critical and three are rated as Important in severity. These updates are for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework and Lync. As a reminder, we are now using a new format for our Security Bulletin Webcast, scheduled… Read more

Advance Notification Service for the August 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we provide advance notification for the release of nine Security Bulletins. Two of these are rated Critical, and the remaining seven are rated Important in severity. These Updates are for SQL Server, SharePoint, OneNote, .NET, Microsoft Windows, and Internet Explorer. As per our usual process, we’ve scheduled the Security Bulletin release for the second… Read more

Advance Notification Service for the July 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we provide advance notification for the release of six Security Bulletins. Two of these are rated Critical, three are rated as Important, and one is rated Moderate in severity. These Updates are for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. This month we will also premier the new format for our Security Bulletin Webcast, scheduled on… Read more

Advance Notification Service for the June 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today we provide advance notification for the release of seven Bulletins, two rated Critical and five rated Important in severity. These Updates are for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. The Update for Internet Explorer addresses CVE-2014-1770, which we have not seen used in any active attacks. As always, we’ve scheduled the Security Bulletin… Read more

Advance Notification Service for the May 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today we provide Advance Notification Service (ANS) for the release of eight bulletins, two rated Critical and six rated Important in severity. These updates will address vulnerabilities for .NET Framework, Office, Internet Explorer, and Windows. As we do every month, we’ve scheduled the security bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, May 13,… Read more

Advance Notification Service for the April 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today we provide advance notification for the release of four bulletins, two rated Critical and two rated Important in severity. These updates address issues in Microsoft Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. The update provided through MS14-017 fully addresses the Microsoft Word issue first described in Security Advisory 2953095. This advisory also included a Fix it… Read more