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Exploitability Index Improvements & Advance Notification Service for May 2011 Bulletin Release

Hello everyone, Today we are announcing changes to Microsoft’s Exploitability Index. Since October 2008, we have used the Exploitability Index to provide customers with valuable exploitability analysis for our security bulletins, and starting Tuesday this information will become even more comprehensive for those who use Microsoft’s latest platforms. The Exploitability Index assesses the likelihood of …

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Exploitability Index Improvements Now Offer Additional Guidance

Exploitability Index Improvements Now Offer Additional Guidance In October of 2008, Microsoft published its first Exploitability Index: a rating system that helps customers identify the likelihood that a specific vulnerability would be exploited within the first 30 days after bulletin release. As of this month, we are making some changes to the rating system to …

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Q&A from the March 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the March Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded five questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools.  We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, April 13th at 11am PDT (-8 UTC), when we …

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Q&A from the January 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the January Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded five questions on various topics during the webcast. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, February 9th at 11am PST (-8 UTC), when we will go into detail about the February bulletin release and answer …

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Q&A from the December 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the December 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded 17 questions, most concerning the Internet Explorer update and the re-releases of bulletins this month. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, January 12 at 11am PST (-8 UTC), when we will …

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December 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Hi everyone. As part of our usual cycle of monthly security updates, today Microsoft is releasing 17 bulletins addressing 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange. Two of those bulletins carry a Critical rating, while 14 are rated Important and one is rated Moderate. We’ve assigned our highest deployment priority …

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December 2010 Advance Notification Service is released

Hi everyone. Mike Reavey from the MSRC here. Today we’re releasing our Advance Notification Service for the December 2010 security bulletin release. As we do every month, we’ve given information about the coming December release and provided links to detailed information so you can plan your deployment by product, service pack level, and severity.  However, …

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Advance Notification Service for November 2010 Bulletins

Hello. We’ve issued our Advance Notification Service for the November ’10 security bulletin release. This time around we’re releasing three updates addressing 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and Unified Access Gateway (UAG). One bulletin carries a Critical severity rating; the other two are rated Important. When customers buy Microsoft software, it includes high-quality security updates …

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Q&A from the October 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the  October 2010 Security Bulleting webcast Questions & Answers page. The October release included 16 security updates, four rated Critical, ten rated Important, and two rated Moderate to address 49 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft .NET Framework. We invite our customers to join us for …

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