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Patch LOSE-day: Microsoft secures servers of the world. By disconnecting them...
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Botched patch snatches static IPs, replaces them with world of admin pain Microsoft's Tuesday patch-fest may have reacted quite negatively with Windows Server 2008 R2 running VMware, leaving servers offline and administrators scrambling to recover IP
By viper1 on 2018-03-14 17:13 UTC
Unmasking the Spectre; will the new patches cause a performance Meltdown?...
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With the new improved Intel patches to protect against Spectre and Meltdown, The Tech Report made the effort to revisit the performance impact you can expect on a system with a Core i7-7700HQ and a Samsung PM961 512 GB NVMe SSD. Javascript tests show a no
By ceres on 2018-02-28 20:40 UTC
Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade...
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Microsoft this week released the first preview of what will become Windows 10 version 1809, this year's second feature upgrade and the one slated to ship this fall. But the debut of what Microsoft calls the "Skip Ahead" build for Windows 10 18
By viper1 on 2018-02-16 18:48 UTC
Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Tomorrow...
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It's that moment of the month again when Windows 10 users must prepare for a fresh patching cycle, this time with some important security updates in queue.The February 2018 Patch Tuesday rollout begins on Tuesday, and Windows 10 users will receive the
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 07:34 UTC
No, Windows 10 hasn't overtaken Windows 7...
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By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-01 17:44 UTC
Microsoft issues emergency Windows update to disable Intel's shoddy Spectre variant 2 mitigation...
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The computer industry is in utter chaos right now. Despite a slight increase in PC sales for Q4 2018, the market is still extremely unhealthy. Not to mention, pretty much all existing hardware is fundamentally flawed thanks to both Spectre and Meltdown vu
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-29 01:23 UTC
Hackers are using recent Microsoft Office vulnerabilities to distribute malware...
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Malware can steal passwords, bitcoin wallets, software keys, carry out DDoS attacks and more - and a campaign distributing it is targeting telecommunications, insurance and financial services
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-19 17:08 UTC
Microsoft says older Windows versions will face greatest performance hits after Meltdown, Spectre patches...
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Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will notice the greatest decrease in system performance after the processor patches are applied.
By kynast on 2018-01-09 20:27 UTC
Microsoft admits that the Meltdown/Spectre patches will hit Windows Server performance...
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After several days of dodging questions about the performance impact of patches designed to fix the Meltdown/Spectre chip design flaws, Microsoft acknowledged Tuesday morning that Windows Server is now slower for certain types of applications thanks to th
By kynast on 2018-01-09 20:17 UTC
Microsoft issues emergency Windows update for processor security bugs...
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Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows today. The software update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered...
By viper1 on 2018-01-04 21:25 UTC
Microsoft confirms stalled downloads, bogus errors in Win10 FCU update KB 4054517...
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Microsoft has just fessed up to a couple of the known bugs in this month's Win10 version 1709 cumulative update, KB 4054517 in particular, the stall at 99% download, and the completely bogus warning that the patch had failed to install with error 0x80
By ceres on 2017-12-21 18:38 UTC
IDG Contributor Network: An easy update for December Patch Tuesday...
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This is a relatively light update from Microsoft for this December Patch Tuesday, with "only" 32 reported vulnerabilities, none of which have publicly reported or exploited in the wild. The primary concern for this month are the updates to IE and
By viper1 on 2017-12-18 16:16 UTC
Windows Update for Win7 broken, throwing error 80248015...
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Reports are piling in from afar that Windows Update in Win7 is broken. My first sighting was late Sunday afternoon, when KarenS posted on the AskWoody Lounge : When I clicked on the Windows Update icon today to start the updates it said that my computer w
By ceres on 2017-12-04 15:39 UTC
Internet Explorer users beware: the address bar is leaking everything you type...
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A bug has been uncovered in Internet Explorer which makes it possible for websites to view anything that is typed in to the address bar. This means that web addresses and search terms could be accessed by a hacker or malicious website. The vulnerability w
By viper1 on 2017-09-28 14:26 UTC
SQL Server lands on Linux for the first time...
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Microsoft hit a major milestone today with the official general availablility of SQL Server on Linux. The latest version of the companys database software will be available both on Windows Server and Linux, giving customers more choice about what operatin
By viper1 on 2017-09-25 14:23 UTC
Microsoft unveils Project Honolulu, a new GUI for server administration...
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Scripting and the command-line are important, but not the only way to do things.
By viper1 on 2017-09-14 20:30 UTC
How Microsoft brought SQL Server to Linux...
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Back in 2016, when Microsoft announced that SQL Server would soon run on Linux, the news came as a majorsurprise to users and pundits alike. Over the course..
By ceres on 2017-07-17 17:13 UTC
Microsoft Unveils Plan To Deliver Broadband To 2 Million, NAB Immediately Craps All Over The Announcement...
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Since 2004 we've talked about the effort to take unlicensed spectrum, previously used by TV stations, and make a new wireless broadband delivery alternative. Dubbed "white spaces" (or occasionally and misleadingly "super WiFi") the technology has the pote
By ceres on 2017-07-12 14:15 UTC
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with serial device support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux...
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Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs — this is the second build since finalizing the Creators Update. The Windows Subsystem for Linux has gained serial device support but there are no other new features beyond that.
By intuz on 2017-04-15 08:07 UTC
Research reveals extent of ‘aggressive’ hyperscale operator growth in cloud markets...
Hyperscale operators are aggressively growing their share of cloud service markets, according to the latest note from Synergy Research.
By Bitcanopy on 2017-04-14 10:25 UTC

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