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The End of Patching is in Sight for Windows® XP

You can’t claim you didn’t have plenty of warning: Microsoft™ announced way back in 2011 that the end of extended support for Windows XP would come in 2014. Full mainstream support ended in 2009, but security updates have kept on coming. Even so, according to a recent IDC study, XP gets 27 percent more virus […]

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Welcome to Patch Central!

In the wake of Patch Tuesday each month, when Microsoft®  releases its regular security updates, there is no shortage of blog posts about the latest fixes. Unfortunately, many of those posts are little more than a list of MS and KB numbers and a regurgitation of the security bulletin titles taken from Microsoft’s website. As […]

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Critical Patch Recall: Updates Cause Problems with Exchange and ADFS

Microsoft® released eight updates to address 23 vulnerabilities, but within hours, serious problems were emerging. The software update process is intended to make systems more secure and head off potential problems for users and admins but as with anything else that gets done in a hurry, sometimes those good intentions go awry. That’s what happened […]

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