New security resources for Windows Server 2008 R2, Office 2010, Windows 7, and IE 8

The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the release of new resources that you can use in combination with the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool: the Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Baseline and the Office 2010 Security Baseline, and setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Together with the tool, these…

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The search is on for Microsoft Windows Phone 7 social reviewers

Today Microsoft and Telstra announced the launch of the Telstra Windows Phone 7 Social Review, a competition for social media-savvy consumers to win the opportunity to receive and review the new Windows Phone 7 handset, the HTC 7 Mozart.   Twenty five entrants will be selected to become Telstra Windows Phone 7 social reviewers, with…

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Security Intelligence Report Vol 9 available

The latest SIR is available now from Microsoft. You can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/default.aspx  Industry wide vulnerabilities continue their downward trend. However High Complexity vulnerabilities rose a bit ( http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/keyfindings/default.aspx#section_4_1_3 ). Is this a good thing? Maybe. Low and medium vulnerabilities continued downward, this means that common easy to attack vulnerabilities such as XSS and…

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Cloud Power moves into high gear

We’ve been talking about the Cloud for a long time. In fact Bill Gates talked about Microsoft’s commitment to it in 2002 in one of his keynotes so it’s nothing new to Microsoft. We’ve been providing Cloud based services quietly for about 15 years now.  We’ve now moved into high gear with the launch of…

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