SHA-1 Code Signing Deprecation in Windows beginning January 1, 2016

This post is to help the product team spread the word on Windows (version 7 and higher) and Windows Server will no longer trust any code that is signed with a SHA-1 code signing certificate and that contains a timestamp value greater than January 1,2016, effective January 1, 2016. For more information or to get…

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Using SHA256 with the SignedXml Class

With the industry moving away from SHA1 including Microsoft (see http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/32288.windows-enforcement-of-authenticode-code-signing-and-timestamping.aspx), many developers should start using SHA2 in their code.  There are resources on the internet that describe how to use SHA256 with SignedXml. This blog is meant to summarize it in one place. First of all, we need to register a SignatureDescription class that defines…


Hotfixes for November 2015

Jeff here from the SDK team. Here are the hotfixes for November 2015. KB3040017   XPS driver is slower than GDI driver to print files in Windows KB3063109   Virtual machine crashes and WAL consistency is not maintained for Guest clustered VMs in Windows Server 2012 R2 KB3078414   NFS service freezes on a Windows Server 2012 cluster…

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