With a light July Patch Tuesday, it's time to invest in your IT processes

With a light July Patch Tuesday, it's time to invest in your IT processes

Though this month's Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft deals with more than 86 reported vulnerabilities, the testing and deployment profile for July should be easy to handle. Use your time wisely.

Microsoft delivers solid Windows-focused updates for June's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft delivers solid Windows-focused updates for June's Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday updates deal with 55 flaws in Windows, SQL Server, Microsoft Office, and Visual Studio, and include a zero-day vulnerability in a key Windows component.

May's Patch Tuesday updates make urgent patching a must

May's Patch Tuesday updates make urgent patching a must

With three zero-days and several serious vulnerabilities in key Windows server and authentication areas, it's time to patch now.

April's Patch Tuesday: a lot of large, diverse and urgent updates

April's Patch Tuesday: a lot of large, diverse and urgent updates

This month's Patch Tuesday release was a big one, and includes fixes for Microsoft browsers and two zero-day vulnerabilities for Windows. Time to get busy updating!

Microsoft delivers a solid, low-impact Patch Tuesday

Microsoft delivers a solid, low-impact Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday brought a solid set of updates for Windows, Microsoft Office, Exchange, and Chromium-based Edge (Chromium). But there weren't any critical issues requiring companies to patch right away.

Take your time testing these February Patch Tuesday updates

Take your time testing these February Patch Tuesday updates

With this month's very light Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft, security and systems administrators should take time to test their apps and desktop/server builds.

Patch Tuesday gets off to a busy start for January

Patch Tuesday gets off to a busy start for January

For the first Patch Tuesday of 2022, Microsoft offered up fixes for 97 security issues, with six of them rated as critical.

Patching isn't enough for December's Patch Tuesday

Patching isn't enough for December's Patch Tuesday

With 67 flaws addressed, six publicly-reported issues and one vulnerability already exploited, this month's updates pale in comparison to the challenges addressing the Log4j issue.

Updates to Exchange and Microsoft Installer drive Patch Tuesday testing

Updates to Exchange and Microsoft Installer drive Patch Tuesday testing

Microsoft rolled out a relatively light update for this month's Patch Tuesday, though two significant flaws in the Windows platform have been publicly disclosed and lend some urgency to the latest updates.

Four zero-day exploits add urgency to October's Patch Tuesday

Four zero-day exploits add urgency to October's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft's update for this month brings fixes for four zero-day vulnerabilities and 74 updates to the Windows ecosystem — including a difficult-to-test kernel update and an Exchange Server update that requires some technical skill...

Legacy apps are at risk with the September Patch Tuesday update

Legacy apps are at risk with the September Patch Tuesday update

Testing your legacy applications and printing will be important when dealing with this month's Patch Tuesday updates.

The focus for August's Patch Tuesday? Printing

The focus for August's Patch Tuesday? Printing

August brought a fairly light Patch Tuesday as Microsoft pushed out just 44 patches across Windows, Office and the Microsoft development platforms.

A big July Patch Tuesday — and the ongoing print nightmare

A big July Patch Tuesday — and the ongoing print nightmare

This is a big and important update for the Microsoft Windows ecosystem, with 117 patches that address four publicly reported and four exploited vulnerabilities.

6 zero-days make this a 'Patch Now' Patch Tuesday

6 zero-days make this a 'Patch Now' Patch Tuesday

For June, Microsoft released 50 updates to address vulnerabilities across the Windows and Office ecosystems. There's some good news — and some bad.

Browser updates are back for the May's Patch Tuesday

Browser updates are back for the May's Patch Tuesday

With 55 updates, three publicly reported vulnerabilities and reports of public exploits for Adobe Reader, this month's update will require some time and testing before deployment.

The Patch Tuesday focus for April: Windows and Exchange (again)

The Patch Tuesday focus for April: Windows and Exchange (again)

Another very broad series of updates across the Windows ecosystems for this April patch cycle. Unfortunately, four vulnerabilities affecting Windows have been publicly disclosed and one security vulnerability has been reported as...

Patch Exchange now, and test your Windows updates

Patch Exchange now, and test your Windows updates

If it weren't for some serious security issues involving on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers, I'd say things look pretty good for this month's batch of patches.

What's not to love with this month’s Patch Tuesday?

What's not to love with this month’s Patch Tuesday?

Despite a lower-than-average number of updates and patches in February, four vulnerabilities have been publicly disclosed and we're seeing increasing reports of exploits in the wild.

Easing into the new year with a modest January Patch Tuesday

Easing into the new year with a modest January Patch Tuesday

Microsoft started 2021 with a relatively benign update cycle for Windows and Microsoft Office systems, delivering 83 updates for January. There are no Zero-days or “Patch Now” recommendations.

Microsoft presents us with a light Patch Tuesday for December

Microsoft presents us with a light Patch Tuesday for December

With only 58 reported vulnerabilities, this month's Microsoft Patch Tuesday represents a welcome respite from the large and broad updates seen during the past year.

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