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FINALLY! Windows XP has decreased in popularity enough to no longer be the number one OS!

We knew the time was coming, but we didn’t know when, exactly……. According to an article on cnet.net, entitled “Windows 7 overtakes XP as Mac OS X passes Vista“, Microsoft Windows 7 has finally surpassed Microsoft XP as the most dominant operating system! ¬†Predictions were all over the place, from 2013 to as far out as 2016, with a few …

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2012 – Happy New Year!

Microsoft rings in the new year with updates! ¬†HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! The Advance Notification outlines 7 bulletins that cover updates from “important” to “critical” in Microsoft Windows (XP / Server 2003 / Vista / Server 2008) and Microsoft Developer Tools & Software. Most will require a restart, or at least MAY require a restart. On the Advance Notification page you …

November 2011 Microsoft Patch Tuesday includes server update goodness…

It’s that time of the month again… ¬†Update time that is for Microsoft machines. Microsoft has not left servers out of the mix at all, so you system admin types will be able to justify reboots for sure. These patches cover everything from code execution to elevation of privileges and even Denial of Service on just about every version of …

Windows XP End of Support Countdown Gadget Available from Microsoft Download Center

The end is near!!!! The End of Support (EOS) for Microsoft Windows XP, that is… Microsoft wants you to be aware of this, so they have a gadget you can download and install on your Windows 7 or even Windows Vista machine. (Sorry, if you are running XP, that’s not one of the supported systems for this Countdown Timer. Get …

Microsoft Windows Vista EOL (End Of Life) Announcement – No, it’s not dead quite yet!

Coming this October 22nd, is the official death of Microsoft Windows Vista… ¬†At least from the perspective of anyone wanting to buy it from a Microsoft dealer. Us dealers have been told that we can sell Vista until our stock is depleted. Which brings up one questions? ¬†WHO has stocks of Windows Vista? Seriously though, this is just the standard …

SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2011 #patches

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, June 09, 2011   Microsoft Patch Tuesday will soon be¬†upon us again, and Microsoft has not let us down! ¬†A little something for everyone…. The following is directly from their Advanced Notification for June 2011, released today:   ******************************************************************** Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2011 Issued: June 9, 2011 ********************************************************************   This …

Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Patches Coming along with Mozilla Firefox Update for Windows, Mac & Linux

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, March 3, 2011 Microsoft issued the Advance Notification for March 2011 and today… The full version of the¬†Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2011 can be found at¬†http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-mar.mspx. The advanced notification will be replaced with the March bulletin summary on March 8, 2011. On the Critical list are updates for remote code execution …

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Using Internet Explorer? Free Trend Micro tool to prevent browser exploits!

Our friends at Trend Micro Labs are watching out for you, even if you opt to not purchase their incredible anti-virus software! If you are using Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 you could fall victim to what is known as ¬†“zero day exploit”, which is simply a hole that is found by the bad guys and a means for …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Issues Critical Patches for XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 & 2008

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Monday, August 02, 2010 Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch: Rated Critical Microsoft¬†issues¬†out-of-band security bulletin and patch today August 2, 2009. Out of band means released ahead of the regular scheduled monthly update.¬† The out-of-band patch is designed to address a security flaw in the way shortcuts are displayed. Software affected includes Windows operating system, various versions, …