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Greg Lambert is a product evangelist for Qompat Application Management Systems. Greg is a co-founder of ChangeBASE, and now the Chairman of Qompat, and has considerable experience with application packaging technology and its deployment.

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5 critical updates and the end of QuickTime for June Patch Tuesday

5 critical updates and the end of QuickTime for June Patch Tuesday

A few months ago, we saw the end of Oracle JAVA Plugin support, and now we see the end of QuickTime with the call to remove it from your systems. If only we could get rid of Adobe Flash.

Critical updates for IE, Edge and Flash for this May Patch Tuesday

Critical updates for IE, Edge and Flash for this May Patch Tuesday

With eight updates rated as critical and the remaining patches rated as important, Microsoft seems to have adopted a new clustering approach to patches.

Critical updates for IE, Edge and Adobe Flash for April Patch Tuesday

Critical updates for IE, Edge and Adobe Flash for April Patch Tuesday

Although there has been a large amount of hype relating to the latest security scare (BadLock), the real issue this month is the Adobe Player vulnerability addressed in MS16-050. Both Microsoft browsers require urgent updates due to...

5 critical updates for March Patch Tuesday

5 critical updates for March Patch Tuesday

Following Microsoft’s recent practice of issuing large updates covering multiple versions of Microsoft IE, Office as well as both desktop and server OS platforms, the 13 updates for March probably represents the new “average” Patch...

Microsoft delivers major updates to Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player

Microsoft delivers major updates to Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player

This month Microsoft returns to form with 13 patches, with six rated as critical and the remaining seven rated as important. You’ll notice that MS16-010 is missing -- that’s because it was released last month on January 12th, with the...

6 critical updates for January Patch Tuesday

6 critical updates for January Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has started the year with a truly unusual Patch Tuesday. There are nine updates for January, with six rated as critical and the remaining three rated as important (the reverse of the usual distribution in terms of severity)....

8 critical updates for this December Patch Tuesday

8 critical updates for this December Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has delivered a massive December Patch Tuesday with eight critical and four important updates. This month's patch release addresses a hefty 71 Windows vulnerabilities with two publicly reported exploits already "in the...

Four critical patches for November Patch Tuesday update core Windows and Office components

Four critical patches for November Patch Tuesday update core Windows and Office components

Microsoft's November Patch Tuesday brings us four critical updates and eight important patches that attempt to resolve 54 reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. In addition to this release of 12 updates,...

Three critical updates mark a lighter October Patch Tuesday

Three critical updates mark a lighter October Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has provided a brief respite to the now regular patch onslaught, with a relatively small cohort of six updates for this October Patch Tuesday.

Setting the update scene for September Patch Tuesday

Setting the update scene for September Patch Tuesday

September can bring unsettled weather and likewise a large variation in the number of Microsoft updates. For this September Patch Tuesday, we see a moderate update, with 12 patches, five rated as critical and the remaining seven rated...

Setting priorities for August's big Patch Tuesday

Setting priorities for August's big Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has now included most of its system management applications in the Windows update process and as a result we are now seeing consistently large updates of more than 10 patches each month, compared to a historic average of...

Setting priorities with July's huge Patch Tuesday

Setting priorities with July's huge Patch Tuesday

The July 2015 Patch Tuesday is a surprisingly large update with patches to Internet Explorer, Office, SQL Server and several key Windows components.

A moderate June Patch Tuesday with a critical update to IE

A moderate June Patch Tuesday with a critical update to IE

Historically, the Microsoft patch cycle for June has been quite light and this Patch Tuesday is no exception with two critical and six important updates.

Critical updates to IE and Office for May Patch Tuesday

Critical updates to IE and Office for May Patch Tuesday

With this May Microsoft Update Tuesday, we see Microsoft delivering 13 security bulletins, with three rated as critical and the remaining ten rated by Microsoft as important.

Microsoft releases 11 critical updates and fixes critical HTTP flaw

Microsoft releases 11 critical updates and fixes critical HTTP flaw

This month Microsoft has released 11 updates, with four rated as critical and the remaining seven rated as important. At first glance, this looks like another large update release from Microsoft, similar to last month's massive...

Massive Microsoft March update

Massive Microsoft March update

This month we see another very large patch release from Microsoft, with 14 updates, five rated as critical and the remaining nine rated as important. This is almost twice as many updates as Microsoft released in the first quarter of...

Three critical patches for Microsoft and six updates that may need some attention

Three critical patches for Microsoft and six updates that may need some attention

For this Microsoft Patch Tuesday, we have three updates rated as critical by Microsoft and six updates rated as important. There are a number of what seem to be straightforward patches included in the February release schedule, but...

An easy start to the year with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for January 2015

An easy start to the year with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for January 2015

With our first collection of security updates and patches for the new year, Microsoft has delivered a relatively light set of eight patches that affect Microsoft Windows systems, with one rated as critical and the remaining seven...

Critical updates for Flash Player and Internet Explorer for December's Patch Tuesday

Critical updates for Flash Player and Internet Explorer for December's Patch Tuesday

With this December Patch Tuesday, we see a smaller number of patches than expected, with three updates rated as critical and four patches that Microsoft has rated as important. This month, we also see the much delayed Microsoft...

November Patch Tuesday: A massive update with a few misses

November Patch Tuesday: A massive update with a few misses

This is a massive update for Microsoft Patch Tuesday with sixteen patches release for November 2014. Comparatively speaking, November has generally been a quiet month with an average five or six security updates over the past 10...

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