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June Advance Notification Service and 10 Immutable Laws Revisited

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Before we get into this month’s release, we wanted to alert you to updates to a document that’s been central to much of how Microsoft thinks about security. Ten years ago, Microsoft penned the “Ten Immutable Laws of Security,” which debuted on TechNet. It was written before the rise of – among other technologies and trends – cloud computing, social networking, widespread smartphone adoption, and Windows XP, to name but a few landmarks along the way.

Exploitability Index Improvements & Advance Notification Service for May 2011 Bulletin Release

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Hello everyone, Today we are announcing changes to Microsoft’s Exploitability Index. Since October 2008, we have used the Exploitability Index to provide customers with valuable exploitability analysis for our security bulletins, and starting Tuesday this information will become even more comprehensive for those who use Microsoft’s latest platforms. The Exploitability Index assesses the likelihood of functional exploit code being developed for a particular vulnerability.

Advance Notification Service for the April 2011 Bulletin Release

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Hello everyone, My name is Pete Voss, and I’m a senior response communications manager with Microsoft Trustworthy Computing. I’ll be joining the rest of the team on the MSRC blog and @MSFTSecResponse Twitter handle to help provide you with the latest information and guidance for Microsoft security. Today, we’re providing advanced notification on the release of 17 security bulletins, nine rated Critical and eight rated Important.

Advance Notification Service for the March 2011 Security Bulletin Release

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Hello all – Today, as part of our usual monthly bulletin cadence, we are providing our Advance Notification Service for March’s security bulletins. This month we’ll release three bulletins, one of them rated Critical and two rated Important, addressing issues in Microsoft Windows and Office. We’ll close four vulnerabilities with those bulletins.

Advance Notification Service for the January 2011 Security Bulletin Release

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Hello everyone - It’s a new year and the Microsoft Security Response Center is ready to provide the Advance Notice for January’s security bulletins. We have two bulletins addressing three vulnerabilities in Windows. The first bulletin is Important and affects Windows Vista. The second bulletin has an aggregate of Critical and all supported versions of Windows are affected.

December 2010 Advance Notification Service is released

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Hi everyone. Mike Reavey from the MSRC here. Today we’re releasing our Advance Notification Service for the December 2010 security bulletin release. As we do every month, we’ve given information about the coming December release and provided links to detailed information so you can plan your deployment by product, service pack level, and severity.

Advance Notification Service for November 2010 Bulletins

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Hello. We’ve issued our Advance Notification Service for the November ’10 security bulletin release. This time around we’re releasing three updates addressing 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and Unified Access Gateway (UAG). One bulletin carries a Critical severity rating; the other two are rated Important. When customers buy Microsoft software, it includes high-quality security updates to be provided via predictable monthly bulletin releases, helping to protect their computing experience over time.