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Microsoft has revealed a few new tidbits about Spartan, its new 'modern' browser for Windows 10, and its relationship with IE.
Four days after Google's Project Zero team disclosed an unpatched security bug in Windows, and drew rebuke from Redmond, another bug has exceeded Google's deadline and been made public.
The Redmond giant isn't exactly chipper after Google disclosed a Windows bug just two days before Microsoft planned to issue a fix.
[UPDATED 2X] A Google researcher found a privilege elevation bug in Windows. After 90 days he made it public. He gives no indication that he contacted Microsoft.
Microsoft is planning to roll out a new browser when it debuts Windows 10, according to sources. But IE isn't going completely away.
Microsoft is no longer legally required to remind Windows users in the European Union that they have a choice of browsers beyond IE, as has been the case for the past five years.
Seven updates include one to Exchange Server which was scheduled for last month and withheld.
Google is allowing users to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter on its cloud platform, and is now allowing them to run some of their licensed Microsoft enterprise apps on Google Cloud.
Three updates are rated critical. The critical update for Office affects Office for Mac as well.
The most serious vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain control of a Windows Server just by sending packets. For undisclosed reasons, Microsoft withheld two updates scheduled for release.
A total of 24 vulnerabilities, many severe and a few being exploited in the wild, have been revealed and patched.
A total of four updates will be released next Tuesday. One is a critical update for Internet Explorer.
UPDATED. Google is consciously using their influence to push certificate authorities to advance security standards soon. Would you believe the problem is Windows XP SP2?
Microsoft is adding iOS and Windows Phone email-profile provisioning and IE 11 Enterprise Mode support to its Windows Intune device-management service.
Google delivers a faster, better and more secure version of its Chrome Web browser for Windows. Indeed, the 64-bit version may just be today's best Windows Web browser.
On day two of VMworld 2014, VMware strengthens ties to Google and Microsoft Windows while beefing up its Desktop-as-a-Service offerings worldwide.
Talk about Chromebooks and the conversation will eventually turn to the threat they are to Microsoft and Windows 8. That is true, but the lowly laptop from Google may be a bigger concern for Intel.
Updates released today address a total of 37 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SharePoint Server 2013, the .NET Framework and SQL Server.
Next Tuesday Microsoft will release nine updates to Windows, Internet Explorer, the .NET Framework, SQL Server and Office. Two updates to Windows and IE are critical.
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