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Microsoft Security Advisories July 2019

[German]One more small addendum: In July 2019 Microsoft published some security advisories, which I don’t want to withhold from you. Among other things there is an update in PowerShell Core 6.1.5 and 6.2.2 to fix a security vulnerability.

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Rollback: Microsoft doesn’t cut internal use rights for its Gold and Silver partners

[German]Microsoft decided to cancel its plans to remove the internal use rights (IUR) for owners of an action pack or for licenses granted to its Gold and Silver partners. That’s the news of the day.

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Microsoft slaps its silver and gold partners

[German]Microsoft is currently slapping its Silver and Gold partners and Action Pack buyer with some changes to the ‘terms and conditions’ that make them much worse. Internal use licenses of Action Pack will be removed, and support calls are charged. … Continue reading

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fai.music.metaservices.microsoft.com service down forever

[German]Brief information for Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center users. The service required for these programs is down. It looks like Microsoft has shut down the servers.

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CERN goes Open Source, bye-bye Microsoft

It is an interesting development that is currently emerging at the CERN research facilities. They have set up the ‘Microsoft Alternatives project’ (MAlt) to switch to Open Source Software (OSS) in the coming years. Reason: Increasing license demands from Microsoft.

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Microsoft Security Update Releases (25. April 2019)

A short addendum: Microsoft has released a Microsoft Security Update Release on April 25, 2019. This informs about a major revision of CVE-2019-0604 (in SharePoint Server). Here is the relevant information.

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Microsoft restores deleted Technet- and MSDN-Blogs

[German]After massive protests, Microsoft seems to be rethinking and trying to restore the blog posts that were deleted on Technet and MSDN during the hiring of employee blogs.

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Microsoft reports DNS issues as solved (Feb. 11, 2019)

[German]Microsoft believes that the DNS issues that caused failures at various services, including Windows Update, in January/February 2019 have now been finally fixed. Meanwhile all Microsoft services should be usable again.

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Ups, Microsoft deleted Azure Cloud data bases

[German]That’s not cool: The issues that Microsoft have had with Microsoft 365 on January 29, 2019 also affected Azure SQL databases. Some customers have had SQL databases deleted on Azure. After restoring a snapshot, customers discovered that there were transaction … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Update Summary for November 13, 2018

[German]As of November 13, 2018, Microsoft released numerous security updates for Windows clients and servers, Office, etc. Here is a compact overview.

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