IT Gets a Summer Vacation with Light Patch Load for June

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A few days ago, Microsoft released new information about the upcoming release of Windows 8.1, which includes updates to the security features. They are definitely steps in the right direction.

One of the first things that jumps out is what Microsoft is calling “Remote Business Data Removal,” which amounts to a remote wipe capability that enables a level of protection for personal or non-corporate documents to avoid being wiped. This added granularity to the MDM-like functions is a good thing.

It’s a record month for Microsoft this month, according to Paul Henry, security and forensic analyst at Lumension. With just five bulletins, June marks the lowest number of bulletins we’ve seen from Microsoft to date this year, making it a light month for IT admins. It’s also the halfway point for the year, which is always a good time to look back at last year and compare. With 50 total bulletins for the year, Microsoft has issued a total of eight more bulletins this year than at the same time last year. Interestingly, the company has issued exactly the same number of critical bulletins so far this year at 16. That means the balance is made up of important bulletins, which are the type of bulletins we prefer to see.

 

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