Windows Weekly Newscast: A new IE patch and more releases from Microsoft

SearchWinIT.com's Brendan Cournoyer recaps the most important Windows stories of the past week in the latest edition of our Windows Weekly Newscast. This week, listen to the latest on Microsoft's critical patch release for Internet Explorer, the new Vista build and what IT execs are doing to feel secure with their disaster recovery plans.


  • Download the podcast: Reports on the critical VML flaw for Internet Exlporer, new Microsoft scripting technology and more. Total run time: (7:52)
  •   Podcast highlights 

  • (0:32) Microsoft releases out-of-cycle IE patch

  • (1:29) Maintaining a secure Active Directory

  • (2:55) New beta for Data Protection Manager 2006 released

  • (4:03) Latest Vista build made available

  • (4:49) New scripting technology from Microsoft

  • (5:52) IT execs lack confidence in DR plans
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  • Microsoft patches IE flaw early: Attacks against the Internet Explorer VML flaw were increasing to the point where Microsoft saw the need to fix it outside its normal patch cycle.

  • Fending off an Active Directory attack : Whether you view the security of Active Directory as a matter of defense or of improving its configuration management, it's a system that must be protected.

  • Microsoft offers beefed-up backup beta: System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 version 2 now covers Exchange 2000 Server, Exchange Server 2003, SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005.

  • Windows PowerShell RC2 ready to go: PowerShell technology gives Windows administrators a command line shell and scripting language of their own.

    This was first published in September 2006

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