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Microsoft Active Directory News
September 27, 2016
Improvements to Microsoft's Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform are coming slower than anticipated, but IT shops still hope to get their hands on it sooner rather than later.
June 17, 2016
Patch Tuesday usually relieves sys admins' headaches but the June edition handed out a few, as a patch designed to improve security for Group Policy actually took it away.
June 14, 2016
June's batch of security bulletins included a number of updates to close Windows Server vulnerabilities, including a remote code execution flaw in DNS server.
June 09, 2015
June proves less buggy for Microsoft as Redmond issues only two critical patches targeting Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.
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