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Microsoft Windows Systems and Network Management News
June 13, 2017
A month after Microsoft issued updates to protect unsupported Windows systems from the WannaCry ransomware, the company repeats the act to protect these systems from a new threat.
February 15, 2017
Despite a known zero-day flaw, Microsoft delays February's security bulletins for an unspecified reason.
October 11, 2016
Microsoft's plan to move its older operating systems to a cumulative update model may help make its updates more reliable, but some administrators see more headaches on the horizon.
September 27, 2016
Microsoft dedicated its opening keynote to the benefits of Azure, but IT pros say the company's on-ramp to the cloud still needs some work.
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