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July 15, 2020
Microsoft warns administrators not to delay the deployment of a patch to shut down a critical bug in Windows DNS servers due to its potential to cause widespread damage.
June 10, 2020
SharePoint continues to attract attention this month, with 12 unique vulnerabilities corrected in the document sharing and storage product.
May 13, 2020
Microsoft delivers corrections for 111 unique vulnerabilities with a significant number aimed at SharePoint, which may signal growing interest from attackers.
April 15, 2020
Complications arising from the coronavirus pandemic could slow the rollout of this month's Microsoft security updates as IT teams deal with an influx of remote workers.
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