Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Security Tools and updates

Introducing EMET v4 Beta
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a free utility that helps prevent memory corruption vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited for code execution. Improvements in v4 are designed to enable EMET to be an effective mitigation layer for a wider variety of potential software exploit scenarios, to provide stronger protections against scenarios where EMET protection already exists, and to provide a way to respond to 0 day exploits as soon as possible.


Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 14 Now Available
Volume 14 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) offers an in-depth perspective on software vulnerabilities and exploits, malware, potentially unwanted software, and malicious websites based on detailed trend analyses over the past several years, with a focus on the second half of 2012. Download the full report, read key findings, and check out the featured article on Measuring Benefits of Real-Time Security Software.


Security Tip of the Month: The Security Response Readiness Assessment
Learn how to use Microsoft’s free Security Response Readiness Assessment tool to help you evaluate the effectiveness of your software security response processes and identify areas for improvement.

This is taken from an Microsoft Post


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Start leveraging Windows Azure Virtual Network in the cloud, with free training…

Windows Azure Virtual Network in the cloud, start leveraging it with these free learning resources.

  • Want to learn more about Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks?
    • COMPLETE the FREE online training on Windows Azure
    • COMPLETE Getting Started with Servers in the Cloud
    • COMPLETE additional lab scenarios with Step-by-Step Guides
  • Want to learn more about Windows Server 2012? Become our next “Early Expert”!
    • DOWNLOAD Windows Server 2012 for further evaluation.
    • JOIN our Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge IT Pro Study Group. 
  • Want to learn more about our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012?
    • DOWNLOAD Hyper-V Server 2012 for evaluation and production use.
    • COMPLETE the Step-by-Step Guide for Hyper-V Server 2012 to begin leveraging it. 


Monday, April 8, 2013

365 Days Remaining Until XP End Of Support. The Countdown Begins

Here is a link to an article about the end of life for Windows XP 1 year and counting. I have blog about this before  and  I have explains some tools you can use including downloading and using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT).

Here an article by Steven Rose that explain this in detail, what end of life means.

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