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July 2015 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday is back with a vengeance, with a total of 14 security updates released on July 14. The good news is that only four of them are rated Critical.

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Better late than never-checklist for upgrading from Windows XP

It’s been over a year since XP went end of life. Maybe you still need that last little nudge to get current, so here is a checklist for upgrading

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Top 5 Free Rescue Discs for Your Sys Admin Toolkit

Here are the best all-in-one Bootable CD/USBs that admins can use to troubleshoot and repair a Linux or Windows system – all handy additions to your toolkit.

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Android under attack, MSN shrinking and tablet market getting smaller

IBM managed to create the smallest chip yet, we learned apps on Google Play are not always safe and that tablets, like PCs, are seeing a decline in sales.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella releases Gates’ style memo

Bill Gates was famous for releasing an annual memo to tell his troops what direction Microsoft was taking. Current boss Nadella released a very similar memo in June.

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Exchange 2016 architecture comes full circle

In the beginning, there was the Exchange server, and it was good. One box did it all, and there was no concept of roles.

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Stolen in a Flash: Zero day exploit taken in Hacking Team breach now in the wild

Hundreds of GB of data were stolen when Hacking Team’s servers were attacked. Data also contained vulnerability exploits that’s already been seen in the wild.

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Analysis: Making the web a better place, one project at a time

A new compiler will enable an even faster web and another project is meant to put a stop to vendor lock-in within the cloud.

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Windows Server 2003 is dead : Here’s the ultimate upgrade checklist

Do you know what happens on July 14? It’s the day that Windows Server 2003 goes end of life. That’s less than a week from now.

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Massive rollouts, net neutrality death and more news of machines replacing humans

How does it feel to roll out a billion devices? Microsoft will soon find out, but it will be using a very conservative method to rollout Windows 10 with a rolling rollout

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