Microsoft pulls SQL Server 2019 update due to snapshot issues

Microsoft pulled the Cumulative Update package 7 (CU7) for SQL Server 2019 released on September 2 after confirming a known reliability issue impacting customers who used the database snapshot feature. KB4570012 was removed from the Microsoft Download Center, the Microsoft Update Catalog, and Linux repositories, with the download links now directing users to KB4563110, the previous cumulative update, released on […]

Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Microsoft today announced the launch of Application Guard for Office in public preview to protect enterprise users from threats using malicious attachments as an attack vector. Application Guard for Office (also known as Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office) is designed to help prevent block files downloaded from untrusted sources from gaining access trusted resources by opening them within an isolated sandbox. […]

Microsoft will disable insecure TLS in Office 365 on Oct 15

Microsoft has set the official retirement date for the insecure Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols in Office 365 starting with October 15, 2020, after temporarily halting deprecation enforcement for commercial customers due to COVID-19. “As companies have pivoted their supply chains and countries have started to re-open we have re-established a retirement […]