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    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 […]

    NHS Covid-19 app exceeds 10 million downloads, but has teething troubles

    Launched some four months after it was originally promised, the UK’s contact-tracing app is proving hugely popular with the English and Welsh public, even though technical difficulties have emerged, one showing diverging testing acknowledgement capability for users between the two countries. Launched some four months after it was originally promised, the UK’s contact-tracing app is […]

    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. […]