Microsoft's September patch includes 13 items and addresses 47 flaws.
The security also is accused of paying millions to tech firms to build in encryption backdoors.
Microsoft has followed a long and winding road with configuration management, and the company is taking some interesting new steps on the path.
While the products are somewhat similar, using a combination of both may be the answer for most shops.
- By Greg Shields
The most important bulletins include fixes for SharePoint and Microsoft Office.
Mary Jo Foley breaks down where Microsoft stands with its voice recognition technology and why Redmond is confident it will outperform its competitors.
- By Mary Jo Foley
The end of support doesn't mean the end of support options for those willing to pay.
Readers share their thoughts on the changing IT landscape, the return of Microsoft's Windows Start button, administrator headaches and more.
- By Readers of Redmond magazine
Brien puts the new tiered storage feature through the ringer to see what hidden hardware requirements are needed to run smoothly.
Brien breaks down on what has changed in the world of SEO in his years of absence.
Save on resources by evaluating and modifying what's running during startup.
A variant of the popular "money in the bank" malware is now targeting the largest online game distributor.
Here's how to check the resource allocation for one or a collection of virtual machines.
Brien Posey breaks down exactly how difficult it actually is to crack modern passwords.
Most importantly this month is a cumulative fix for 11 flaws in all versions of Microsoft's Web browser.
Microsoft's light monthly update will feature a majority of fixes for Windows.
Is your server running sluggish? Find out where all the juice is being sucked up with these suggestions.
Many of the new security upgrades in Microsoft's OS update will focus on securing personal devices.
Don Jones breaks down how the quicker timetable between software releases means that user feedback will be more important than ever when crafting the next versions of Microsoft software.
- By Mary Jo Foley