PowerShell – Get latest Microsoft KB information

I frequently visit kbupdate.info which is a great resource for finding latest KB updates, but still you have to manually click through the various lists. Now that I am learning PowerShell anyway, i thought i’ll give myself another task to further improve my PowerShell skills. So here we go, below you find a script that retrieves the latest KB update information for various products and displays them on screen so that I can quickly browse Read More …

How to find latest Microsoft Knowledge Base articles for Windows 8 and Server 2012

A great resource I am using for years already to proactively read through the Microsoft KB’s is kbupdate.info a monitoring system that scans the entire Microsoft Knowledge Base every night. Now that Windows 8 and Server 2012 are out and Microsoft starts publishing KBs for it, you can track them easily via kbupdate.info Below just some random KB’s I found interesting to know about. Remote Group Policy updates are visible to users ADM files are Read More …

Fix it automates steps described in Microsoft KB articles

Usually when you read a Microsoft Knowledge Base article you find a detailed description on how to solve a particular problem. In some KB articles you will find the following picture This indicates that the “Fix it Team” has provided a script / package to automate the system modifications required to fix the problem or change the system behavior. The fix it team has their own “fix it for me blog” where they list the Read More …

Microsoft Knowledge Base – What’s new ?

So often you find yourself with a technical problem and after long searching you might come across a Microsoft Knowledge base article. Especially with new products so called quick fix engineering updates are provided on a regular basis, so I was wondering how do you get to know about such QFE’s ?. I finally came across the KBUpdate.info website which is scanning the Microsoft Knowledge Base every night.