Exploring Microsoft Security Update information with PowerShell

Nowadays regular deployment of security updates is a must, whether at home or within the enterprise. If you are responsible to keep systems up to date you deploy the latest updates as soon as possible.  But it is equally important to understand the vulnerabilities being addressed by these updates. The Microsoft Security Update Guide allows you to find detailed information about security updates. Go to https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/ and select “Go to the security update Guide” Next Read More …

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 …

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Support Bulletins Feb 29–March 13, 2012

Below are the Windows 8 Consumer Preview support bulletins I was able to capture since the release of the Consumer Preview build. The BITS service crashes during the installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2680336 Windows 8 Consumer Preview language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 8 Consumer Preview http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2607607 Windows Internet Explorer 10 Consumer Preview is now available for Windows 8 Consumer Preview http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2650043 An update for PlayReady PC Runtime for Read More …