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August 2012 Five Critical Bulletins Addressing Ten Exploits; FreeBSD Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

August 2012 Advanced Security Bulletin notification just announced would be releasing nine bulletins, five Critical and four Important. “The five Critical security bulletins are addressing ten vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Exchange, SQL Server, Server Software, and Developer Tools,” informs MSRC blog.

“The bulletin for Exchange will address the issue first described in Security Advisory 2737111. The four bulletins that have been rated as Important will address vulnerabilities in Windows and Microsoft Office,” adds MSRC.

In other Microsoft product news,

FreeBSD support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

Microsoft, NetApp and Citrix announced the availability of “FreeBSD support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.”

“This announcement extends Microsoft’s commitment to supporting multiple platforms with its virtualization and private cloud solutions, allowing more organizations to take advantage of server consolidation cost-savings and progress towards private, public and hybrid cloud computing.”

“This release includes 8,500 lines of code submitted under the BSD license, supporting FreeBSD 8.2 on Windows Server 2008 R2. We will continue to work with the community to support other releases of FreeBSD as well. Analysis is currently underway to assess customer demand and partner capacity to extend support to FreeBSD 9.0 on Windows Server 2012,” wrote [email protected]

You can download the source code and documentation from the freebsdonhyper-v project on Github.

Microsoft and PPTV, China’s leading Internet TV service provider, have signed an agreement to launch PPTV Asia TV Networks (ATN) on Windows Azure. PPTV will adopt Windows Azure as the core infrastructure platform for PPTV ATN, providing a cloud-based Internet TV solution to satisfy the growing global Internet TV demand. The company chose Windows Azure because of its reliability, scalability and global availability.

This is Microsoft’s first cloud-based collaboration with a local Chinese new media company. See the press release for more information.

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