image This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, .Net Framework, SQL Server, Forefront, and Microsoft Developer Tools. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs:

We will be hosting a webcast on these bulletins on April 11, 2012, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the April Security Bulletin Webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand.

For those interested, we also have:

Interested in learning how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued? You can find out more HERE.

When it comes to applying security updates, remember that:

  • Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Security Support or 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates. For more information about available support options, see Microsoft Help and Support.
  • International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit International Help and Support.

You can also view the full Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2012 on the Security TechCenter as well as our “Assessing risk for the April 2012 security updates” chart which includes information on the assessed maximum bulleting severity, exploitability rating, likely first 30 days impact, and platform mitigations and key notes for each security bulletin released.

Now that the April, 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast has taken place, I am embedding the replay here for you to view on demand:

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