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  • Blog Post: 10 New Year’s resolutions for your digital devices and your online life

    It’s a new year, which means it’s time to resolve to create healthier habits in our daily lives. But we don’t have to stop at just improving our body, mind, and spirit. It’s also a good idea to resolve to keep our PCs, laptops, smartphones, and social networking sites healthy...
  • Blog Post: Get security updates for November

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 6 security updates. Download the security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer. Watch a video about the updates . To get more information about...
  • Blog Post: Get security updates for October

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 7 security updates. Download the security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SQL Server. Watch a video about the updates . To get more information about...
  • Blog Post: Privacy in Office 365

    Office 365 is a cloud-based version of Microsoft Office that includes business-class email, web conferencing, and file sharing. It includes no advertising, and all of your data is kept separate from consumer services. Your data belongs to you and you can remove it whenever you want to. If your organization...
  • Blog Post: Download free security updates for August

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 9 security updates: 6 updates for Microsoft Windows 2 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Internet Explorer Get the updates . Watch a video about the updates ....
  • Blog Post: Download free security updates for July

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 9 security updates: 5 updates for Microsoft Windows 3 updates for Microsoft Office 1 update for Internet Explorer Get the updates . Watch a video about the updates ...
  • Blog Post: Download free security updates for May

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 7 security updates: 2 updates for Microsoft Windows only 3 updates for Microsoft Office only 1 update for Microsoft .NET Framework only 1 update that combines multiple products...
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about May security updates

    Yesterday the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the May security updates . On Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 7 bulletins. The easiest way to get the updates when they're available is to turn on Windows automatic updating . For...
  • Blog Post: Download free security updates for April

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 6 security updates: 3 updates for Microsoft Windows 1 update for Internet Explorer 1 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Microsoft Forefront Get the updates . ...
  • Blog Post: Report scams in Hotmail, Xbox, and more

    If you think you’re a target of a phishing scam or other fraud in an email, Xbox instant message, or on a website, you can report it. Most Microsoft products have built-in tools that make this easier. Hotmail. If you receive a suspicious email message that asks for personal information, click...
  • Blog Post: Security updates for September 2011

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 5 security updates. 2 updates for Microsoft Windows 1 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Microsoft Excel 1 update for Microsoft SharePoint Get the updates . Watch a video about...
  • Blog Post: End of support for Office XP and Windows Vista Service Pack 1

    If you use Office XP or Windows Vista Service Pack 1, upgrade now to help keep your computer safe. On July 12, 2011 both Office XP and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 reached the end of the Extended Support phase of their lifecycles. This means Microsoft Update and automatic updating will not offer security...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft community has Answers

    We try to answer as many of your email messages and comment questions as we can. But if you want a faster answer (or a second opinion), try Microsoft Answers . Here, Microsoft support engineers and super geek volunteers from around the world participate in a forum for tech questions. Follow these...
  • Blog Post: Download security updates for March

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released of 3 security updates. 1 updates for Microsoft Office 2 update for Microsoft Windows Get the updates.
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice for February security updates: 12 bulletins, 3 critical

    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the February security updates . On Tuesday, February 8, Microsoft will release 12 bulletins. Three of the bulletins are rated Critical and nine of them are rated Important. They will address issues in: Microsoft Windows...
  • Blog Post: Get updated for November

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 3 new security updates. 2 updates for Microsoft Office 1 update for Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) Get the updates . Watch a video about the updates .
  • Blog Post: Get the October security updates

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 16 new security updates. 10 updates for Microsoft Windows 2 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Microsoft Windows Media Player 1 update for .NET Framework 1 update for Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: New and improved security features in Office 2010

    Microsoft Office 2010 is now available. New security features in PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, and other Office programs help you complete tasks more easily and more safely. For more information, see Security in Microsoft Office 2010 .
  • Blog Post: Get the security updates for Windows and Microsoft Office

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 3 new security updates. 2 updates for Microsoft Windows 1 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Microsoft Office Outlook Get the updates . Watch a video about the updates .
  • Blog Post: Use Microsoft Office 2010 Protected View to help avoid damage

    Our friend Ed from Microsoft Office recently stopped by to fill us in on how to reduce the risks associated with opening potentially unsafe files. Here's what Ed has to say: With hackers working overtime to create sophisticated tricks, computer viruses, worms, and other huge hassles that cost us...
  • Blog Post: Get security updates for Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 10 new security updates. 3 updates for Microsoft Windows 2 updates for Microsoft Office 1 update for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 1 update for Office Web Components 1...
  • Blog Post: Get new updates for Windows and Microsoft Office

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 13 new security updates for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. Get the updates To download the update, visit the Microsoft Update Web site . If you have automatic updating turned on, your computer...
  • Blog Post: Learn about security updates for Microsoft Office Project and Internet Explorer

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 6 new security updates for Microsoft Office Project and Internet Explorer. Get the updates To download the updates, visit the Microsoft Update Web site . If you have automatic updating turned on,...
  • Blog Post: Get all your security updates from Microsoft Update

    Do you get your operating system updates from Microsoft Update ? Did you know that you can update your Microsoft Office programs at Microsoft Update too? That’s right, you don’t have to use Office Update to update Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and all your other Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: How to get the Microsoft security updates for May

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 1 security update for Microsoft Office Get the updates To download the updates, visit the   Microsoft Update Web site . If you have   automatic updating   turned on, your computer will update...
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