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SharePoint 2013: February 2015 Cumulative Update released

The February 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 (aka build number 15.0.4693.1001 ) has just been released. Download Links:

KB Articles:

Besides SharePoint, Office OneDrive Client get updated as well with fixes for long paths and large lists:

All Office-related February updates: Office Updates Blog [MSFT]: February 2015 Office Update Release


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SharePoint 2013: December 2014 Cumulative Update released

The December 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 (aka build number 15.0.4675.1000) has just been released.

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SharePoint: MS14-081 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3017301)

Both SharePoint 2010 and 2013 versions are affected by a vulnerability categorized as Critical by MS that can allow remote code execution.

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SharePoint 2013: October 2014 Cumulative Update released

The October 2014 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2013 (including Project Server and Office Web Apps) has just been made available.

I recommend to carefully read Stefan Goßner [MSFT]‘s blog for matching KB’s, Download links and necessary clarifications about prerequisites, patching sequence and packages: October 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released.

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.Net: Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (MS14-057) – Critical

.Net Framework versions from 2 to 4.5.2 are affected by a vulnerability categorized as Critical by MS that can allow remote code execution.

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SharePoint 2010-2013: August 2014 CU’s Released with a Gotchas!

While the monthly CU for both SharePoint 2010 and 2013 have been released, make sure you carefully read Stefan Goßner’s [MSFT] posts regarding the “non-cumulative” nature of those so-called “cumulative” updates, particularly for SharePoint 2013:


Networking: Microsoft has Released Message Analyzer

Message Analyzer Logo

Yesterday, Microsoft has released the successor to Network Monitor: Message Analyzer.

Beyond the name change, Message Analyzer comes with a brand new way of capturing and analyzing network traffic: Instead of capturing at a very low level and filtering the flows to identify useful one, it allows to capture closer to the protocols or to the OSI-layer you are interested in. As the screenshot show hereunder: there are plenty of pre-configured layer or protocols (HTTP, Windows Firewall, File & Print Sharing, network adapter…). This greatly simplifies analysis and reduces the impact on system resources as well.

Message Analyzer Screen Capture

The capture’s details are also much easier to read, as depicts the screenshot hereunder.

Message Analyzer Screen Capture

Finally, the footprints is also reduced and the whole application is less intrusive since it does not requires to install a filtering driver. Instead, it leverages the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) infrastructure. Unfortunately, this also means that the minimal OS requirement is Windows 7/Windows Server 2008.

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