Readiness Blog

Patch Tuesday

April brings massive updates to Windows and critical updates to both browsers and Adobe Flash

The old adage about April being the cruelest month looks to be true with this hefty and significant update to all of Microsoft’s platforms.

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Patch Impact Assessment Summary

Patch Impact Assessment April 2019

With 74 reported vulnerabilities and significant updates to all Microsoft’s major platforms (Windows, Browsers, development platforms, Office and Exchange and of course Adobe Flash, getting these updates in a timely fashion will be hard work.

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Partners

New Application Readiness Partner Zaptz: Interview

Application Readiness is delighted to announce we’ve teamed up with Zaptz Pty Ltd. Tasmania-based Zaptz will incorporate Readiness technology into their suite of proprietary products …

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Patch Tuesday

Urgent Updates for Windows and IE for March Patch Tuesday

This is a big month for Microsoft updates. With 64 reported vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s Patch Tuesday release, the focus is on the two zero-days for Microsoft Windows. Both Windows 7 and Windows 10 platforms are affected, leading to a “Patch Now” recommendation for both Windows and browser updates.

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Patch Impact Assessment Summary

Patch Impact Assessment March 2019

This is a large and urgent update to the Windows platforms and Microsoft Browsers (IE11 and Edge). With four publicly disclosed vulnerabilities, and two zero-day exploits, ensure that your browser and Windows updates are a top priority for this March Patch Tuesday.

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Windows 10

Why Windows 10 Application Compatibility is a Bigger Problem Now Than 5 Years Ago

It is easy to get caught up in Microsoft’s marketing message that tells us application compatibility with Windows 10 isn’t an issue any more. In fact, Microsoft claims that 99% of all Windows 7 applications run on Windows 10 — based on its extensive telemetry data. As an IT manager responsible for migrating tens or even hundreds of thousands of users to Windows 10, you want to believe it because it would make our life so much easier. We all drank the Kool-Aid.

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