The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
Patch Tuesday Microsoft and Adobe have teamed up to give users and sysadmins plenty of work to do this week. The February edition of Patch Tuesday includes more than 70 CVE-listed vulnerabilities from each vendor – yes, each – as well as a critical security fix from Cisco. You should patch them as soon as it is possible.
Oddly enough, for the second time this week, Microsoft has been spotted telling the world that its software is, er, not very good. While Redmond’s marketing orifice suggested Office 2019 was old and busted compared to its 365 brother, deep within Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices Group, principal program manager Chris Jackson dropped the bombshell that Internet Explorer is just a big old pile of “technical debt”.
The issue afflicted a number of Azure SQL databases that utilize custom KeyVault keys for Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), according to a message sent to users seen by The Register. Some internal code accidentally dropped these databases during Azure’s portal wobble yesterday, forcing Microsoft to restore customer data from a five-minute-ago snapshot.