Microsoft made quite a few announcements yesterday. I have summarized them for you with the download links.
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The Exchange Team blog talks about changes in Exchange 2013 SP1. Also, have a look at the release notes. The SP offers some security and compliance improvements, the most important of which is the new support for Windows Server 2012 R2. Noteworthy also are some usability improvements in the OWA text editor. You can download the service pack here.

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The announcement of the Office 2013 SP1 Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 lists a few changes, and the KB article has a few more details—nothing breathtaking. The SP includes all previous updates and offers a few compatibility improvements. You can download either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version. Office 365 systems will be updated automatically, and Windows RT users will get the update through Windows Update.

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Microsoft also released the Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 and the Update Rollup 13 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3. Check out the KB articles (Update Rollup 5, Update Rollup 13) for more information about the issues that these updates will fix.

You can also download the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.0 Tech Preview. EMET allows you to harden applications with security mitigations such as Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP). For a good introduction to EMT, check out this blog post. Also have a look at the KB article.

Microsoft’s Download Center has a new version of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) because “an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store.” There is also a new version for Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit).

Microsoft has announced two new Windows Azure Regions: Japan East and Japan West.

Also new is the Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 SPF. This is just for service providers, but since I am currently in linking mode, let’s link to this one as well.

Happy downloading!

  1. Christian Wimmer 8 years ago

    The best thing about the Exchange 2010/2013 updates is, that they support Windows Server 2012R2 DCs.

  2. Agreed! I think the fact that an SP was needed to make Exchange compatible with the latest Windows version shows what a complex beast Exchange has become. Time to move Exchange to the cloud?

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