@0xmf Lead might be a bit strong. They didn't exactly invent the new stuff, but they are certainly pushing harder for adoption than others. It could further alienate Windows 8 if it doesn't work, as some sites may not work without RC4. High risk.
Lead, follow or get out of the way. Not something you usually associate with Microsoft, but they are leading the way in adopting new cryptographic standards before the old ones break http://bit.ly/1hHbDXT
Microsoft issues emergency advisory for zero-day exploit being used against Internet Explorer users. All versions need to apply either the Fix it or use the EMET tool to better protect IE. http://bit.ly/1dnc58j
As more organizations move toward cloud services the phishing attempts continue to ramp up. After the attacks on The New York Times and Twitter, now may be the time to spend extra effort on educating your staff. http://bit.ly/1dsIvBz
Syrian Electronic Army DOS'd Twitter and The New York Times for a short period today after attacking domain name provider Melbourne IT (Internet Names Worldwide). At this time Twitter's Indian domain name is still under SEA control http://bit.ly/182LWI3