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10.30.2014 - This month’s latest and greatest apps



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With so many new, informative and fun apps available on a daily basis, it can be hard to pinpoint the best apps for you. To make your life easier, here’s our monthly app update, which includes the latest and greatest apps on Windows Phone as well as new updates to our favourite apps and seasonal fun!

Despicable Me: Minion Rush (FREE)
Despicable Me: Minion Rush (FREE)
October 31, 2014
Gru’s loyal yellow gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest challenge in Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Play as a Minion and compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges in order to impress your boss, (former?) super-villain Gru! With all the heart and humour of Despicable Me, you’re sure to love this innovative and original game.

British Airways (FREE)
British Airways (FREE)
October 30, 2014
The British Airways app guides you smoothly through each step of your journey with instant access to live information about your next flight. Plus, you can use your phone as a boarding pass on many routes. This app has received new updates, which includes an extra level of flight information detail within the app. It will allow you to put your next flight information and destination photos on your screen as a Live Tile, pin boarding passes as secondary tiles and allows you to manage your flight and check-in via the improved British Airways mobile site.

Dream League Soccer (FREE)
Dream League Soccer (FREE)
October 30, 2014
Football as we know it has changed! Dream League Soccer is YOUR chance to build THE best team on the planet. Recruit new Players, upgrade your Stadium, and train your team as you march towards glory, on your road to Soccer Super Stardom!

Enter Orc Kid  (0.79p)
Enter Orc Kid (0.79p)
October 31, 2014
The Orcs have been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a last desperate bid for bloody revenge the offering has been made to the petty gods for a stone hearted warrior of pure death! Enter OrcKid is a fast paced action title sending you on a warrior’s quest to hack a bloody swathe through the enemies of your Orcish brethren. Featuring a plethora of funny items to unlock and customise your warrior with, a rich combat animation system and intuitive and original touchscreen controls, this game will keep you entertained for hours!

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10.29.2014 - A piece of Surface Pro 3 artwork?



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Last night attendees at the opening of renowned ballpoint artist, James Mylne’s latest exhibition, Something More, were treated to a first look of his new Surface Pro 3 artwork.

Having previously recreated famous portraits from the National Portrait Gallery using the Surface Pro 3, Pen and the Fresh Paint app, Mylne unveiled a new digital portrait of British TV Presenter and model Alexa Chung.

James Mylne creates a portrait of Alexa Chung using the Surface Pro 3
James Mylne creates a portrait of Alexa Chung using the Surface Pro 3
October 28, 2014


If you want to see the new Surface Pro 3 portrait for yourself, along with other original artworks created by the talented James Mylne, head over to 340 Kings Road SW3 5UR. Something More is Mylne’s largest solo exhibition to date and runs until November 2nd.


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10.16.2014 - Vulnerability in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Version: 1.1



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Revision Note: V1.1 (October 16, 2014): Corrected Updates Replaced entries in the Affected Software table for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not have to take any action.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a Microsoft Office file that contains a specially crafted OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.16.2014 - MS14-060 - Important: Vulnerability in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000869) - Version: 1.1



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Revision Note: V1.1 (October 16, 2014): Corrected Updates Replaced entries in the Affected Software table for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not have to take any action.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a Microsoft Office file that contains a specially crafted OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft Word file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - Vulnerability in FAT32 Disk Partition Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way the Windows FASTFAT system driver interacts with FAT32 disk partitions. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
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10.14.2014 - Vulnerability in Message Queuing Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker sends a specially crafted input/output control (IOCTL) request to the Message Queuing service. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to full access of the affected system. By default, the Message Queuing component is not installed on any affected operating system edition and can only be enabled by a user with administrative privileges. Only customers who manually enable the Message Queuing component are likely to be vulnerable to this issue.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-060 - Important: Vulnerability in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000869) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a Microsoft Office file that contains a specially crafted OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-058 - Critical: Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000061) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary:
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10.14.2014 - MS14-056 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2987107) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves fourteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-061 - Important: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000434) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft Word file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-063 - Important: Vulnerability in FAT32 Disk Partition Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2998579) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way the Windows FASTFAT system driver interacts with FAT32 disk partitions. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-059 - Important: Vulnerability in ASP.NET MVC Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2990942) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in ASP.NET MVC. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if an attacker convinces a user to click a specially crafted link or to visit a webpage that contains specially crafted content designed to exploit the vulnerability. In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through a web browser, and then convince a user to view the website. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit these vulnerabilities. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes them to the attacker's website, or by getting them to open an attachment sent through email.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-062 - Important: Vulnerability in Message Queuing Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2993254) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker sends a specially crafted input/output control (IOCTL) request to the Message Queuing service. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to full access of the affected system. By default, the Message Queuing component is not installed on any affected operating system edition and can only be enabled by a user with administrative privileges. Only customers who manually enable the Message Queuing component are likely to be vulnerable to this issue.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-057 - Critical: Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000414) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a specially crafted URI request containing international characters to a .NET web application, causing ASP.NET to generate incorrectly constructed URIs. In .NET 4.0 applications, the vulnerable functionality (iriParsing) is disabled by default; for the vulnerability to be exploitable an application has to explicitly enable this functionality. In .NET 4.5 applications, iriParsing is enabled by default and cannot be disabled.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-042 - Moderate: Vulnerability in Microsoft Service Bus Could Allow Denial of Service (2972621) - Version: 2.0



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Revision Note: V2.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin rereleased to announce the offering of the security update via Microsoft Update, in addition to the Download-Center-only option that was provided when this bulletin was originally released.
Summary: This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Service Bus for Windows Server. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if a remote authenticated attacker creates and runs a program that sends a sequence of specially crafted Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) messages to the target system. Microsoft Service Bus for Windows Server is not shipped with any Microsoft operating system. For an affected system to be vulnerable Microsoft Service Bus must first be downloaded, installed, and configured, and then its configuration details (farm certificate) shared with other users.
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10.08.2014 - MS14-051 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2976627) - Version: 1.1



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Revision Note: V1.1 (October 8, 2014): Corrected the severity table and vulnerability information to add CVE-2014-4145 as a vulnerability addressed by this update. This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not have to take any action.
Summary: This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and twenty-five privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.02.2014 - MS14-030 - Important: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Tampering (2969259) - Version: 1.3



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Revision Note: V1.3 (October 2, 2014): Bulletin revised to clarify the conditions under which Windows 7 editions are affected. See the Update FAQ for more information.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow tampering if an attacker gains access to the same network segment as the targeted system during an active RDP session, and then sends specially crafted RDP packets to the targeted system.
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09.30.2014 - Microsoft Office 365 is the formula for enhanced connectivity at BASF



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UNTERSCHLEISSHEIM , Germany Sept. 30 , 2014 BASF is focused on innovative technology. To enable its 112,000 staff members to collaborate even more efficiently, the company relies on a collaborative communication infrastructure based on a Microsoft solution. By mid-2015, all employee accounts are to be migrated to Microsoft Office 365.

Because BASF decided to implement Office 365, all its staff members will be empowered to access their emails and documents from anywhere. At the same time, the intuitive use of the graphical user interface of Office ensures that they work productively in an integrated environment. The Office 365 cloud solution can be scaled more flexibly than stationary IT and be expanded easily and rapidly as the size of the organization grows.

BASF uses Office 365 for modern knowledge organization

“The goal of the global implementation of Microsoft Office 365 is to establish an efficient and user-friendly IT solution that supports our business processes optimally — and works independent of the devices our staff members use,” said Wiebe van der Horst, senior vice president, Global Process & Enterprise Architecture of the BASF Group Information Services & Supply Chain Operations.

BASF uses the Microsoft cloud as an integrated platform to connect phones, tablets and traditional computers. As a result, staff members benefit from a highly state-of-the-art working environment. In the future, BASF will also rely on Microsoft technology for managing the company’s smartphones. Using Windows Intune, BASF will be able to administer the mobile devices far more efficiently from the cloud.

“Microsoft supports BASF in this comprehensive and complex project by being available as a partner,” said Thomas Schröder, general manager, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, who is responsible for Microsoft’s key accounts and partners. “The key criterion for BASF was the ability to transition smoothly, with the support of IT tools, so ongoing operations were not impaired.”

Experience in this field and high-quality standards in security as well as the ease of use and scalability of Office 365 were crucial for the decision in favor of the Microsoft solution as compared with competitors.

Microsoft helps companies combine a more flexible style of working with the opportunities of digital technology and security. The company recently published a manifesto for the new workplace aimed at reshaping the understanding of digital collaboration. By establishing the Office 365 Trust Center, Microsoft also created a standard for security in the cloud.

About Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, founded in 1983, is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, U.S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of standard software, services and solutions, generating $77.85 billion in revenue and $26.76 billion in operating income (in fiscal year 2013; as of June 30, 2013). Alongside its headquarters in Unterschleissheim near Munich, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH operates six regional offices in Germany and employs more than 2,700 staff members. In association with 36,500 partners, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH serves companies of all sizes across all industries. The Advanced Technology Labs Europe (ATLE) in Munich is focused on research in IT security, privacy, mobility, mobile applications and Web services.

For more information about BASF:

www.basf.com

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/news/contactpr.mspx.

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09.30.2014 - Microsoft unveils the future of Windows



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SAN FRANCISCO Sept . 30 , 20 14 Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available Oct. 1. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management capabilities. The company also introduced the Windows Insider Program, kicking off its largest-ever open collaborative development effort to change the way Windows is built and delivered to best meet the needs of customers. Program participants will receive the technical preview of Windows 10 and a steady stream of builds through the development cycle to use and give feedback on.

“Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows, unlocking new experiences to give customers new ways to work, play and connect,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Operating Systems group at Microsoft. “This will be our most comprehensive operating system and the best release Microsoft has ever done for our business customers, and we look forward to working together with our broader Windows community to bring Windows 10 to life in the months ahead.”

Windows 10 : f amiliarity and c onsistency a cross d evices

Windows 10 adapts to the devices customers are using — from Xbox to PCs and phones to tablets and tiny gadgets — and what they’re doing with a consistent, familiar and compatible experience, enabling even greater productivity. Windows 10 will run across the broadest range of devices ever from the Internet of Things to enterprise datacenters worldwide. Microsoft is also delivering a converged application platform for developers on all devices with a unified app store. Developers will be able to write an application once and deploy it easily across multiple device types, making discovery, purchase and updating easier than ever for customers.

Windows 10 : d esigned for the c hallenges of m odern b usiness

Windows 10 builds nearly everything that businesses need right into the core of the product — including enterprise-grade security, identity and information protection features — in ways that can reduce complexities and provide better experiences than other solutions. One area of advancement is in the work Microsoft has done with user identities to improve resistance to breach, theft or phishing. Windows 10 will also help advance data loss prevention by using containers and data separation at the application and file level, enabling protection that follows the data as it goes from a tablet or PC to a USB drive, email or the cloud.

Management and deployment have been simplified to help lower costs, including in-place upgrades from Windows 7 or Windows 8 that are focused on making device wipe-and-reload scenarios obsolete. Businesses will also have the flexibility to choose how quickly they adopt the latest innovations and influence continued improvements. In addition, organizations will be able to customize an app store specific to their needs and environment. The intent is an app store that will allow for volume app licensing, flexible distribution, and the ability for organizations to reclaim or reuse licenses when necessary.

Technical p review PC p roductivity

The early technical preview of Windows 10 demonstrates new levels of flexibility, navigation and familiarity through the Windows experience. Features include these:

  • Expanded Start menu. The familiar Start menu is back, providing quick one-click access to the functions and files that people use most, and it includes a new space to personalize with favorite apps, programs, people and websites.

  • Apps that run in a window. Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop programs do. They can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing users to maximize, minimize and close with a click.

  • Snap enhancements. Working in multiple apps at once is easier and more intuitive with snap improvements. A new quadrant layout allows up to four apps to be snapped on the same screen. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping, and it will even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.

  • New Task view button. The new Task view button on the task bar enables one view for all open apps and files, allowing for quick switching and one-touch access to any desktop created.

  • Multiple desktops. Instead of too many apps and files overlapping on a single desktop, it’s easy to create and switch between distinct desktops for different purposes and projects — whether for work or personal use.

Open and c ollaborative d evelopment

The introduction of the Windows Insider Program demonstrates Microsoft’s continued commitment to working closely with customers to help shape the future of Windows. Windows Insiders will be able to give feedback on early builds of the product throughout the development cycle. The program will include various ways for Windows Insiders to engage in a two-way dialogue with Microsoft, including a Windows Feedback app for sharing suggestions and issues and a Windows Technical Preview Forum for interacting with Microsoft engineers and fellow Insiders. More information on the Windows Insider Program and the technical preview can be found at http://preview.windows.com.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/news/contactpr.mspx.

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