Microsoft has released a set of cumulative updates for all supported operating systems. As usual, such updates do not bring with them any new features, but are aimed at fixing known issues and eliminating vulnerabilities. Updates are already available on Windows Update.
Microsoft has been busy fixing numerous printing issues in Windows 10 and 11, plaguing regular and business customers. While some printers manufacturers still investigate compatibility problems on Windows 11, Microsoft solved most of the known printing-related bugs in the latest cumulative updates. Unfortunately, the story about buggy printing in Windows 10 and 11 is not over, as even more issues continue showing up.
Microsoft today released a set of ISO images that Insider can use to install Windows 11 and Windows from scratch. The files include build 22483 for Windows 11, and build 19044.1288 for Windows 10 version 21H2.
If you see the update expired note for a patch in Windows Update release notes, don't be surprised. Microsoft explains Windows update expiration policies.
Surface Pro 3 owners in here may be aware of the publicly available exploit that can bypass TPM on the device. It has been finally fixed.
Microsoft has published details on how developers can migrate existing UWP apps to the Windows App SDK (Project Reunion), which keeps the classic Win32 platform at the center of the corner. This can be useful if your app requires features and APIs that are not available in the UWP platform but are available in the Windows App SDK.
Microsoft has hard times with printing issues in Windows 11 and Windows 10. After fixing the printing security vulnerabilities this Summer, Microsoft now needs to patch more printing-related bugs in Windows 10 and 11.
In 2016, Microsoft introduced Feedback Hub - a dedicated place where users can publish their thoughts, complaints, and ideas about Microsoft's products. The Software giant uses data from Feedback Hub to improve the quality of Windows and other software. For example, Microsoft recently responded to a post on Feedback Hub about memory leaks in File Explorer on Windows 11. It appears that the company is now working on a new platform to gather customers' feedback.
Microsoft has been pushing password-less experiences since 2015 when the company introduced Windows 10. The company offers Windows Hello as a better, more secure way to sign in into Windows, apps, and accounts. Also, Microsoft continuously tries to encourage users to opt for its Authenticator app for improved security. The main pitch is that regular passwords are insecure in the modern world and too easy to crack using various techniques. Also, many people tend to use a single password for many accounts, which further increases the risks of identity theft and data loss. Microsoft Authenticator and Windows Hello are safer, more reliable, and plain less annoying.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 2004, introduced a new potentially unwanted app protection in Microsoft Defender. Microsoft kept that setting off by default, allowing users to decide whether to use it or not. Now Microsoft announced that it is enabling potentially unwanted app protection for Windows 10, Windows 11, and Microsoft Edge users.