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Apr 2018
25

Windows 10 Springwatch: See the majestic Microsoft in its natural habitat, fixing stuff the last patch broke

Windows 10 Springwatch participants got a treat last night in the form of a bumper update to Windows 10 1709 (aka the Fall Creators Update). The patch (KB4093105) landed a week after older versions of Windows 10 (1703 and 1609) got their own variety of Microsoft’s secret sauce. The patch included a truckload of what Redmond likes to call “Quality Improvements”, fixes for the functionality that was broken following the 10 April Patch Tuesday.

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Apr 2018
11

It’s April 2018 – and Patch Tuesday shows Windows security is still foiled by fiendish fonts

Microsoft has released the April edition of its monthly security update, this time addressing a total of 63 CVE-listed vulnerabilities. This month’s update includes critical fixes for the usual suspects: Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Office, as well as one flaw Redmond previously fixed with an unscheduled update. You should install these fixes as soon as you can, if your system hasn’t already.

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Apr 2018
09

Microsoft Email And Office 365 Back After Global Outage

Microsoft Office 365 is up and running after an outage on Friday that left users without email throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Account holders who tried to access email reportedly were informed: “Service is temporarily unavailable. Please retry later.” The UK appeared to be especially hard-hit.

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