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Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

  • Patch Lady – big change to .net patching

    Posted on September 19th, 2018 at 18:43 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just posted up today is a big big change in .net patching.  Starting in October the .NET part of Windows 10 will be like Windows 7 – it will be a separate update so that you can test and deploy independently of the main Windows 10 cumulative update.  Since so many line of business apps use and depend on .NET this will be a big help in allowing many of us to do a better job of testing and rolling out patches where we’ve had issues with .NET interactions in the past.

    The July updates showcased that we admins were stuck in both a rock and a hard place with the .NET updates and could not patch until those issues got fixed.

    Now we can test and deploy a bit smarter.

    So bottom line Windows 10 won’t have the single update experience once promised in patching, but it will have a smarter update experience to allow us to test better.

    Update – note that this is only for the upcoming 1809 release… but still good news.

    UPDATE: See Woody’s snarky overview on Computerworld.

  • Rashid: Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

    Posted on September 19th, 2018 at 07:19 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There’s a new review from Fahmida Rashid — one of my favorite writers — that explains how Device Guard, Credential Guard, and Application Guard can actually be useful.

    Whether they’re sufficient reasons for organizations to move to Win10 — that remains debatable. But it’s important to know about the protections on offer.

    UPDATE: A brilliant, dead-on riposte by Vess Bontchev: