• Microsoft releases weird “Critical Update” that apparently fixes the TLS 1.2 problem in Win10 version 1803

    An anonymous poster just pointed me to two new entries in the Microsoft Update Catalog that apparently — apparently — solve the TLS 1.2 bug.

    The TLS 1.2 bug caused Microsoft to stop upgrading 1709 machines to 1803, if they were running .NET applications that rely on TLS 1.2 — notably including QuickBooks Desktop.

    32-bit patch is here

    64-bit patch is here

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    UPDATE: The KB article has been modified (finally) to say:

    Microsoft has now resolved this issue for some devices. An update is available on Microsoft’s Update Catalog as of August 16, 2018 for those customers who have Intuit QuickBooks installed.

    These customers may also check for updates on Windows Update by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and selecting Check for updates.

    For devices that do not have Intuit QuickBooks installed and who are experiencing this issue:  Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.