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  • April 2019 non-Security Office Updates are available

    Posted on April 2nd, 2019 at 13:53 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The April 2019 non-Security Office updates have been released Tuesday, April 2, 2019. They are not included in the DEFCON4 approval for the March 2019 patches. Unless you have a specific need to install them, you should wait until Susan Bradley (Patch Lady) approves them and any problems have been reported.

    Remember, Susan’s patching sequence and  recommendations are based on a business environment that has IT support and may have time constraints on the updating process. Consumer patching should be more cautious due to limited technical and mechanical resources. The latter is the reason for the AskWoody DEFCON system.

    Office 2010

    Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 KB3114559

    Office 2013

    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 KB4462203
    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 KB4462200
    Update for Microsoft Outlook 2013 KB4464507
    Update for Microsoft Project 2013 KB4462136
    Update for Microsoft Visio 2013 KB4464505
    Update for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) KB4462207
    Update for Microsoft Word 2013 KB4462140

    Office 2016

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 KB4011666
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 KB4462116
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 KB4464501
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 KB4462239
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 KB4418380
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 Language Interface Pack KB4462241
    Update for Microsoft Outlook 2016 KB4464502
    Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 KB4462235
    Update for Microsoft Project 2016 KB4464503
    Update for Skype for Business 2016 KB4462234
    Update for Microsoft Word 2016 KB4462240

    There were no non-security listings for Office 2007 (which is out of support).
    Updates are for the .msi version (persistent). Office 365 and C2R are not included.
    Security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Office are released on the second Tuesday of the month (Patch Tuesday).

    Details in Computerworld Woody on Windows. Off with their heads!

  • Patch Lady – for all of you testing insider

    Posted on April 2nd, 2019 at 11:22 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just a kind reminder as we get closer to 1903’s release I’ve been hearing murmurs of possible SD issues.  If you are seeing ANYTHING that you think are deal breaker issues run, don’t walk to the feedback app and make sure you BUG IT appropriately.

  • Patch Lady – 1809 could be worse

    Posted on April 2nd, 2019 at 11:17 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just when you think you are having a bad day, someone comes along proving that things aren’t so bad after all.

    Take in point the poor 1809 workstation release.  It came out of the gate and stumbled with loss of data issues.  It took six months to be declared “ready for business”.  It still doesn’t release preview releases on a regular basis.  It’s been called a fiasco.

    But in reality, it’s not THAT bad.  It could be worse.   Seriously.  It could be Hyper V server 2019, the HyperV only release that allows folks to host other servers.  It came out and then was pulled back and has yet to be rereleased.

    Today comes this post.

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server has a new composition, and as a result we are finding new issues that are delaying the release.  We are working through solutions and apologize again for the delay. If you installed the original RTM version when it was available, you may not be offered updates via Windows update. Microsoft recommends installing the latest cumulative update (KB4489899) from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Microsoft remains absolutely committed to shipping Hyper-V Server – thanks to our wonderful community for your patience.

    Let that one sentence sink in for a second….  “If you installed the original RTM version when it was available, you may not be offered updates via Windows update. ”

    (note 1809 just came out with it’s C/D release on the April A release date)

  • Usage share numbers: Microsoft’s browsers down in March, but Win10 up

    Posted on April 2nd, 2019 at 08:18 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Gregg Keizer on the browser wars:

    An uptick for Microsoft’s Edge browser wasn’t enough to offset Internet Explorer’s slide in March. Chrome, meanwhile, continued its relentless ascent.

    Chrome’s around 68%, Firefox less than 10%, IE 7% and Edge 5%.

    Gregg on Windows numbers: Win10 about 50% of all Windows machines, Win7 about 42%.

     

  • MS-DEFCON 4: It’s time to get Windows and Office patched

    Posted on April 2nd, 2019 at 07:02 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There’s only one patch you should studiously avoid this month — Win7’s KB 4493132, the “Get Windows 10” nag patch.

    Other than that, the sailing’s clear.

    Perhaps surprisingly, I’m moving my Win10 production machines to version 1809. Not because of the feature improvements, which are minimal at best, but because it adds six months to the amount of time I can delay 1903.

    Step-by-step details in Computerworld Woody on Windows.