• MS-DEFCON 2: More “dribbled” changes coming

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    ISSUE 19.44.1 • 2022-11-03


    By Susan Bradley

    Defer them.

    Microsoft’s incremental protocol for bringing new features to Windows has its good and bad sides. To the good, one or two new features is better than 50 delivered all at once. To the bad, we must study the safety of such updates every month, not every year.

    In effect, “dribbling” requires a heightened state of awareness because we’re not dealing just with bug fixes — we must deal with new stuff as well. That increased awareness is reflected in my raising of the MS-DEFCON level to 2.

    Anyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (19.44.1, 2022-11-03).