• MS-DEFCON 2: Prepare for April showers

    alert banner

    ISSUE 20.14.1 • 2023-04-06

    By Susan Bradley

    The next round of updates is coming soon and may be confusing.

    For one thing, it now appears that Windows 10 and Windows 11 updates will diverge. That is reason enough for me to raise the MS-DEFCON level to 2.

    Any confusion instantly causes me to recommend deferring updates.

    It does not appear that the forthcoming updates for Windows 10 will introduce any changes. They will include only security patches. Microsoft stated:

    After March 2023, there are no more optional, non-security preview releases for the supported editions of Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 21H2. Only monthly security update releases will continue for these versions.

    Anyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (20.14.1, 2023-04-06).