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  • June’s Patch recap so far

    Posted on June 16th, 2021 at 10:51 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Matt on twitter reports that….

    Office 365 CDN updates for ConfigMgr have been busted for 7+ days now; Enterprise customers who were told to #SplitTunnelAllTheContent unable to download patches for MSFT’s premier Office app

     

    Adding to this issue as well is that the May 21H1 CU’s that include the SSU are required to be installed before the June 21H1 CUs. So if you thought “oh cumulative updates are cumulative” …. uh well at least last month where it includes a mandatory Servicing stack update, this mandates that you install May before installing June. You can’t skip May’s release.

    So to recap so far we have…..

    Consumer issues:

    Enterprise/Business issues:

    And I’m honestly STILL not seeing major widespread attacks using the zero day bugs that were fixed in this month’s updates.  We’re still at DefCon2.  This is the week where I always say, if you have a backup and feel confident in your processes and WANT to patch, that’s always your choice, but I still haven’t given the all clear (when clearly it still isn’t clear).

    Let’s be careful out here.

  • June updates bring news

    Posted on June 9th, 2021 at 01:05 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It’s been a little bit funny seeing some of the reactions online to the News and Interests feature that is included in the June updates. As Askwoody readers know, this first started to trickle out in May but in the June security updates they are included in everyone’s Windows 10 including Enterprises.

    Just a reminder, you can right mouse click on the weather info, go up to news and interests, and either adjust the options (as it does take up a bit of real estate) or turn it off completely.

    Optionally you can use this registry key to do so. To use it, simply click on the download in the upper right, click to run the file, it will warn you it’s not digitally signed, click through that, next click through the UAC prompt and you’ll get to this page warning you about adding it to your registry.

    Click yes and it will turn off the News feature. You’ll need to reboot (I had to) to get it to turn it off.

    I’m keeping an eye on the early beta testers in the forums, so far I’m not seeing anything trending.  As always full details of the updates will be in the Newsletter, in the meantime if anyone needs assistance or help, you know where we are.

    In other patching news, keep an eye out for Apple 14.6 for your iphone/ipad and remember that Apple 15 will be offered up to even iphone 6 models. Androids, keep an eye out for your updates as well.

  • The June 2021 Office non-Security Updates have been released

    Posted on June 1st, 2021 at 13:06 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The June 2021 Office non-Security updates have been released Tuesday, June 1, 2021. They are not included in the DEFCON-4 approval for the May 2021 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 2016
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB5001948)

    Office 2013
    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB5001937)

    There were no non-security listings for Office 2010 (which reached EOS on October 13, 2020).
    On April 10, 2018, Office 2013 reached End of Mainstream Support. Extended Support will end for Office 2013 on April 11, 2023.
    Office 2016 also reached  End of Mainstream Support on October 13, 2020. EOS for Office 2016 is October 14, 2025.

    Updates are for the .msi version (perpetual). 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).