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  • Microsoft is releasing an OOB update to address Arm devices issue

    Microsoft is releasing Out-of-band (OOB) updates today to address an issue with Azure Active Directory services on Arm-based devices. These cumulative updates are available on Windows Update and other channels.

    Consumer impact:  None

    Business impact: Only needed for Arm-based devices

    Microsoft is releasing Out-of-band (OOB) security updates today, June 20, 2022, only for Arm-based Windows devices. This update addresses a known issue that only affects Windows Arm-based devices and might prevent you from signing in using Azure Active Directory (AAD). Apps and services that use AAD to sign in, such as VPN connections, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Outlook, might also be affected.
    Important This issue only affects Windows devices that use Arm processors. No other platforms will receive this out-of-band update. This OOB update is cumulative. We recommend that you install this OOB update instead of the June 14, 2022 security update for affected devices.
    All updates listed below are available on Windows UpdateWindows Server Update Services (WSUS), and Microsoft Update Catalog. For instructions, see the release notes for your OS listed below.

    Susan comment:  Reminder This will only offer or install on Windows Arm-based devices.

    Thus for many of us you won’t see it/you won’t care about it.

    We are still tracking an issue where Internet connection sharing /being able to surf at the same time is impacted.  No ETA of a fix at this time but Microsoft has acknowledged the issue. Also tracking issues with RRAS and VPN but not sure if something third party vpn is triggering the problem?

  • June 2022 Office non-Security updates have now been released

    The June 2022 Office non-Security updates have been released Tuesday, June 7, 2022. They are not included in the DEFCON-4 approval for the May 2022 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 (KB5002182)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4484104)

    There were no non-security listings for Office 2013.
    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).