Microsoft has now begun to automatically distribute the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) to all computers that are suitable for this feature update. On March 20, 2019, Microsoft has updated KB article 4028685 to announce that Windows 10 will automatically download the October 2018 update to appropriate devices when the automatic updates are enabled in the Windows Update settings. Further details may be found in kb article4028685.
[German]Effective March 19, 2019, Microsoft released several cumulative updates for Windows 10 and its Windows Server counterparts. Here is an overview of these packages.
Microsoft also released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362 in Fast Ring on 20.3.2019. The development branch 19H1 will probably end in April 2019 as Windows 10 V1903. The announcement was made in the Windows Blog, where also the bugs fixed in this build are listed. There are no new features in this build, but some bugs that have not yet been fixed are listed in the blog post.
Microsoft published the Windows 10 Insider Previews Build 18860.1001 in the Skip Ahead Ring on 20.3.2019. This is a version in development branch 20H1, which we expect to receive in spring 2020 as a Windows 10 release. The announcement and a description of the changes can be found in the Windows Blog.
[German]What can be more embarrassing than being associated with compromising videos and all email contacts are informed? Security analysts at Barracuda Networks have found that it is twice as likely for employees to become the target of a sextortion attack as through Business Email Compromise (BEC). The education sector is particularly at risk.
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The developers of the Tor project released an update to Tor Browser 8.0.7 on March 19, 2019. This is a maintenance update that updates Firefox 60.6.0esr and various other components and fixes bugs.
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[German]On March 19, 2019, Microsoft released a Preview Rollup Update KB4489892 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. At the same time a Preview Rollup Update KB4489893 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 was released.
[German]Microsoft has released update KB4493132 for Windows 7 SP1. This is the notification update for the end of support of this operating system. Here is some information about this update.
[German]On March 19, 2019, Microsoft had a worldwide issue for several hours with its antivirus solutions (Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials, System Center Endpoint Protection). Especially the failure of System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) hit enterprise customers hard. The reason: The signature definition 1.289.1521.0 (and 1.289.1512.0) caused MsMpEng.exe to crash. Microsoft has fixed this bug in the meantime.
A few days ago Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18356 in Fast Ring (see Windows 10: Insider Preview 18356 in Fast Ring). As of March 15, 2019, this build was released as Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18356.1 in the Slow Ring according to this addendum in the Windows Blog. Now Microsoft has released another cumulative update KB4494123 for this build, which lifts the build to 18356.16. The purpose of this ‘bigger’ update is to test a test of the service pipeline with a bigger update. At the same time there was the announcement that an Insider Preview Build 18356.1 for Windows Server vNext was released.