In a very unusual move for Microsoft, they held off on releasing updates on Tuesday, February 14th. As noted in their MSRC blog, something happened to cause them to hold off on releasing updates on Patch Tuesday. There was no word if the underlying problem was due to something in the updates or something in the delivery service.
Not only were there no Operating system updates released, there were no Office security updates released as well. As a result of this very unusual move, this will be a very abbreviated Patch Watch column for this week. If the updates come out between now and when this newsletter gets sent to you, I’ll be recommending that you hold off on updating just until we get more information as to what the root problem was.
For those still suffering from the Windows 10 1607 bug that causes the workstation to hesitate when making new folders on file servers, as noted in this blog post, the good news the fix is in a hotfix available via the Microsoft catalog site. The bad news is the fix was supposed to be in Tuesday’s releases which got delayed. If you go to the catalog site, you can download the hotfix noted and install it without having to wait for the Tuesday release.
So stay tuned, we’ll let you know as we know what’s going on with Windows updates.
What to do: Look for more changes to updating to come.