March’s updating appears to still be in limbo. No previews of February updates means a smaller expected update for Windows 7.
Microsoft still seems to be recovering from whatever caused them to skip releasing Office and Windows security updates on the second Tuesday of the month. Normally on the third week of the month they will release a preview of the following month’s non security updates. This time they only released the overdue Flash update that Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 machines need to be protected as Flash is embedded in that platform.
Remember that Flash for Windows 7 is an independent update that comes directly from Adobe. For Windows 8.1 and 10, Flash has to come from Microsoft’s updating mechanism for those platforms.
March will also mean changes to Microsoft’s communication regarding security bulletins, with all new Security Portal will be the new location for security guidance and information.
What to do: Look for more changes to updating to come.