10 Feb.

New Windows as a Service Resources Available

With the change to the way Windows 10 updates are being rolled out it’s important to take note of a few new resources that are available to help you navigate what’s new in the different builds.

Windows 10 update history includes details on the original July build, as well as linking to the KB article that lists more details on the cumulative update. as well as the November build with a link to its KB article with more details.

Here’s a quick look at what’s mentioned.

February 9, 2016 — KB3135174 (brings system to 10240.16683)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced this month. Key changes in this update include:

  • Improved installation time of updates.

  • Fixed issue with Microsoft Edge browser caching visited URLs while using InPrivate browsing.

  • Improved Silverlight performance.

  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow a Windows 10 PC to remotely configure a server.

  • Fixed issue with pictures and tables not displaying in Windows Journal.

  • Fixed security issues that could allow remote code execution when malware is run on a target system.

  • Fixed security issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that could allow code from a malicious website to be installed and run on a device.

  • Fixed additional issues with Input Method Editors (IMEs), Direct Access, assigned access, peripheral device detection, barcode scanning, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and scripting.

  • Fixed additional security issues with .NET Framework, PDF library, Windows Journal, kernel-mode drivers, Remote Desktop, and WebDAV.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3135174.

February 9, 2016 — KB3135173 (brings system to 10586.104)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced this month. Key changes in this update include:

  • Fixed issues with authentication, update installation, and operating system installation.

  • Fixed issue with Microsoft Edge browser caching visited URLs while using InPrivate browsing.

  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow simultaneous install of apps from the Windows Store and updates from Windows Update.

  • Fixed issue that delayed the availability of songs added to the Groove Music app in Windows 10 Mobile.

  • Improved security in the Windows kernel.

  • Fixed security issues that could allow remote code execution when malware is run on a target system.

  • Fixed security issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that could allow code from a malicious website to be installed and run on a device.

  • Fixed additional issues with the Windows UX, Windows 10 Mobile, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and taskbar.

  • Fixed additional security issues with .NET Framework, Windows Journal, Active Directory Federation Services, NPS Radius Server, kernel-mode drivers, and WebDAV.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3135173.

The other page that was just added was the Windows 10 release information which is designed to help determine if devices are up to date with feature upgrades and servicing updates. This covers the Version and OS Build details of Current Branch (CB) , Current Branch For Business (CBB) and Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB).

If you are still trying to get your head around CB, CBB and LTSB, take a look at Windows 10 servicing options for updates and upgrades which goes into a great deal of detail including choosing the right upgrade methods based on customer size and how to leverage Windows Update for Business.

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