In a redirect from a KB article, Microsoft gives more evidence that it’s truly serious that it wants cumulative updates to be the go-to solution for updates.
One page, originally titled “How to use Microsoft easy fix solutions” is now brandished in bold letters: Microsoft Easy Fix solutions are no longer supported
It goes on to say…
You might have tried to download a Microsoft Easy Fix solution (formerly referred to as a “Fix It”). Easy Fix solutions are no longer supported or offered for download.