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Patch Management / Patch Tuesday / Windows 10

October Patch Tuesday Begins, Ending Support for Windows 10 1511

Today marks a couple significant events. First off, today is the Patch Tuesday event for Microsoft’s product for October 2017.

Secondly, with the release of today’s patches, Microsoft will stop supporting version 1511 of Windows 10. This means that any updates available for the 1511 version will have to come today, as there won’t be any others to follow. Per KB4035050:

After October 10, 2017, Windows 10 devices running version 1511 will no longer receive security and quality updates. Microsoft recommends updating devices to the latest version of Windows 10 by visiting the Windows Security page and selecting Verify you’re updated to manually update your device .

Since version 1511 was released in November 2015, Microsoft has released additional feature updates that build upon each other, delivering the newest features and more comprehensive security. Windows 10 was designed as a service, whereby feature updates are required a couple times a year. For most consumers, both quality and feature updates are delivered automatically according to their Windows Update settings.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will begin delivering in just seven days on October 17th.

Security patches for all other Microsoft products will be available later today. Stay tuned to myITforum for full coverage.


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