KB4549951 improves security in Microsoft Office products

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  • Microsoft just released the April Patch Tuesday updates and it seems that, in the light of the new developments, they decided to prioritize their efforts on security updates.
  • The new KB4549951 patch is improving security in all Microsoft Office products. Additionally, it will improve security when Windows performs basic operations. We have to mention that these updates are available to 1903 and 1906 versions of Windows 10.
  • If you don't want to install the whole patch and you are interested only in certain cumulative updates, go for the Windows Update Catalog.
  • Every second Tuesday in a month, Microsoft issues new Windows patches. Read all our about the new improvements in our Patch Tuesday Updates hub.
KB4549951 improves security in Microsoft Office products

Microsoft just released the April Patch Tuesday updates and it seems that, in the light of the new developments, they decided to prioritize their efforts on security updates.

The company added that starting next month, they will pause all optional non-security releases for all the supported versions of Windows client and server products (Windows 10, version 1909 down to Windows Server 2008 SP2).

Therefore, the new update is dedicated exclusively to security. Precisely, the new KB4549951 patch is improving security in all Microsoft Office products. Additionally, it will improve security when Windows performs basic operations.

Microsoft also mentions that KB4549951 contains an update for storing and managing files. We have to mention that these updates are available to 1903 and 1906 versions of Windows 10.

How to get the latest Patch Tuesday updates

In these troubled times, security is the most prized possession of our systems. The malware attacks and threats have risen so more than ever, we need to focus our attention on how these security patches work. Once you’ve done that, you can read up on the best way to apply them.

The best ways to download the latest Patch Tuesday updates, recommended by Microsoft are:

  • Windows Update and Microsoft Update
  • Microsoft Update Catalog
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

If you don’t want to install the whole patch and you are interested only in certain cumulative updates, go for the Windows Update Catalog.

Note: Remember to always backup your data before installing updates like the ones from Patch Tuesday.

FAQ: Read more about Patch Tuesday updates

  • What day is Patch Tuesday this month?
Patch Tuesday, as its name suggests, happens only on a Tuesday. To be more precise, on the second Tuesday of the month.
  • What time is Patch Tuesday?
Microsoft doesn’t specify a precise time for these patches. They usually are posted around 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, but they may be released also later in that day.
  • What is the purpose of Patch Tuesday?
Patch Tuesday is an unofficial term for the day when Microsoft releases update packages for Microsoft software products. The main purpose of the patches is to secure the programs and to offer certain fixes to existing issues or vulnerabilities.

Editor’s Note: If you want to know everything there is to know on Patch Tuesday, check out this in-depth guide.