Microsoft just released a new batch of cumulative updates with the December Patch Tuesday updates, and there are a lot of new changes and features included.
Unlike the classic releases, the company is now being a little more vague when specifying all the changes. It seems that the new KBs bring “Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations”, but what it really means?
December Patch Tuesday improves Windows’ security
Well, first of all you should know that the December security release includes security updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Skype for Business.
While that doesn’t sound very basic, the updates aim to improve usability and security in normal tasks.
As such, everything related to virtualization and the Windows Kernel is less vulnerable to external and internal attacks. Also, external devices like game controllers, web cameras, and other peripherals, get the same treatment.
Microsoft Scripting Engine and Windows Server are not left out. In addition to non-security updates, the December Patch Tuesday updates also include fixes for all vulnerabilities that affect Windows 10.
What can I expect from the new cumulative updates?
You can expect a more secure update process, an errorless diagnostics process, and day-to-day tasks should be less prone to security errors and vulnerabilities.
The Windows ecosystem gets some compatibility improvements to make devices and applications work flawlessly with new updates.
So, what do you think of the new Patch Tuesday improvements? Leave your answer in the comments section below and we’ll continue the talk.
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