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Microsoft Removes Security Update For Windows 10 After Users Report Issues

It was intended to address a security vulnerability affecting third-party Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot managers

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"The standalone security update has been removed due to an issue affecting a sub-set of devices. It will not be re-offered from Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Update Catalog," the company said in a statement. Pixabay

Microsoft has removed a standalone security update from its Windows update after confirming user reports about freezes, boot problems, and installation issues.

The security update, KB4524244 was released on Feb 11, 2020, as part of the normal Patch Tuesday release cycle, and was targeted for all Windows 10 versions via Windows Update, the company said on Saturday.

It was intended to address a security vulnerability affecting third-party Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot managers.

“The standalone security update has been removed due to an issue affecting a sub-set of devices. It will not be re-offered from Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Update Catalog,” the company said in a statement.

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Microsoft has removed a standalone security update from its Windows update after confirming user reports about freezes, boot problems, and installation issues. Pixabay

“Removal of this standalone security update does not affect successful installation or any changes within any other Feb 11, 2020 security updates, including Latest Cumulative Update (LCU), Monthly Rollup or Security Only update,” the company added.

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According to the Microsoft, they are working on an improved version of this update in coordination with the partners and will release it in a future update. (IANS)

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Microsoft Shifts “Ignite Conference 2020” To a Digital-Only Format

Microsoft has also cancelled its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle

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‘Ignite' is Microsoft's conference for IT professionals and developers. Pixabay

Microsoft has announced that ‘Ignite’ which is its final major conference of 2020 in September has been shifted to a digital-only format.

It means that tech giants are not taking any chance and the world will see almost every other planned event being cancelled or postponed for the rest of the year.

“The safety of our community is top priority. In light of global health concerns due to COVID-19, we will deliver our annual Microsoft Ignite conference as a digital experience, in lieu of an in-person event,” the company said in a statement.

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‘Ignite’ is Microsoft’s conference for IT professionals and developers.

“We look forward to bringing together our community to learn innovative ways to build solutions, migrate and manage your infrastructure, and connect with Microsoft experts and other technology professionals from around the globe,” said the company.

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Microsoft has announced that ‘Ignite’ which is its final major conference of 2020 in September has been shifted to a digital-only format. Pixabay

With the latest development, Microsoft joins a growing list of tech companies who have been moving their events online.
Microsoft earlier cancelled its flagship developer conference ‘Build 2020’ in-person, scheduled to take place in the US from May 19-21.

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Microsoft uses ‘Build’ conference, attended by over 5,000, to showcase new technologies and features for its Office and Windows products.

Microsoft has also cancelled its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle. (IANS)