Microsoft is no longer legally required to remind Windows users in the European Union that they have a choice of browsers beyond IE, as has been the case for the past five years.
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Seven updates include one to Exchange Server which was scheduled for last month and withheld.
Three updates are rated critical. The critical update for Office affects Office for Mac as well.
The most serious vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain control of a Windows Server just by sending packets. For undisclosed reasons, Microsoft withheld two updates scheduled for release.
A total of 24 vulnerabilities, many severe and a few being exploited in the wild, have been revealed and patched.
A total of four updates will be released next Tuesday. One is a critical update for Internet Explorer.
Microsoft is adding iOS and Windows Phone email-profile provisioning and IE 11 Enterprise Mode support to its Windows Intune device-management service.
Updates released today address a total of 37 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SharePoint Server 2013, the .NET Framework and SQL Server.
Next Tuesday Microsoft will release nine updates to Windows, Internet Explorer, the .NET Framework, SQL Server and Office. Two updates to Windows and IE are critical.
Critical updates for Windows and IE and other less-severe Windows patches will be released on Tuesday.
New updates for Internet Explorer 11 are included with the Windows 8.1 Update and will be pushed out to Windows 7 users next week as well. A key change is Enterprise Mode IE, which eases compatibility hassles with old internal web apps. And there's good news on the HTML 5 front.
Microsoft and Windows Phone makers are experimenting with new OS licensing options in an attempt to try to grow Windows Phone's market share beyond four percent globally.
Windows XP's next-to-last Patch Tuesday saw four updates to it. Office 2003 is also going off support, but no updates were released today for it.
Microsoft looks to be ready to trade OEMs a cheaper version of Windows 8.1 in exchange for shipping new devices with Bing preloaded as the default search engine.
[CORRECTION] All versions of Windows and Internet Explorer will receive updates on Patch Tuesday next week. The recent IE zero-day will be included in the fixes.
October's patches are described in eight bulletins and address problems in Windows, Office, SharePoint Server, Silverlight, and Internet Explorer. One of the IE bugs has been exploited in the wild for some time now.
September's roundup of Patch Tuesday updates includes 14 bulletins in total, fixing issues in Windows, and Internet Explorer, but also Microsoft Office.
All versions of Windows and Internet Explorer are vulnerable to one or more critical flaw fixed today. A component of Exchange written by Oracle is also patched, and there are non-security updates as well.
Microsoft is giving its search experience on Windows Phone 8 devices an overhaul. Here are more details on how and when Microsoft will be delivering these updates.
Prepare for a bumpy ride for July's roundup of Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft warns, with critical flaws for almost every version of Windows running every bit of hardware.
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