With 74 reported vulnerabilities and significant updates to all Microsoft’s major platforms (Windows, Browsers, development platforms, Office and Exchange and of course Adobe Flash, getting these updates in a timely fashion will be hard work.
This is a big month for Microsoft updates. With 64 reported vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s Patch Tuesday release, the focus is on the two zero-days for Microsoft Windows. Both Windows 7 and Windows 10 platforms are affected, leading to a “Patch Now” recommendation for both Windows and browser updates.
This is a large and urgent update to the Windows platforms and Microsoft Browsers (IE11 and Edge). With four publicly disclosed vulnerabilities, and two zero-day exploits, ensure that your browser and Windows updates are a top priority for this March Patch Tuesday.
It is easy to get caught up in Microsoft’s marketing message that tells us application compatibility with Windows 10 isn’t an issue any more. In fact, Microsoft claims that 99% of all Windows 7 applications run on Windows 10 — based on its extensive telemetry data. As an IT manager responsible for migrating tens or even hundreds of thousands of users to Windows 10, you want to believe it because it would make our life so much easier. We all drank the Kool-Aid.