Microsoft recently introduced a change. Function updates are no longer only available with the annual major version updates, but also with the optional updates and later on Patch Day. We’ll see what’s new to discover. Microsoft basically releases important innovations and optimizations at any time, but always together with security and maintenance updates.
The new rotation provides that functions will first be released with the monthly optional updates. Then every user can choose whether he wants to use the update or not. On the regular Patch Day on the second Tuesday of the month, all the content of the optional update will also be distributed to other users. According to Microsoft, it is not planned to release the new functions to all users at once, but only gradually.
Improved malware detection
We reported the most important new features of the optional update from August about two weeks ago. This content has now been adopted for Windows 10 for September Patch Day KB 5016616. Most of the changes are improvements and non-security bug fixes. The update starts for users of Windows 10 versions 21H2 and 21H1.
The innovations include better detection of blackmail software and so-called “enhanced attacks” by malicious code. Additionally, IT admins can manage language scenarios across multiple endpoint managers and add languages and language-related features remotely. Microsoft writes about the innovations in the knowledge base:
Highlights / new features
- New! We’ve enabled IT admins to add languages and language-related features remotely. Additionally, they can now manage voice scenarios across multiple endpoint managers.
- New! We’ve improved Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to detect and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
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