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December 11, 2018
Microsoft resolved a zero-day and a public disclosure this December patch Tuesday, while experts revisit 2018 in patching and what needs improvement.
November 13, 2018
In addition to the November Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft offered assistance to combat a new side-channel attack and rereleased a Windows 10 update and Windows Server 2019.
October 09, 2018
Administrators have a relatively light workload for October Patch Tuesday, but IT workers should pay attention to multiple workstation fixes and issues with older patches.
September 11, 2018
Administrators should prioritize patching systems affected by four public disclosures resolved by the Patch Tuesday updates.
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