Microsoft freaked out many tech pros, announcing that February patches would be delayed till Tuesday, March 14th, because of a “last minute issue”.
Tech professionals often plan such patching schedules and prefer to know in advance when major vendors are set to release the next patch, since they are most likely deploying these across thousands of workstations and servers.
February was also the first month that Microsoft was set to publish information on patches and vulnerabilities on the new Security Updates Guide portal (rather than in Security Bulletins) but that will have to wait till March.
Many were expecting a remedy for the unpatched Windows SMB bug as well in the February update bundle.
Word on the street is that Microsoft was having trouble with its patch build system. Microsoft has been very hush hush about the reason for the delay.
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