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Microsoft Publishes December 2016 Patch Previews

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

When Microsoft recently announced the end of its Security Bulletins program for Windows 7 and 8.1, many were left wondering what would replace it. This month, we’ll finally get a peak at how the new updates program will work.

Microsoft has just released preview patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 which interested users and administrators can download for preview testing before they are pushed out via Windows Update on the second Tuesday of December. The company changed how updates are made available for Windows 7 and 8.1 systems recently; it switched from releasing individual updates for issues to so-called rollups which include all patches released for a given month.