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Microsoft released KB5006746, the monthly “C” release preview cumulative update with non-security improvements and fixes for the Windows 11 original release, Build 22000.282.

See the referenced KB article for the highlighted changes as well as a long list of improvements and fixes included in the update.

Microsoft now combines the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest LCU. For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.

For information about the types of updates released by Microsoft each month see Windows 11 life cycle and servicing update.

Update:  To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.  The link to download and install the update can be found in the Optional updates available area.  To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows 11 update history
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Windows 11 Insider DEV Channel
« Last post by Corrine on October 20, 2021, 05:44:03 PM »
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22483

Fixes

[Search]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing Search to appear black and not display any content below the search box.
[Settings]
  • Searching for “display” will now return Display Settings.
[Other]
  • Trying to access the Linux entry for WSL in File Explorer’s navigation pane should no longer pop up an error saying “wsl.localhost is unavailable, insufficient resources exist” on ARM64 PCs.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing cellular data to not work on certain devices in recent Dev Channel builds.
  • Addressed an issue with NTFS when the USN journal was enabled, where it was doing extra unnecessary action with each write, impacting I/O performance.
  • Made some small improvements to keyboard navigation and screen reader usage of Performance Monitor.
  • Webview2 processes should now be properly grouped with the application using it in Task Manager’s Processes tab.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Publisher column in Task Manager to not retrieve publisher names.
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Microsoft Edge Preview Builds
« Last post by Corrine on October 20, 2021, 05:16:54 PM »
Dev channel update to 96.0.1047.2 is live

Added features:
  • Added support for showing the Downloads menu and button in popup windows that don’t have a standard address bar/toolbar.
  • Added support for adding Citations to items in a Collection.
  • Added more support for resetting sync data for work and school accounts.
  • Added support for the Super Duper Secure Mode flag on Linux.
  • Added a management policy to control Internet Explorer Integration Complex Nav Data Types, which controls how form data and headers are sent in IE mode tabs.  Note that updates to documentation or administrative templates may not have occurred yet.
  • Added an API for WebVew2 apps to print to PDF (Issue 364).
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Windows 11 Insider Beta Channel
« Last post by Corrine on October 20, 2021, 03:45:47 PM »
Announcing Android™ apps on Windows 11 Preview for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel

The first preview of Android™ apps on Windows 11 is now available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel in the U.S. See the referenced blog post for instructions on getting started as well as Introducing Android™ Apps on Windows 11 to Windows Insiders for additional information.
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: CCleaner Updates
« Last post by ky331 on October 20, 2021, 01:07:24 PM »
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Releasing Windows 10 Build 19044.1319 (21H2) to Release Preview Channel

Again, this update is only offered to Windows Insiders already on Windows 10, Version 21H2 in the Release Preview Channel or via "seeker" as explained above.

Fixes:
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from accessing the pre-provisioning page during the out-of-box experience (OOBE). This issue occurs when the credentials page for signing in to Azure Active Directory appears, and you press the Windows key five times.
  • We added a feature that facilitates certain cross-browser data transfers.
  • We fixed an issue with Assigned Access kiosks that are configured with Microsoft Edge as a kiosk application. These kiosks might sometimes fail to restart Microsoft Edge if users close the browser window.
  • We fixed an issue in which the use of App-V intermittently causes black screens to appear when signing in on the credentials page.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent subtitles from displaying for certain video apps and streaming video sites.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Windows 10 virtual private network (VPN) users from connecting to Windows Server 2019 Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS) servers.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Software-Defined Networking (SDN) virtual machines from working when you configure the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) VPN bandwidth limitation.
  • We fixed a Primary Refresh Token (PRT) update issue that occurs when VPN users sign in using Windows Hello for Business when the VPN connection is offline. Users receive unexpected authentication prompts for online resources that are configured for user sign-in frequency (SIF) in Azure Active Directory-Conditional Access.
  • We fixed an issue that causes Windows to go into BitLocker recovery after a servicing update.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause Kerberos.dll to stop working within the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). This occurs when LSASS processes simultaneous Service for User (S4U) user-to-user (U2U) requests for the same client user.
  • We fixed an issue in Code Integrity that might cause a memory leak.
  • We enhanced Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • We fixed an issue in the OOBE that might cause Windows AutoPilot provisioning to fail.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Kana input mode users from inserting a question mark (?) using the Shift-0 key combination.
  • We fixed an issue that sometimes causes the lock screen to appear black if you enable slideshow.
  • We fixed a reliability issue with LogonUI.exe, which affects the rendering of the network status text on the credentials screen.
  • We fixed an issue that causes Server Message Block (SMB) Query Directory Requests to fail when the buffer size is large.
  • We fixed a memory leak issue in lsass.exe on domain controllers in the forest root domain that occurs when you have multiple forests and multiple domains in each forest. The SID-Name mapping functions leak memory when a request comes from another domain in the forest and crosses forest boundaries.
  • We fixed an issue with the virtual machine (VM) Load Balancing feature, which ignores a site’s fault domain.
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Releasing Windows 10 Build 19043.1319 (21H1) to Release Preview Channel

Fixes:
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from accessing the pre-provisioning page during the out-of-box experience (OOBE). This issue occurs when the credentials page for signing in to Azure Active Directory appears, and you press the Windows key five times.
  • We added a feature that facilitates certain cross-browser data transfers.
  • We fixed an issue with Assigned Access kiosks that are configured with Microsoft Edge as a kiosk application. These kiosks might sometimes fail to restart Microsoft Edge if users close the browser window.
  • We fixed an issue in which the use of App-V intermittently causes black screens to appear when signing in on the credentials page.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent subtitles from displaying for certain video apps and streaming video sites.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Windows 10 virtual private network (VPN) users from connecting to Windows Server 2019 Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS) servers.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Software-Defined Networking (SDN) virtual machines from working when you configure the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) VPN bandwidth limitation.
  • We fixed a Primary Refresh Token (PRT) update issue that occurs when VPN users sign in using Windows Hello for Business when the VPN connection is offline. Users receive unexpected authentication prompts for online resources that are configured for user sign-in frequency (SIF) in Azure Active Directory-Conditional Access.
  • We fixed an issue that causes Windows to go into BitLocker recovery after a servicing update.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause Kerberos.dll to stop working within the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). This occurs when LSASS processes simultaneous Service for User (S4U) user-to-user (U2U) requests for the same client user.
  • We fixed an issue in Code Integrity that might cause a memory leak.
  • We enhanced Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • We fixed an issue in the OOBE that might cause Windows AutoPilot provisioning to fail.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Kana input mode users from inserting a question mark (?) using the Shift-0 key combination.
  • We fixed an issue that sometimes causes the lock screen to appear black if you enable slideshow.
  • We fixed a reliability issue with LogonUI.exe, which affects the rendering of the network status text on the credentials screen.
  • We fixed an issue that causes Server Message Block (SMB) Query Directory Requests to fail when the buffer size is large.
  • We fixed a memory leak issue in lsass.exe on domain controllers in the forest root domain that occurs when you have multiple forests and multiple domains in each forest. The SID-Name mapping functions leak memory when a request comes from another domain in the forest and crosses forest boundaries.
  • We fixed an issue with the virtual machine (VM) Load Balancing feature, which ignores a site’s fault domain.
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Security Alerts & Briefings / Oracle Java SE Security Update Released
« Last post by Corrine on October 19, 2021, 05:12:14 PM »
Oracle released the scheduled security update for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.  This Critical Patch Update contains fifteen (15) new security patches for Oracle Java SE.  Thirteen (13) of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials.

Download Information:  Java SE Runtime Environment Version 8u311:  https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase-jre8-downloads.html or https://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.
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Web News / Windows 11 Cumulative Update Improvements
« Last post by Corrine on October 18, 2021, 04:55:50 PM »
The redesigned cumulative updates for Windows 11 have an approximate 40% reduction in size resulting in both a faster download as well as installation. I certainly noticed the difference with the latest Insider Build as it was the fastest new Build install I've experienced to date!

An overview about the changes is available at Windows 11 cumulative update improvements: an overview.
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Windows 11 Insider Beta Channel
« Last post by Corrine on October 15, 2021, 04:20:10 PM »
Releasing Windows 11 Build 22000.282 to Beta and Release Preview Channels

Note:  This is release is for both Beta and Release Preview. 

See the referenced blog post for the very long list of improvements.
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