Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out three updates to the recently released 10041 build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. That same build should also be pushed out to Windows Insider members that are on the Slow update ring later today.

One of the three updates is designed to plug a security hole in Windows 10, specifically the one that "facilitates exploitation of the publicly disclosed FREAK technique." The other two updates are to fix some issues in the 10041 build. The bug fix list for the first patch, as outlined in the KB3050284 support page, is as follows:

  • This update resolves a problem that may result in a transparent Start screen and Task view, transparencies when snapping or dragging windows, and can cause desktop thumbnails to appear as black squares.
  • This update resolves a problem that results in severe graphical artifacts on screen when Magnifier is launched in docked or lens mode.
  • This update contains a reliability improvement to resolve a common system crash.

Here are the issues that have been fixed in the other patch, under the KB3050279 support page:

  • Sharing the desktop in a meeting causes remote users to see a black rectangle instead of the desktop in the Lync client.
  • On Microsoft Surface Hub, selecting the I'm Done button may cause the user interface to crash, thus making the Call, Whiteboard, and Connect buttons nonfunctional.
  • If the Connect app is closed via the task switcher and then restarted, it may crash

Source: Microsoft (1, 2, 3); Via: Gabriel Aul (Twitter)