Windows 10 Technical Preview will receive four security updates Tuesday

Microsoft plans to release a total of 16 security bulletins for many of its software products on Tuesday, November 11, including four that will affect the current Windows 10 Technical Preview and its cousin, the Windows 10 Server Technical Preview.

While Windows 10 isn't shown on the main list of software products that are listed on Microsoft's advanced notification page, an addendum does show that Bulletins 1, 2, 4 and 5 will also be available for the public test build of Microsoft's next operating system. All four of the bulletins are listed as "Critical" downloads, with 1, 2 and 4 centering around a Remote Code Execution issue. Bulletin 5 is a Elevation of Privilege.

Microsoft says, "Customers running these operating systems are encouraged to apply the update, which will be available via Windows Update." As with previous advanced notifications for their security bulletins, Microsoft is not releasing any details on these updates before Tuesday, in order to avoid giving that information to hackers ahead of time.

It's possible that Microsoft might take this opportunity to update other aspects of Windows 10 on Tuesday. A few days ago, company executive Joe Belfiore demoed some upcoming trackpad gestures that will be included in a future Windows 10 preview release.

Microsoft will release nine security bulletins for Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Tuesday as well, along with updates that will affect Microsoft Office 2007, several versions of Microsoft SharePoint and more. By the way, this will be the second biggest month in history for Microsoft in terms of the number of security bulletins it plans to release. Are you still using the preview version of Windows 10 and, if so, what's your biggest issue with it?

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham