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Windows 10's April 'Patch Tuesday' updates bring security updates for Office

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What you need to know

  • April's "Patch Tuesday" updates are rolling out for Windows 10.
  • The usual batch of fixes and improvements are included here.
  • Supported versions of Windows 10 can snag the updates now via Windows Update.

It's officially the second Tuesday of April, which meand we're in for another batch of Windows 10 cumulative "Patch Tuesday" updates. As with all cumulative updates, these focus on security improvements and fixes for supported versions of Windows 10. There are no new features to check out here.

If you're using Windows 10 versions 1903 or 1909, you'll see update KB4549951 (opens in new tab) with the following highlights.

  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.
  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
  • Updates for storing and managing files.

Windows 10 versions 1809, 1803, and 1709 feature the same update highlights as 1903 and 1909. For versions 1703, 1607, and the initial launch version, you'll see the following, slightly shorter, list of highlights.

  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.

All of today's cumulative updates are rolling out now via Windows Update. For more, you can check out Microsoft's full release notes (opens in new tab).

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

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  • My Surface Pro 4 also received a Firmware update today, any idea what that included?