Woody Leonhard

Senior Contributing Editor

Woody Leonhard is a senior contributing editor at InfoWorld and author of dozens of Windows books, including Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies. Get the latest on and vent your spleen about Windows at AskWoody.com.

Windows 10's next big update, Redstone 3, hits the radar

Microsoft rolls out KB 4010250 Flash Player update for Windows 8.1 and 10

Microsoft rolls out KB 4010250 Flash Player update for Windows 8.1 and 10

In a bit of nostalgia, today's patch is attached to a Security Bulletin and not included in cumulative updates

Surprise! Microsoft issues Flash patches for Internet Explorer, Edge

Surprise! Microsoft issues Flash patches for Internet Explorer, Edge

After announcing last week that February's patches would be delayed until March, Microsoft alerts large customers that security patches are due today—but details remain sketchy

Windows 10 install problems — and how to solve them

Windows 10 install problems — and how to solve them

Having trouble installing and setting up Win10? You aren’t alone. Here are many of the most common problems, along with a few solutions

Security fixes delayed as Microsoft postpones Patch Tuesday

Security fixes delayed as Microsoft postpones Patch Tuesday

Known security vulnerabilities in SMB and Flash are left unpatched, indicating an unprecedented problem, but Microsoft isn't talking

What you need to know about Windows 10 versions and lifespan

What you need to know about Windows 10 versions and lifespan

Microsoft uses a lot of confusing verbiage to describe Windows 10 versions, branches, updates and builds; here's what it all means

Microsoft re-releases snooping patches KB 2952664, KB 2976978

Microsoft re-releases snooping patches KB 2952664, KB 2976978

Earlier versions of the Win7 and 8.1 patches kicked off enhanced snooping routines, and there's no indication what's changed in these versions

Vulnerability in Microsoft SMBv3 protocol crashes Windows PCs

Vulnerability in Microsoft SMBv3 protocol crashes Windows PCs

Computers running fully patched Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2012, and 2016 are hit by Blue Screens when trying to connect to an infected server

Windows 10 usage rises slightly, Edge still floundering

Windows 10 usage rises slightly, Edge still floundering

Last month, for a change, Win7 usage share went down in concert with the Win10 uptick

Microsoft distributes Windows Server 2016 update 14393.729 via hotfix

Microsoft distributes Windows Server 2016 update 14393.729 via hotfix

KB 4010672 brings Server 2016 machines up to build 14393.729. Like the last cumulative update preview, it’s fully documented and only available in the Update Catalog

Kudos to Microsoft for using new way to distribute Windows 10 update KB 3216755

Kudos to Microsoft for using new way to distribute Windows 10 update KB 3216755

The latest cumulative update is only available in the Update Catalog. Let's hope it's a blueprint for patches to come

What's Windows 10 patch KB 3211320? Microsoft doesn't seem to know

What's Windows 10 patch KB 3211320? Microsoft doesn't seem to know

In Microsoft's documentation, the new patch is described as both a servicing stack update and a critical security patch for Edge

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