IDG Contributor Network: 5 critical updates for October Patch Tuesday
October’s change of season brings a fundamental change to how Microsoft presents and delivers updates to Windows 7 and 8.x systems. As of this month, Microsoft will now follow the Windows 10 cumulative update model for all currently supported versions of Windows platforms — including Windows 7 and 8.x systems. You can read more about this major change to Patch Tuesday on the Microsoft’s TechNet blog found here. This is a big departure from a more granular approach using individual updates and patches. Microsoft will now “roll-up” security, browser and system component (.NET) into aggregate patches.