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Windows 8.1 Update Released

Published: 2014-04-04
Last Updated: 2014-04-04 18:09:22 UTC
by Rob VandenBrink (Version: 3)
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Thanks to Susan, one of or readers, who dropped us a line today to tell me that we (and by "we" I mean "I") missed that Windows 8.1 Update was announced on April 2.

This is an important update for all of the Windows 8.x folks out there for a couple of reasons:

  • The base 8.1 update includes 2 out-of-band security updates (KB2922229 and KB2936068, both available separately)
  • More importantly, it's the service baseline for 8.x, so you should have this installed before applying the in-band updates coming in May (next month).

Before installation, the 8.1 update requires a prerequisite of KB2919442  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919442

More on the 8.1 Update here (amongst lots of other Microsoft posts):
http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2014/04/02/windows-8-1-update-important-refinements-to-the-windows-experience.aspx
http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2014/04/02/windows-8-1-update-the-it-pro-perspective.aspx

8.1 Update will be available as KB2919355 April 8 (this coming Patch Tuesday)

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Rob VandenBrink
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