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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday update

Consumers have come to expect the usual Update Tuesday. But this month, it seems Microsoft had to hold off from one release. In a post earlier today to the masses, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) announced that the February 2017 security update release would be postponed.

Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today.

After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan.

So far, we don’t know when the update will be releasing. Certainly, the issues likely won’t take too long to iron out before the end of the month. As soon as more information crops up, we’ll be sure to update you here and on Twitter @OnMSFT.

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What do you think about the delay?