Microsoft Issues First Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Updates

Windows 8, Microsoft’s next major operating system release, won’t arrive on the market until the end of the next month, yet the company is already issuing updates for it, while preparing some more of them for the near future.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced the availability of such an update for all x32 and x64 Windows 8 systems,
as well as for the Windows Server 2012 platform, in an attempt to fix some issues that have been found to affect them. 

However, the update is only a minor one, and all that it resolves are some issues with the manner in which app icons are being displayed in the All Apps View.

All the necessary info on the new update can be found in the KB2751352 support article on Microsoft’s website, which notes that the problem emerges from the fact that the All Apps view does not update the appropriate cache correctly.
Assume that you add the shortcut for a file to the All Apps View in Windows 8, Windows RT or Windows Server 2012. After you change the file association of the file type, the tile logo image is not updated accordingly in the All Apps View,” Microsoft explains.

The update is available for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012, and weighs 2.4 MB for the x32 Windows 8 client, and 4.3 MB for the x64 versions and for the server platform.

 Those who would like to learn more on the update should head over to the aforementioned KB article on Microsoft’s website. The update is available on the company’s download center
The availability of this update shows that Microsoft is determined to fix issues with its new OS as soon as possible, although there still are some aspects that haven’t been addressed as of yet.

One of them is related to the Adobe Flash Player that has been integrated in the platform so as to provide users with a web browsing experience that is plugin-free. 

 Found to be affected by a severe vulnerability recently, the Flash Player was updated on all platforms, except Windows 8, which can install such a software only via the Windows Update service. 

This state of facts left Windows 8 users unprotected against a known issue, though Microsoft committed to releasing the update by the time the platform becomes generally available. Yesterday, however, the company revised that statement and said that the update would be pushed out shortly.

In light of Adobe’s recently released security updates for its Flash Player, Microsoft is working closely with Adobe to release an update for Adobe Flash in IE10 to protect our mutual customers. This update will be available shortly,” Yunsun Wee, Director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, said, ZDNet reports.

Ultimately, our goal is to make sure the Flash Player in Windows 8 is always secure and up-to-date, and to align our release schedule as closely to Adobe’s as possible.

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