Microsoft has released today the September Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. For Windows 11 users, today’s KB5017328 patch (build 22000.978) addresses an issue causing the web dialog used to sign in or sign out to an MSA account to not show up when expected. But that’s not everything that’s included in this patch.
Indeed, the new bits also include three new features that were previously introduced in an optional patch released in late August. The first new Windows 11 feature gives IT admins the ability to remotely add languages and language-related features to the OS.
Moreover, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks has been improved in this build. Lastly, the SMB Compression feature can now compress a file regardless of its size.
Microsoft is also aware of an issue causing the time shown in Windows and apps to be incorrect for users in Chile. That’s the result of an unexpected daylight saving time (DST) time zone change in the country. Microsoft plans to address this issue in an upcoming update, but in the meantime, Windows users in Chile can mitigate it by turning “Adjust for daylight saving time automatically” to Off in Settings.
For Windows 10 users, today’s KB5017308 patch brings the same Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and language-related improvements we’ve mentioned above, as well as other bug fixes. Other than that, Microsoft reiterated that Windows 10 version 20H2 reached end of service in August, so users still running that version are invited to update to version 21H1 or newer. That’s it for this month’s Patch Tuesday updates, and we’ll have a more detailed roundup of all security fixes on our sister site Petri tomorrow.