Microsoft Releases New Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511

Microsoft Releases New Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511

Just weeks ahead of the release of Windows 10 version 1607, Microsoft has delivered a new monthly cumulative update for the current version of Windows 10, called version 1511. This update increments the build number to 10586.494 and adds no new features.

Note: To be clear, this update is for the current shipping version of Windows 10, and not for the pre-release Windows Insider versions.

The support page for this update is currently unavailable (update: It’s up now), but Microsoft lists a number of changes on its Windows 10 Update History site:

  • Improved reliability of Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, Miracast, and Windows kernel.
  • Fixed issue with some people seeing a black screen instead of the lock screen when resuming from connected standby.
  • Fixed issue with DirectAccess where the Disconnect button appears in some cases when the connection isn’t fully established.
  • Fixed issue where local user accounts weren’t locked after a number of failed sign in attempts. Improved support for video playback in certain apps that didn’t render video correctly after resuming from sleep.
  • Fixed issue with Windows Phone losing user authentication certificates after upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile in some cases.
  • Improved support of the backup settings of apps on Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Fixed issue where Microsoft Silverlight based apps wouldn’t install on Windows 10 Mobile after joining Azure Active Directory.
  • Fixed additional issues in .NET, Windows Kernel, Windows Update, authentication, revised daylight saving time, support for PDF files, Bluetooth, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, networking, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Security updates for Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Kernel Mode Drivers, Windows Kernel, .NET Framework, Windows Secure Kernel Mode, and Microsoft Print Spooler.

Apologies for the copy and paste job. I’m on the road this week and have just minutes to spare before a podcast recording.


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