All the headlines are going to the big security fix in this month’s Patch Tuesday delivery for Windows.
I was intrigued to see four updates available that were targeted specifically at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The package didn’t include the Critical MS12-020 fix, which Microsoft says is available via Windows Update for anyone still running the Windows 8 Developer Preview. That suggests that the vulnerability is already fixed in the Consumer Preview code.
So what’s there?
This article introduces an update that improves the accuracy of the performance tracking data that is collected for the Windows Store on a computer that is running Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The performance tracking data helps us analyze and address potential performance issues. The tracking data is more accurate with this update. However, this issue does not affect the normal function of the Windows Store.
You cannot start an application from the tile on a computer that is running Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This problem may occur when the following conditions are true:
- This application was previously started.
- This application then became suspended.
- The Windows shell crashed and restarted when the application became suspended.
If you install a new app from Windows Store on a computer that is running Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the app may terminate unexpectedly several days later.
A Windows Application Compatibility Update is available that improves the compatibility experience in Microsoft Windows Consumer Preview. Microsoft regularly releases application compatibility updates for Windows operating systems.
When you install Windows 8 Consumer Preview and then install a ZTE Mobile Broadband device from VIVO and TeliaSonera, some of your applications may not start.
It’s encouraging to see bug fixes like this rolled out so quickly.