Microsoft has released new Cumulative Updates in preview for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for IT administrators and enthusiasts to test prior to their roll-out in Patch Tuesday next month.

The updates mainly contain fixes related to the previous Patch Tuesday and no new security-related improvements.

Preview Cumulative Update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (KB4499178)

This non-security update includes enhancements and fixes that were part of KB4499164(released May 14, 2019) and includes these new quality enhancements as a preview of the next monthly roll-up update:

  • Fixes a problem with correct date separator setting in Japanese Short Date format. For more information, see KB4469068 .
  • Updated time zone information for Morocco.
  • Updates time zone information for the Palestinian Authority.
  • Improves performance with string comparison functions such as _stricmp () in the Universal C Runtime.
  • Fixes a problem that could cause event 7600 in the event log of the domain name system (DNS) server to contain an unreadable server name.
  • Fixes an issue where applications created with the Universal CRT (UCRT) receive the missing export message “__C_specific_handler_noexcept”.
  • Fixes a rare issue that prevents fmod () from returning “-0” if needed.

Preview Cumulative Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 (KB4499182)

This non-security update includes enhancements and fixes that were part of KB4499151(released May 14, 2019) and includes these new quality enhancements as a preview of the next monthly rollup update:

  • Fixes a problem with correct date separator setting in Japanese Short Date format. For more information, see KB4469068 .
  • Updated time zone information for Morocco.
  • Updates time zone information for the Palestinian Authority.
  • Improves performance with string comparison functions such as _stricmp () in the Universal C Runtime.
  • Fixes a problem that may cause Multipath I / O (MPIO) to stop responding.
  • Fixes a problem that could cause event 7600 in the event log of the domain name system (DNS) server to contain an unreadable server name.
  • Fixes an issue where applications created with the Universal CRT (UCRT) receive the missing export message “__C_specific_handler_noexcept”.
  • Fixes a rare issue that prevents fmod () from returning “-0” if needed.

The optional update Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 can be found in the Update Catalogue here,   and for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in the Update Catalogue here.

Via Winfuture.de

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