Microsoft has announced that the company will focus on releasing security updates to Windows devices beginning May 2020.
The decision was made in response to the increasing number of regions under lockdown and people forced to work from their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have been evaluating the public health situation, and we understand this is impacting our customers. In response to these challenges we are prioritizing our focus on security updates,” Microsoft announced through the Windows message center.
Microsoft aims to ensure that all its users’ systems are protected and critical vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit are addressed.
The last update that includes optional non-security updates will still be released as scheduled in May 2020.
Starting in May 2020, we are pausing all optional non-security releases (C and D updates) for all supported versions of Windows client and server products to prioritize security and keep customers protected and productive. More information here: https://t.co/G5NcWtIiEQ.— Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) March 24, 2020