Microsoft’s April Super Tuesday Part Deux! 36 New Updates

Super Tuesday at Microsoft publishes 36 updatesWe don’t always mention when Microsoft releases updates, but when we do, we do it in bulk.  Earlier in the month, Microsoft had their largest Patch Tuesday releasing 17 Security Patches which fixed a total of 64 security vulnerabilities.  Well just when we thought it was safe to go outside (sorry, couldn’t resist the build in drama!), yesterday Microsoft released a second large batch of updates marking the second Super Tuesday for the month.

Fortunately, the majority of the 36 updates released yesterday focus on stability fixes and hotfixes for Windows 7, Vista and Server 2003/2008.   Not being security updates, there’s no need to rush out and install them however, they should appear in Windows Update over the next few days so you can patch your system easily.  A few however will probably not be added to Windows Update so you will need to pick through the list below and decide which you want to install manually.

imageWindows Phone 7 new button logo

Among the pack of updates, Microsoft also introduced the Windows Phone 7 button branding.  The button is the new logo for developers to help promote the sale of their apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace via deep-linking.  Microsoft is being pretty strict about how it is used.  They don’t want you to resize it, recolor it, or change the text of it. Though, the branding is available in 3 different color themes, and five different sizes; so you probably wouldn’t need to customize it anyway.

If you want to grab the button or any of the other updates, most should be available via Windows Update.  Just for grins however, below is a list of all updates released for the day.  I collect updates each day on my handy-dandy update site  Not affiliated with Microsoft in anyway, it’s our simple way of keeping track of the various updates at Microsoft each day.  Feel free to take a look at the site or click a link below for more info.

The update that takes the cake home would have to be KB2515325.  I’ve been experiencing crashes when opening a numerous amount of Explorer windows and attempting to manually visit a directory via the address bar.  That should now be fixed along with plenty of other things, including further legacy application support.

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