Microsoft Repairs, Rereleases Windows 10 October Update

Today’s topics include Microsoft revamping the Windows 10 October update after users reported missing files, and Red Hat integrating CoreOS features into its OpenShift Container Platform 3.11.

Microsoft is again releasing its latest Windows 10 updates for October 2018 after "pausing” the release earlier this month after some users reported they had experienced missing files after the updates were installed on their machines.

According to John Cable, director of program management for Windows service and delivery, the original updates were only available to users who manually clicked on the "check for updates" button in Windows settings. The update was paused after two days and only affected one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs.

"Given the serious nature of any data loss, we took the added precaution of pulling all 1809 media across all channels, including Windows Server 2019 and IoT equivalents," wrote Cable.

The company also apologized for the problems caused by the update and pledged to help users fix any file losses they might have incurred.

Red Hat announced the general availability of its OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 release on Oct. 10, providing organizations with new capabilities for managing cloud-native Kubernetes deployments.

Among the key highlights of the release are multiple components that have been integrated from the CoreOS Tectonic distribution of Kubernetes, including a new cluster administrator console. Red Hat has also integrated CoreOS' Operator concept into OpenShift, making it easier for organizations to deploy cloud-native applications.

Brian Gracely, director of product strategy of OpenShift at Red Hat, told eWEEK that "This is the initial release for us to deliver on our converged roadmap that we announced at Red Hat Summit earlier this year.” Red Hat acquired CoreOS in a $250 million deal announced on Jan. 30; since the acquisition, Red Hat has been integrating some of the best features from CoreOS into OpenShift.

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