Patch Tuesday is delayed: What it means for you

Microsoft pulled a surprise last minute this week when it decided to break its Patch Tuesday schedule. And it can affect a lot of businesses. 

The move may have come because of a serious zero-day in Windows Server. That exploit has been live for three months, but so far no fix has been made.

But for IT, no matter the reason, a serious delay like this – perhaps the first in the company’s history – can cause real headaches.

Companies are accustomed to the release cycle of Microsoft’s patches, and in many ways are bound to it. To know that there is a delay for some undisclosed reason is more than an inconvenience, it’s a disruption to business.

Hopefully, the situation is resolved soon, but in the meantime, what good is a schedule if there’s no sticking to it?