Microsoft is set to fix the windows flaw that broke Wi-Fi hotspots. The software company just published a windows patch to fix the problem.
Microsoft to Fix Windows Flaw That Broke Wi-Fi Hotspots
An emergency update has just been released by Microsoft to fix some of the bugs that it introduced via one of its regular windows updates. The company on June 14 released KB5014697 which is a cumulative update that helps address a number of its known windows issues.
The patch that was introduced however came in with some new flaws, Microsoft 365 on arm devices and namely issues with the sign-in process for azure active directory. Additionally, the patch has also broken the Wi-Fi hotspot feature on most devices and it made some .NET applications not open.
The now out-of-band (OOB) update directly fixes the issue for windows 10 and 11 devices. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically via a windows update. Users also can download and install the update manually through the update catalog.
What Microsoft Has To Say about the Update – The Fixes and Mitigations
In its advisory, Microsoft said ‘Addresses a known issue that only affects Windows Arm-based devices and might prevent you from signing in using Azure Active Directory (AAD). Apps and services that use AAD to sign in, such as VPN connections, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Outlook, might also be affected.’
Windows Versions That Were Fixed
Three versions of windows 10 which are 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 were fixed. The company also cited that ‘This OOB update is cumulative. If you are using updates released before June 14, 2022, we recommend that you install this OOB update instead of the June 14, 2022 security update.’ Microsoft added ‘If you installed earlier updates, only the new updates contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.’
Systems admins on the other hand that are not able to patch quickly can simply apply a workaround which means switching to the web versions for some of the apps. And in regards to this, Microsoft said ‘To mitigate the issue, you can use the web versions of the affected apps, such as OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook.com.’
For the .NET framework problems, on the other hand, Microsoft recommends uses to re-enable the tool. And while for the Wi-Fi, the software company suggests disabling the Wi-Fi hotspot feature on devices.