First chance to experience Windows as a Service arrives

Microsoft is pushing out fixes for issues in Windows 10 Build 10240 via Windows Update in the same manner that Windows 10 will be maintained under the premise of Windows as a Service.

Richard Hay, Senior Content Producer

July 17, 2015

1 Min Read
First chance to experience Windows as a Service arrives

Just a couple of days ago Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 10240 to Insiders as the first step towards the operating systems General Availability on 29 July 2015.

While many believed that build was Release To Manufacturing or RTM it was described by Gabe Aul as only the beginning and that Windows as a Service means continually updating Windows 10.

Well that first opportunity to participate in Windows as a Service has arrived for Windows Insiders on build 10240.

A tweet from the Ring Master himself Gabe Aul announced the first update on the journey called Windows as a Service:

I have been pinging Windows Update on all my machines, as I am sure all of you are, but no sign of the package yet.

Gabe did confirm that this is a cumulative update so that security update that was waiting for all of us on build 10240 Wednesday is in there and that means the package is labeled as a security update.

However, he did confirm later on Twitter that this update addresses issues that have already been discovered or reported in Windows 10 Build 10240.

Like I said yesterday - welcome to Windows as a Service.

But, wait...there's probably more so be sure to follow me on Twitter and Google+.

About the Author(s)

Richard Hay

Senior Content Producer, IT Pro Today (Informa Tech)

I served for 29 plus years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer in November 2011. My work background in the Navy was telecommunications related so my hobby of computers fit well with what I did for the Navy. I consider myself a tech geek and enjoy most things in that arena.

My first website – – came online in 1995. Back then I used GeoCities Web Hosting for it and is the result of the work I have done on that site since 1995.

In January 2010 my community contributions were recognized by Microsoft when I received my first Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for the Windows Operating System. Since then I have been renewed as a Microsoft MVP each subsequent year since that initial award. I am also a member of the inaugural group of Windows Insider MVPs which began in 2016.

I previously hosted the Observed Tech PODCAST for 10 years and 317 episodes and now host a new podcast called Faith, Tech, and Space. 

I began contributing to Penton Technology websites in January 2015 and in April 2017 I was hired as the Senior Content Producer for Penton Technology which is now Informa Tech. In that role, I contribute to ITPro Today and cover operating systems, enterprise technology, and productivity.

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