Microsoft Finally Ready to Talk Windows 10 Servicing

Microsoft Finally Ready to Talk Windows 10 Servicing

Almost 5 months after announcing Windows Update for Business at its Ignite event, Microsoft is finally ready to start clueing customers in on what the company’s take on servicing actually means.

Obviously a work in progress, a new TechNet document has been posted, and represents the clearest communication from the company on Windows 10 updating procedures so far. One of the things I’ve learned about Microsoft over the years is that when the company says it can’t tell you something, it’s truly because they can’t – i.e., they haven’t figured it out yet, either. Some believe the company just likes to keep information close to the vest, but in most cases, these ideas are just that – ideas. And, such was the case for Windows Update for Business. Announced in May, Windows Update for Business was just an idea for direction, with the concrete facts still a work in progress.

So, in essence, we’re all learning about Windows 10 servicing together.

We’ve covered Windows Update for Business a LOT here on WindowsITPro. Some say we’ve provided the clearest communication possible in a recent article entitled: What Windows Update for Business is, and what it is not. And, while the new Introduction to Windows 10 Servicing TechNet doc provides a great deal more insight into what Microsoft is thinking, it does still leave the door open for Windows Update for Business, stating…

This article will be updated with additional information about the role of Windows Update for Business in servicing Windows 10 devices as it becomes available.

The doc is definitely worth a bookmark. You’ll find clarification on many things such as: policies on cumulative updates, how often feature sets will be deployed, when updates become required, long-term servicing support, and others.

Full TechNet article: Introduction to Windows 10 servicing

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