It’s understandably difficult to make promises when it comes to software, so Microsoft’s John Cable today doesn’t go quite that far, but he does suggest that Microsoft will take a more measured and more careful approach to the Windows 10 1809 delivery this time.
In a blog post, John says…
While the April Update had the fastest Windows 10 update rollout velocity, we are taking a more measured approach with the October Update, slowing our rollout to more carefully study device health data. We will offer the October Update to users via Windows Update when data shows your device is ready and you will have a great experience. If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we will not install the update until that issue is resolved, even if you “Check for updates,” so you avoid encountering any known problems. For those advanced users seeking to install the update early by manually using “Check for updates” in settings, know that we are slowly throttling up this availability, while we carefully monitor data and feedback.
In the post, John also goes through the steps Microsoft has taken over the past 5 weeks, using the Insider program to hopefully squash potential issues prior to today’s rerelease. Of course, it was the Insider program, coupled with a leadership problem, that allowed the original issues develop.
The world is watching.
Stay tuned. We’ll have all the news about this update and all the November 2018 Patch Tuesday updates as it happens.