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Microsoft Tries to Ease Enterprise Burden of Constant Windows 10 Feature Update Madness

Microsoft Tries to Ease Enterprise Burden of Constant Windows 10 Feature Update Madness

Microsoft today has announced that it will extend support for feature updates of Windows 10.

Feature Updates for Enterprise and Education editions will have support extended for 30 months from  release. The current policy is set at 18 months.

However, its also important to note that the 30 month release only applies to the feature updates delivered in the second half of the year. Those deliver in the first quarter still fall under the 18  month support policy. This also speaks to how Microsoft looks at its bi-annual feature releases, with the latter one being more complete and possibly better quality.

Microsoft corporate vice president of Microsoft 365, Jared Spataro, said today

You’ve been talking, and we’ve been listening. We recognize that it takes time to both upgrade devices and operationalize new update processes. Today’s announcements are designed to respond to your feedback and make it easier, faster, and cheaper to deploy a modern desktop.

Of course, Spataro mentions nothing about the quality of the updates which is the biggest issue that has led to the most customer complaint. Microsoft’s poor quality of monthly updates have caused more customers to delay updating, leaving systems unsecure, and in return causing those same customers to begin looking to other platforms.


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