Tip of the Day: More about Windows 10 Updates


Today’s Tip…

I read a recommended article in the Redmond Channel Partner called “Microsoft Brings Some Transparency to Windows 10 Updates”. The article included several links that I found very useful and wanted to share them with you.

Windows 10 Update History: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/update-history-windows-10

This article provides additional information on the updates for Windows 10 through Windows Update. It is a summary of “important developments included in each update, with links to more detail.” You can expect this page to be updated as new information comes out. The two branches (TH1, 10240) and (TH2, 10586) are discussed in detail with a list of “quality improvements and security fixes” and the current build number (i.e. 10240.16683 and 10586.104).

Windows 10 Release Information: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mt679505.aspx?ocid=wc-ext-aka

This article provides great tables with the Windows 10 current versions by servicing option (servicing option: CB, CBB, LTSB, version: 1507, 1511, OS build number, availability date, and latest revision date) and the Windows 10 release history by version (OS build number, availability date, servicing option, and corresponding KB Article number and link).

New Windows as a Service Information Published: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsitpro/archive/2016/02/09/new-windows-as-a-service-information-published.aspx

This blog post, written by Michael Niehaus, has links to the above two sites as well as links to the following:

Windows 10 Servicing Options: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt574263%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

This TechNet article has a great deal of information, explaining the different servicing options in detail. It opens with key terminology to help users distinguish between upgrade and update, and branch and ring. It provides an overview of all three branches, and a comparison between Current Branch and Current Branch for Business. Most importantly (IMHO) is the “Switching Between Branches” table. It provides the break down from what you currently have, what you want to change to, to what you need to do.

There’s a great deal of information out there!


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