Tip of the Day: Further Simplifying Servicing Models for Windows 7/8.1 and Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2


Today’s Tip…

Back in May, the Convenience Rollup Update was released for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 and monthly rollups for non-security updates for Windows 7/8.1 and Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2 became the new process. Feedback was gathered and additional changes have been made. The below blog post expands on the following topics:

  • Why Microsoft is introducing Windows servicing changes
  • Monthly rollups
  • Security-only updates
  • Update documentation
  • Microsoft Update Catalog
  • .NET Framework Monthly Rollups

“Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1” - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/08/15/further-simplifying-servicing-model-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/

May Announcement - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/05/17/simplifying-updates-for-windows-7-and-8-1/

.NET Monthly Rollup Blog Post - https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2016/08/15/introducing-the-net-framework-monthly-rollup/

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