Tip of the Day: An Overview of Windows as a Service (WaaS)

Today’s Tip… With Windows 10, Microsoft made the shift to delivering Windows as a service, which introduces a new way for how it is built, deployed and serviced. In the next five minutes, Michael Niehaus will demystify the core components of the Windows as a service model. The build release process and update cadence as…

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Tip of the Day: What does the Windows 10 1607 CBB declaration mean for Windows 10 1507 now that media has been released?

Today’s Tip… With the Current Branch for Business (CBB) declaration of Windows 10 1607 (1607 = RS1 = Build 10.0.14393) on November 29, 2016, and the release of updated media for Windows 10 1607 on Windows Update for Business (WUfB), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and MSDN (on 1/19/2017) and on the Volume Licensing Service…

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Tip of the Day: Windows 10 and Windows Server Update History

Today’s Tip… Looking for information about Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 updates? What was fixed and what improvements are included? Look no further! Here’s an example of the information available: “Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Update History” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history

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Tip of the Day: Quick Guide to Windows as a Service

Today’s Tip… Looking for a quick guide for WaaS? Here you go! This article includes: Definitions of new terms Feature updates Quality updates Insider Preview Servicing branches Deployment rings Key concepts Current Branch (CB) releases Current branch for Business (CBB) Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) Staying up to date “Quick Guide to Windows as a…

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Tip of the Day: Security Updates Guide

Today’s Tip… Microsoft has release a preview of a single destination for security vulnerability information. Check it out! Rather than publishing bulletins to describe vulnerabilities, the new portal will let you view and search security vulnerability information in a single online database. The new portal enables you to do the following: Sort and filter security…

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Tip of the Day: More on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Servicing Changes

Today’s Tip… There is a lot that this article covers: What will be released each month Internet Explorer updates .NET Framework monthly rollups Update strategy choices What to expect if you install both the security-only fix and the monthly rollup Options if there is an issue Peer-to-peer to aid with update distribution Michael’s TechNet Blog…

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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…

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Tip of the Day: Switching to CBB from CB

Today’s Tip… The Anniversary Update is available to all Windows 10 systems on the Current Branch (CB) servicing branch and is being pushed out to these systems via Windows Update. If you want to defer the Anniversary Update, you’ll need to switch your system from CB to CBB. You can accomplish this: By manually configuring…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016 new CBB Servicing Option

Today’s Tip… We are excited to announce the official launch of Windows Server 2016 will be at the Ignite conference this Fall. There will be three main editions: Datacenter Standard Essentials For more information on editions and pricing, click here. In Standard and Datacenter, there will be three installation options: Service with Desktop Server Core…

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Tip of the Day: Convenience Rollup Releasing on 5/16/2016 for Win7/Server 2008 R2

Today’s Tip… Tired of seeing hundreds of updates? On May 16th, Microsoft released the convenience rollup for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 containing all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016. Only one update needed to get…

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