Tip of the Day: Keeping up with Windows Client/Server Monthly Updates Rollups

Today’s tip… Did you know you can hit the following links to see a complete history of Windows Client and Server monthly rollups by product version? Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 Windows 10 v1803 Windows 10 v1709 Windows 10 v1703 Windows 10 v1607 and Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 v1511 Windows 10 (initial version)…


Tip of the Day: Windows Embedded 2009 is also reaching EOS soon

Today’s tip… This is just a reminder that Windows Embedded Standard 2009 support ended on January 10, 2019 and that Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 support will end on April 9, 2019. References: “End of support for Windows Embedded 2009 (published: January 29, 2019)” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4489209 “Lifecycle FAQ – Windows products” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/18581/lifecycle-faq-windows-products


Tip of the Day: windows 10 version 1607 is coming up on EOS

Today’s tip… Just giving you advanced notice that Windows 10, version 1607 is reaching end of servicing in just a few days. This applies to the following versions: Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise IoT References: “Windows 10, version 1607 end of servicing on April 9, 2019” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4490393 “Windows lifecycle fact…


Tip of the Day: Windows Update for Business and the retirement of SAC-T

Today’s tip… By now most of you should are probably familiar with the concept and cadence of the LTSC and SAC release cycles. Occasionally however, twists and turns in the evolution of servicing and the use of potentially unfamiliar terms such as CB, CBB, and SAC-T may leave you feeling a little…fuzzy. Here is a…


Tip of the Day: Helping Customers Shift to a Modern Desktop Blog Post

Today’s tip… Three announcements are included in this blog post: Cloud-based analytics tools to make modern desktop deployment even easier. A program to ensure app compatibility for upgrades and updates of Windows and Office. Servicing and support changes to give you additional deployment flexibility. Check out the full article for more information! Reference: “Helping customers…


Tip of the Day: Great Blog on Windows 10 Update Servicing Cadence

Today’s tip… This blog covers the following topics: Monthly quality updates Simplicity and predictability of B release updates Agility of out of band releases Transparency for testing in advance History of Patch Tuesday  Reference: Windows 10 update servicing cadence” – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Windows-10-update-servicing-cadence/ba-p/222376


Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2008 SP2 Servicing Changes

Today’s tip… Just over a year away from the end of support for Windows Server 2008 SP2!   Make sure that you are aware of the changes coming this month.   Latest update on the blog dated 8/31/2018:   “To help ensure a quality release, we will now start the rollup model on Update Tuesday…


Tip of the Day: Another Windows Server Question of the Day

Today’s tip… Question: With the changes in Windows Server to the new Semi-Annual Channel release, my customer is wondering if anything has changed with regard to patch management? Is there a public document that discusses this topic?   Answer: Yes. Windows Server patching is simpler, more predictable and will reduce costs by delivering: Predicable monthly…


Tip of the Day: Windows 10 1511 End of Service for CB and CBB Content

Today’s tip… KB 4036927 – “Windows 10 version 1511 end of service for CB and CBB (July 27, 2017)” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4036927/windows-10-version-1511-end-of-service-for-cb-and-cbb-july-27-2017 KB 4035050 – “Windows 10 version 1511 will no longer receive security updates” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4035050/windows-10-version-1511-will-no-longer-receive-security-updates Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet


Tip of the Day: WaaS – Simplified and Aligned

Today’s Tip… This blog post has great information on the Semi-Annual Channel and Long-Term Servicing Channel (replacing the Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)), and even has a video!   References: “Windows as a Service: Simplified and Aligned” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2017/07/27/waas-simplified-and-aligned/ “Windows and Office align feature release schedules to benefit customers” – https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/04/20/windows-office-align-feature-release-schedules-benefit-customers/#DEqVj9McmuitrABs.97 “Windows 10 Creators Update fully…