Unified Windows update history for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

Starting with the December 2016 Cumulative Update, we launched a unified update history for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 that provides easy access to the list of improvements and fixes included in each update as well as details on how to get the update, known issues (if any), and the complete list of affected…

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Simplified servicing for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1: the latest improvements

Today, we are providing insight into two recent and upcoming modifications to the servicing model for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Customers using Windows Update and connected directly to Microsoft for updates (such as consumer PCs) will not be impacted by these changes,…

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More on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 servicing changes

UPDATE: 12/5/2016: In November 2016, the Security Monthly Quality Rollups were released as superseding the Security Only Quality updates. This resulted in an impact to customers deploying the Security Only Quality updates, using tools that cannot easily deploy superseded updates, such as System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Based on customer feedback, this supersedence has been changed…


Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

In our announcement earlier in May, we introduced a Convenience Rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and a shift to monthly rollups of non-security updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1. Based on your feedback, today we’re announcing some new changes for servicing Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1. These changes also apply to…

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Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

updated to include link to KB article for Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and details on Servicing Stack Update dependency   While we’ve spent a lot of time over the past year talking about Windows 10 (including new roadmap details), we know that organizations are still working with Windows 7 too, regularly updating their Windows 7 SP1 images…

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