Microsoft Rolls Out First Major Windows 10 Update
The latest build of Windows 10 includes Windows Update for Business, Microsoft's new patching system for enterprises.Windows 10's first "major" patch is being rolled out today, and it brings with it new tools that change the way enterprises manage future updates. "With the introduction of Windows Update for Business, Microsoft is telling our enterprise customers that we're willing to take that burden on for you, but we're going to give you the same control and the same reporting and compliance that you have with the solutions that you use today," Jim Alkove, corporate vice president of Microsoft Enterprise and Security, told attendees of a media gathering at the software giant's Redmond, Wash., headquarters. Today, businesses contemplating the switch to Windows 10 can put the new patching system through its paces. Many organizations have already made the jump, according to Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group. Microsoft's latest operating system is running on 12 million business PCs, he revealed. "Windows Update for Business provides IT controls over the deployment of updates within their organizations, while ensuring their devices are kept current and their security needs are met, at reduced management cost," Myerson blogged today. "Features include setting up device groups with staggered deployments and scaling deployments with network optimizations."
Also available is Windows Store for Business, which enables businesses to establish curated private app marketplaces for their users. "Organizations can choose their preferred distribution method by directly assigning apps, publishing apps to a private store, or connecting with management solutions," he said.