Microsoft has decided to change its approach on how they roll out .Net Framework updates. Till now the updates used to roll out on a monthly basis through Windows Update. However, starting next month the .Net Updates will be rolling out with Cumulative updates.
Microsoft has also categorized the updates into three different categories to push .Net Framework updates. You can check them out below.
- Independent – Released separately from the Windows Cumulative Update
- Cumulative – The latest patch will fully update all .NET Framework versions on your system
- Same cadence – The Cumulative Update for .NET Framework will be released on the same cadence as Windows 10.
Microsoft has also broken down the updates for different versions of Windows 10. You can check them out below:
- Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) and Windows Server 2019 – One Cumulative Update for .NET Framework, alongside the Windows Cumulative Update.
- Windows 10 April 2018 (version 1803) and earlier versions of Windows 10, including Windows Server 2016 – One Windows Cumulative Update (which includes .NET Framework updates), per Windows version.
- Windows 7 and 8.1 – Multiple .NET Framework updates, per Windows version.
Microsoft also noted that they will do a full quality check before rolling out the updates to the consumers.
We extensively validate the quality of these updates before publishing them. .NET Framework updates are installed by many customers on many machines. It is often the case for Patch Tuesday updates that they contain security updates and it is important that you can apply those quickly throughout your environment. We are continually improving our validation system to ensure high-quality updates.
You can read more about the new changes and how it affects you in the blog post published by Microsoft. Do let us know your thoughts on the new changes in the comments section below.