Windows Update for Business is coming this year

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In a press event at Microsoft’s HQ today, the company revealed that Windows Update for Business will be available this year to a couple of journalists. While there isn’t any specific information, the company apparently hinted that at the Threshold 2 release which is expected to get released later this year (somewhere around October/November):

For those wondering, Windows Update for Business will include a couple of features, including distribution rings:

  • Distribution rings –  where the IT Pro can specify which devices go first in an update wave, and which ones will come later (to ensure any quality kinks are worked out).
  • Maintenance windows –  where the IT Pro can specify the critical timeframes when updates should and should not occur.
  • Peer to peer delivery – which IT can enable to make delivery of updates to branch offices and remote sites with limited bandwidth very efficient.
  • Integration with your existing tools like System Center and the Enterprise Mobility Suite – so that these tools can continue to be that ‘single pane of glass’ for all of your systems management.

In the same event, Microsoft revealed that there are 1.5 million machines running the Windows 10 Enterprise SKU. For those wondering, more than 75 million devices are running Windows 10.

To be honest, 1.5 million users for the Enterprise SKU is pretty impressive considering that the OS launched just about a month ago. What do you think? Discuss in the comment section below.

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