Windows 10: Microsoft offers IT guidance to prepare for Windows as a Service


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       18 May 2015 #1

    Microsoft offers IT guidance to prepare for Windows as a Service


    When Windows 10 arrives this summer (and Windows Server 2016 next year), Microsoft is going to be making some noticeable changes to how and when it delivers security fixes, hotfixes and rollups.

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    What can IT pros do now to prepare for the new Windows world order?

    Company officials provided some potentially controversial suggestions and guidance during Microsoft's Ignite conference in Chicago. In a session entitled "Getting Ready for Windows 10: Servicing Windows Client and Server in a Managed Environment Today" (Video and slides available here; a good summary from Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Robert Smith is here), Thierry Paquay, a manager on Microsoft's Customer Experience Engineering team, discussed where Microsoft is and where it's going with its patching and updating process.

    The reason Paquay's guidance could be considered controversial is Microsoft's current patching track record leaves quite a bit to be desired on the quality front, as more than a few have noted. At Ignite, Microsoft execs said they believe the company's move to require more users to apply Windows patches in sequential order on a regular basis will help improve the current Patch Tuesday approach.

    Microsoft's track record with security fixes is better than many might expect, Paquay told Ignite attendees. He said in 2014, 87 percent of Windows and IE security updates were successful and didn't require a re-release, a percentage he maintained was quite favorable.
    Read more: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microso...-as-a-service/
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  2.    18 May 2015 #2

    Will less see how many will equate this to Microsoft will is really going to charge money for this type of service. . .here they come. . .
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  3.    18 May 2015 #3

    Not me, Lee!!
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  4.    19 May 2015 #4

    Lee, did you actually read that article or is this just another one of your "lets bait people and see if we can stir things up" posts? I didn't see any mention what so ever of a fee, etc. All it talks about is how updates are offered and applied to Enterprise customers. Those customers already have contracts with Microsoft. Why provoke people like that?
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  5.    19 May 2015 #5

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Lee, did you actually read that article or is this just another one of your "lets bait people and see if we can stir things up" posts? I didn't see any mention what so ever of a fee, etc. All it talks about is how updates are offered and applied to Enterprise customers. Those customers already have contracts with Microsoft. Why provoke people like that?
    Honestly,, he doesn't have to .. it just occurs all by itself.
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  6.    19 May 2015 #6

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Honestly,, he doesn't have to .. it just occurs all by itself.
    Yeah, I think he will be going on my ignore list. I'll wait a while and see if he replies first though.
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  7.    19 May 2015 #7

    Lee said: View Post
    Will less see how many will equate this to Microsoft will is really going to charge money for this type of service. . .here they come. . .
    Who's Will?
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