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IT Pros Roundup: Windows as a Service

Feb 1, 2017 8:16:26 PM by Jen Stirrup

Not sure what Windows as a service is? With Windows 10, Microsoft moved to deliver Windows as a service which introduces a new way for how it’s built, deployed and serviced.

Start by viewing this 5-minute video demo where Microsoft demystify the core components of the Windows as a service model.

Terminology you should know

  • Feature updates add new features to Windows 10, delivered in an agile manner
  • Quality updates are released monthly and are cumulative.
  • Servicing branches allow organizations to choose when to deploy new features.
  • Deployment rings are groups of devices used to initially pilot, and then to broadly deploy, each feature update in an organization.

Then review the quick guide to the most important concepts and delve into detailed guidance to help you manage Windows 10 updates in your organization.

Tags: SQL Server Windows

Jen Stirrup

Written by Jen Stirrup

Jen Stirrup is a Microsoft-certified Business Intelligence Consultant who has been delivering SQL Server based solutions for over ten years.