What’s The Status Of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows Update For Business?
Has Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) relegated on its promise to grant business customers a greater say over Windows 10 fixes? Long before Windows 10 was launched, Microsoft was already talking about what it calls Windows Update for Business. That was the name of the plan that involved extending an opportunity to IT pros to have their say on the continual stream of updates for Windows. However, several weeks after the launch of Windows 10, nothing seems to be happening on that front, and questions are being asked.
According to Microsoft, nothing about the Windows Update for Business has been rescinded. The company maintains that everything is in progress and that IT pros already have control over Windows updates. However, it turns out that the whole issue of Windows Update for Business is currently complicated.
1 billion installations
First, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) hoped that Windows Update for Business would enable it to reach its target of Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2018. Moreover, the company hoped that getting business customers and IT pros involved in the Windows update would help address their concerns about the automatic updating practice.
Among other things, Windows Update for Business encompassed security updates, new features and continual fixes for Windows. The idea of Windows Update for Business, where IT pros are involved for their say, was a great way to make Windows 10 popular, especially among business users.
The long wait
However, it seems that IT pros won’t immediately have a say about Windows updates for some time. There are actually various branches of Windows 10 servicing. These include Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB), Current Branch for Business (CBB) and Current Branch (CB).
As to the issue of IT pros not being immediately able to deploy fixes, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has clarified on what didn’t seem clear earlier. It is emerging that it will take up to 12 months for those business customers under CBB to start deploying new features and fixes for Window 10. Previously, the wait was thought to be at most eight months.
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