Microsoft is showing off some of the new security features of Windows 10 and one of the announcements heralded the end of Patch Tuesday for everyone but Enterprise customers. For consumers any device running Windows 10 could receive a patch at any time Microsoft approves it and pushes it out, apparently a shot across the bows at Google and their less than regular update schedule for mobile devices. This could lead to some interesting and unexpected behaviour for devices if the patches cause problems on some systems as has happened in the past. The patches can be distributed via peer-to-peer which will help those with limited bandwidth and time constraints, which you can read about at The Register along with information on the new Advanced Threat Analytics.
The Inquirer touches briefly on Windows Update for Business which will replace current patch distribution for the Enterprise and allow far more control on what gets updated, with which patches and when the installations will occur.
"Ignite 2015 – Microsoft has shown off some of the new security mechanisms embedded in Windows 10, and revealed a change to its software updates."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
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- USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device @ Slashdot
- TP-LINK AV1200 Review (Powerline) @ HardwareHeaven
It makes sense for security
It makes sense for security updates, I suppose. Still, I enjoyed the consistent schedule and knowing I could restore to “last Monday” for instance, and rule out a windows update in troubleshooting.
Great, now Windows will
Great, now Windows will randomly restart every day of the week.
My thoughts exactly. It was
My thoughts exactly. It was bad enough Vista/7 forced you to restart. Then gave you a max 4 hour window only if you caught the default 10 minute one. Many times this happened and for no good damn reason.
This sounds like an atrocious feature the way they’ve currently been handling Windows Updates for the past 8 years through the automatic method. What makes it worse is 90% of all updates applied to Windows technically don’t even need a restart. It’s just a legacy method only required for very few actual updates.
Thank you for writing this
Thank you for writing this piece Jeremy. You bring a refreshing tone to the conversation here at PCper… Always appreciated. Hey, do you know Paul Thurrott by chance?
No, never had the pleasure of
No, never had the pleasure of meeting him.