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FAQ: How Microsoft will update Windows 10

Gregg Keizer | June 16, 2015
It's a complicated process, different than past decades, but offers more options for some customers

Alternately, if your organization prefers to use the traditional Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) — or other patch/update management tools like Microsoft's own System Center and Enterprise Mobility Suite — to process updates internally, you'll have an option not available to CBB devices served by WUB.

Microsoft will allow CBB devices to postpone any given build by up to eight months after said build was declared "business ready" if, and only if, WSUS is employed.

"If customers are using their infrastructure to deploy feature updates, they actually have a total of eight months to validate and deploy that feature set after it's been declared business ready," Helen Harmetz, a Microsoft senior product marketing manager, said during an April webinar with reseller partners.

So, with CBB, businesses running WSUS can postpone an update for up to 12 months after it was handed out to consumers: the four used by CB plus an additional eight.

Can I skip a CBB build? No.

While you can delay a build reaching devices, eventually you'll have to take it or Microsoft will shut you off from the vulnerability patch spigot.

 

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