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Windows updates prepare for a revolution

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How time flies… To put us in the background, the work on UUP began in 2016. At that time, Microsoft announced the Unified Update Platform (UUP). In an attempt to make Windows Updates more seamless across devices. He claimed that UUP will reduce the amount of time it takes to check for updates. This occurs by decreasing the amount of data sent to client devices, as well as the processing time. In other words, the service does more processing than the device itself.

UUP has matured quite a bit since its initial release, and Microsoft is ready to release a public preview of UUP on-premises. We’ll see how this affects update times.

UUP comes to revolutionize Windows updates

UUP’s public preview on premises follows a private preview for enrolled business customers in Q3 2022. Basically, acts as the connective tissue between Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Microsoft Configuration Manager to ensure a smooth and fast upgrade process.

UUP adds many capabilities to the Windows update process, including updates via a rebootthe ability to install optional features and language packs, and simplified content management through service methodologies.

The announcement of this public preview of UUP on premises comes at a key time, as the platform is expected to go live early next year. Following this general availability, all Windows updates will be delivered via UUP.

Business customers already using the software updates model will receive UUP updates automatically. But it is recommended to remove the feature update steps. In the meantime, customers still on the task sequence model are asked to consider migrate to the software updates model in anticipation of the arrival of UUPs. Although organizations will still be able to use Task Sequence if they wish, they will need to integrate it with the Software Updates model.

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