Thursday, May 14, 2015
Windows 10: Patch Tuesday is not dead
There has been a lot of reporting regarding the announcement at the Microsoft Ignite conference that Windows 10 will introduce an "Update for Business" system for maintenance updates. The notion of incremental updates courtesy of a shift towards Platform-as-a-Service surprises nobody who is even the slightest bit informed. The thought of constant "rolling upgrades" would be enough, however, to send most enterprise sysadmins and CISOs into terminal shock. Hence, Update for Business which allows the enterprise to determine what is updated and at what time and, importantly, retain full integration with existing management software suites. WUFB, as this is being called by everyone in my circle of work colleagues, will apparently operate using the Windows 10 peer-to-peer update delivery mechanism, although exactly how this will be achieved in a fully secure manner is still somewhat open to question.