Windows Autopatch system is now available to its software clients. The newly introduced service is built to help streamline the operating process of the latest Windows programs. It will also be used with the Microsoft 365 applications. According to Microsoft, the official launch is ready for commercial clients to offer the service to all Microsoft’s consumers.
For a public preview, Microsoft revealed that its latest enterprise introduced in April would be available for Windows 10/11 Enterprise E3 license, in addition, extensive licenses as of July 2022 would be upgraded to the new Windows Autopatch.
Consumers will be able to automatically deploy newly released features that would involve the latest Windows upgrades. For the two latest Windows installments 10 and 11 the drivers, firmware, and Microsoft 365 Apps are included in the latest enterprise updates issued by the tech giant.
For Windows 10 and Windows 11, IT administrators will be more equipped to distribute and manage Microsoft’s updates. The main takeaway is that the tools will be readily available for a hands on approach. However, with the new Windows Autopatch, the option is there to have Windows do all the heavy lifting with its new automatic update protocol.
Windows Autopatch Service Scale
Microsoft’s Sr. Product Marketing Manager wants more large IT businesses to change their technical processes to an easier format with the new Autopatch. To make the process much easier, the public preview of the Windows Autopatch was set up to prepare businesses to employ and introduce the service by administering it at different levels.
The tech company has advised its administrative clients to enroll in the Windows Autopatch public preview program. The global Administrator must access the program through the Endpoint Manager’s Tenant Administration menu. However, the Windows Autopatch blade is only available to business clients with the proper Windows licenses.
Further licensing prerequisites are included on the Windows Autopatch platform through a second browser window opened in Incognito mode. Large IT businesses must adhere to the public preview code, in order to successfully test the program on tech devices.
Microsoft’s extensive instructions include adding devices and resolving issues in these categories labeled as; tenant not ready, device not ready, and device not registered statuses. However, with successful configuration, a client that has the Windows Autopatch service receives the testing ring status, which Microsoft divides into four groups.
The bare minimum of devices is dubbed as the ‘first ring’ around 1% of the available endpoint gadgets. These must be kept up-to-date in the business environment. In addition, the ‘fast ring’ is about 9%, and the much more substantial ‘wide ring’ accounts for up to 90% of the newly released Autopatch levels.
Microsoft revealed that the stages of the upgrade begin with the test ring with progression to larger devices after the validation phase. During this period of device performance, the company’s tech team will document a comparison with pre-update metrics.
Also, with Autopatch’s built-in protections the company aims to prevent changes of higher or pushed back test rings. Microsoft hopes that the new program will shift updates back to the company through its Autopatch future deployments.