Microsoft's pausing optional non-security Windows 10 Updates

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Microsoft's pausing optional non-security Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft's pausing optional non-security Windows 10 Updates

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Microsoft has decided to shift its focus is OS update efforts towards security, moving away from optional updates for all client versions of all Windows products, both client and server. 

Starting in May 2020, Microsoft will be pausing all optional, non-security, updates for its OS'. In Microsoft terms, "C" and "D" updates will be cancelled, but monthly "B" series security updates will continue as usual. "B" series security updates are commonly known as "Patch Tuesday" updates. 

This move is designed to limit the workloads of IT administrators across the world during the world's health crisis, and allow Microsoft to maintain a regular update schedule despite today's working-at-home measures. Home users may also be glad to see less frequent updates, as it limits the potential for Windows updates to "break" any systems. 

More information about Microsoft's altered update schedule is available here

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