Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Microsoft axes Patch Tuesday updates

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Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is no more, at least for Windows 10 users.

During the company's Ignite conference in Chicago this past week, Microsoft Executive VP Terry Myerson told the audience that Patch Tuesday will no longer exist for consumers, and instead, updates will be pushed out as soon as they're available, PC Magazine reported.

This new patching schedule will impact all devices running Windows 10, including PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Meanwhile, IT professionals will keep their systems updated through the newly launched Windows Update for Business, which is a free service for all Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise devices, Myerson wrote in a blog post.

It allows IT professionals to decide which devices will receive updates first and which can wait. Maintenance windows can also be specified, along with peer to peer delivery, or having updates delivered to branch offices and remote sites.

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