Vulnerability Management, Security Strategy, Plan, Budget

Windows Autopatch launch imminent

Microsoft is set to launch Windows Autopatch, which will automate Windows and Office software patching, to clients on enterprise E3 and upward contracts by July, reports ZDNet. Aside from delivering Windows 10 and Windows 11 driver and firmware updates, the update service will also cover Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, and other Microsoft 365 apps, according to Microsoft. "This service will keep Windows and Office software on enrolled endpoints up-to-date automatically, at no additional cost. IT admins can gain time and resources to drive value. The second Tuesday of every month will be 'just another Tuesday'," Microsoft said. However, customers looking to run Windows Autopatch should have devices running on supported Windows 10 and Windows 11 versions, the Azure Active Directory, and the Intune mobile device management service. "Security postures must be hardened as new threats emerge. Innovations in hardware and software enhance usability and productivity. Enterprises must continually respond to stay competitive, enhance protection, and optimize performance," Microsoft added.

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