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Windows Fall Creators Update now rolling out to everyone, including businesses

By Peter Bright

Enlarge / Oddly, Microsoft’s Mixed Reality house has no windows. (credit: Microsoft)

After being out for a little under three months, Microsoft has moved the Fall Creators Update to full availability, signaling that the company believes it to be ready for corporate deployments.

Microsoft rolls out the big Windows semi-annual updates on a staggered basis, making the update available to an ever larger range of users as the company builds a clearer picture of any hardware and software incompatibilities. Once it’s satisfied that any of these wrinkles have been ironed out, Microsoft offers the update to every machine that’s compatible. With the Fall Creators Update on 100 million machines, Microsoft has decided that the update is ready for its full deployment.

This development process has been refined over the last few years; the 2016 Anniversary Update raised a number of problems, causing Microsoft to be more conservative subsequently. The previous update, the Creators Update, took about four months to reach this same stage. The decision to make the Fall Creators Update, version 1709, widely available in less than three months shows that the company is more confident in this release and its wider deployment.

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Source:: Ars Tecnica


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Latest Windows release already on five percent of Windows 10 PCs

By Peter Bright

Enlarge / The Creators Update never ramped as fast as the Anniversary Update did. (credit: AdDuplex)

A week after its release, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is already on five percent of Windows 10 machines, according to numbers provided by AdDuplex.

The previous Windows 10 update, the Creators Update, was given a very slow rollout as Microsoft sought to avoid problems faced in last year’s Anniversary Update. Five months after its release, it was only on two thirds of Windows 10 machines, and now, at what is likely to be its peak, it’s on three quarters of Windows 10 systems. The Anniversary Update itself is still installed on 17 percent of machines. In contrast, the Anniversary Update was on some 92 percent of Windows 10 devices when the Creators Update shipped.

Microsoft’s phased rollout approach distributes the update to systems using hardware and software configurations known to work, incrementally adding new configurations as more real-world data about hardware and software compatibility issues is collected and addressed. The company is believed to have a larger body of tested, known configurations to enable a faster deployment.

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