Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Microsoft exec defends cumulative Windows 10 updates

If there’s one Microsoft policy that has drawn the ire of IT managers over the course of its Windows 10 rollout, it’s the company’s decision to require that all users install cumulative updates without control over which packages a system receives.

It’s such a point of contention that a group of thousands of grumpy customers have petitioned company CEO Satya Nadella to change Windows 10 update practices.

Customers want more control over what’s added to their systems, but they’re also concerned about what happens when they can’t avoid installing an update that breaks key functionality. Cumulative updates include all the updates Microsoft has released for the branch of Windows 10 a customer is using.

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