The traditional Windows service method is the release of major Windows versions, followed by the launch of service patch packages and monthly update rollups. With Windows as a service, Microsoft has greatly simplified the way Windows systems are updated. Windows 10 currently only needs to provide two updates -- feature updates and monthly updates.
Microsoft said that Windows as a service has many advantages, including the ability to update Windows systems faster, consistent release stability and quality improvements, and better compatibility with the latest standards and applications. There is still about 8 months to stop support from Windows 7, which means that the traditional Windows Update update method has to say goodbye to us. In today's updated blog post, Microsoft shared the main reasons why Windows as a service is more efficient than traditional update methods:
● Improve stability
Microsoft said that the Windows-as-a-service approach greatly improved the stability of the system by updating the system every month. Currently, Windows 10 updates need to be pushed to 800 million active devices, with more than 35 million applications, including more than 175 million application versions. Microsoft also provided updates for 16 million unique hardware and driver combinations.
Another big advantage of WaaS is that users don't have to install a new operating system every few years to get security patches and features. Users can continue to use Windows 10 and receive regular updates without worrying about security patches.
● More efficient
Over time, Windows 10's feature updates introduce new features, many of which are designed to increase the productivity of IT professionals.
● Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
Windows as a Service also lowers total cost of ownership by helping administrators and IT professionals focus more on the following:
■ Application compatibility testing
■ Reduce security risks, remediation costs, and support costs
■ Achieve efficient employees - customer interaction
Based on the accumulated push experience accumulated in the past few years, especially after the major update of Windows 10 October update (Version 1809), Windows 10 May 2019 (Version 1903) has some problems, but the upgrade experience is smoother than the previous version. There are fewer problems with user feedback. And in software updates, Microsoft gives users more control, providing updates with higher quality and transparency.