Changes to Windows Server 2016 updates

Microsoft made some changes …. again…. When it comes to updates. With Windows Server 2016, initially there would only be one major release per year [compared to Windows 10 which gets major updates every 6 months]. Last week, Microsoft changed this. From now on [until the next change!], Microsoft will release major server updates the same time as major Windows 10 updates [March and September].

Unlike Windows 10 [well officially], you will have the option to not upgrade once between each major update [i.e. go from v1703 to v1803 and ignore v1709]. Server releases will be supported for 18 months. The Semi-annual Channel [as they call it] will be available to volume-licensed customers with Software Assurance, as well as via the Azure Marketplace or other cloud/hosting service providers and loyalty programs such as MSDN.

This duplicates the updating of Windows 10 as well as Office.



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