News 17 May 2019

What are Windows Updates and Why are they so Important?

What are Windows Updates and Why are they so Important?

Adam Gorton, Service Delivery Manager, Fabric

Quite often it can be frustrating when a PC is started up, and the message comes on screen needing to configure updates that were installed on the previous shutdown.

Why are they so important? Why do they take so long? Does it matter if they aren’t regularly installed? Some of the questions we often get asked when the windows update delay takes place.

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Why do we need Windows Updates?

The reason they are essential is to ensure that your machine is kept updated with the latest threats from the outside world. New threats are released daily and ensuring that your device is up to date can help to protect against these.

Some updates ’don’t always link to security. Some of the patches will help to improve functionality and bugs within the operating system.

These patches vary in size, and the best method of dealing with these updates is little and often. Make it part of your working routine to install any outstanding updates on your machine and kick off a restart before you leave for the day. This way, when you come back in the following day, the device is updated and ready to go.

Updates are frequently released so keeping on top of them is the best to ensure shorter install times and more importantly, help to keep your machine protected and performing to the best of its capabilities.

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Microsoft Intune

Windows updates can also be managed on a company-wide level using Microsoft’s Intune package. The updates allow specific update procedures to be set which lets particular strategies to be set for only downloading updates in set time windows to not cause network traffic and also setting restart behaviour to force restarts if updates have not been completed.

Intune is part of the Fabric 365 package. To find out more about Windows Updates or our Fabric 365 package, get in touch here, or call us on 01625 443110

Adam Gorton, Service Delivery Manager, Fabric

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