A yr after Microsoft appeared to assist companies take management of patch administration, it has now launched new options to present admins higher oversight, and a complete lot extra notifications.
This time final yr, Microsoft launched Autopatch in an effort to assist struggling IT departments deal with updates extra simply as a part of their plans, basically rewriting patch Tuesday in order that it turned “simply one other Tuesday.”
One such new notification pertains to entry points whereby Autopatch might not be capable of handle a tenant, presenting IT admins with a chance to double-check configurations to stop shedding management over sure units.
Microsoft updates Autopatch
Regardless of taking among the management (and stress) away from admins one yr in the past, Microsoft has determined to reinstate some management whereas persevering with to hold out automated patches.
Admins can now choose deployment rings with devoted deployment cadence as a way to prioritize sure units and prohibit testing earlier than wider rollouts.
The tenant administration blade can even be capable of alert admins of expired licenses alongside inactive flags whereby actions are required, which means that particular consideration needs to be given to those notifications to ensure that Autopatch to proceed working successfully.
Microsoft explains: “To know if motion is required, go to the Tenant administration part and choose the banner displayed inside the Home windows Autopatch Units blade that alerts you to take motion.”
The up to date options in Windows Autopatch (opens in new tab) have entered public preview on an opt-in foundation forward of basic availability in Might.
With the revisions, Microsoft hopes to “present IT admins the power to customise Home windows function and high quality updates in keeping with present organizational constructions and enterprise targets,” although whether or not admins will recognize the regained management stays to be seen.