All supported versions of Windows will now follow a similar update servicing model, bringing a more consistent and simplified servicing experience.
For those of you who manage Windows updates within your organization, it’s important that you understand the choices that will be available.
As we previously announced, we are moving to a rollup model for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 updates.
These changes will take effect with the next Update Tuesday release, on October 11.
Many of these will be rolled into the next monthly rollup, although some will remain separate- including Office, Flash and Silverlight updates.
The security-only and monthly rollups will contain fixes for the Internet Explorer version supported for each operating system.
To implement this, you should deploy the monthly rollup.
NET Framework versions currently installed on your machine. NET Framework team will also release a security-only update on Microsoft Update Catalog and Windows Server Update Services every month.
These choices closely correspond to the way you update Windows today, as discussed in the following sections.This is our recommended updating strategy, as it ensures that all fixes for Windows are deployed on the PCs that you manage.