Microsoft has given Windows 10 October 2018 Update the green light, telling business customers that the problem-filled feature upgrade is now ready for organization-wide deployment.The announcement Wednesday arrived just a few weeks before Microsoft will start distributing the upgrade’s follow-up to consumers and small businesses.”Based on the data and the feedback we’ve received from consumers, OEMs ((original equipment manufacturers)), ISVs ((independent software vendors)), partners and commercial customers, Windows 10 version 1809 has transitioned to broad deployment,” wrote John Wilcox, a Windows-as-a-Service (WaaS) evangelist, in a post to a company blog.Windows 10 1809 – the upgrade’s moniker in Microsoft’s yymm format – was first released Oct. 2, 2018. Within days, however, the company yanked it while acknowledging that some users had lost files during the upgrade process. Microsoft didn’t re-release 1809 until Nov. 13 – and even then, only cautiously – and it didn’t restart automatic installation until mid-January. The delay put 1809 in a three-month hole.One commenter who appended a message to Wilcox’s blog simply said, “About time.”The 135-day interval between the Nov. 13 re-launch and today’s promotion to “business-ready” – a term Microsoft has stopped using – was the longest since the November 2015 upgrade’s 150 days. It was… Read full this story
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