Windows AutoPatch how does it manage Teams, Edge and O365

David Moon 371 Reputation points


Firstly, we have patching setup in Intune, and its basically setup and forget.

Would there be any advantage to change over to Windows AutoPatch? The reporting side of AutoPatch does look pretty good though.

Secondly, how does AutoPatch manage, Teams, Edge and O365? I could not find any documents how these apps are managed by Autopatch. Teams and Edge generally self update. So wasnt sure what AutoPatch do to manage them.

Thirdly. Does Autopatch also deliver drivers?



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  1. dridley 61 Reputation points

    Hi Dave,

    Re: #1 - It places "some" remediation in Microsoft's remit, plus you get better insights/input into common failures/remediations seen in the global community when they installed those updates. Also, the forced cadence makes conversations with customers easier.

    Re: #2 - M365 is covered here; Edge is covered here; MsTeams is covered here.

    Basically for physical devices,

    -> M365 uses Test&First/Fast/Broad over a 0/3/7 day deadline; released on Patch Tuesday.

    -> Edge uses Test/Remainder rings using Beta/Stable channel released weekly and monthly (depending on update type).

    -> MsTeams doesn't use Autopatch rings and my understanding is the update channel and cadence cannot be controlled. ie Autopatch doesn't change MsTeams update behaviour.

    Re: #3 - Yes it does drivers. That cadence is covered here.

    Be mindful that Autopatch behaviour is different for VDI.

    Keen to hear from others on their input on these questions too though.

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