New update packages for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server

We’ve spent a lot of time over the past year talking about Windows 10 (including new roadmap details), but we also know that organizations are still working with Windows 7, regularly updating their Windows 7 SP1 images to include the latest updates, app versions and more. Because of this, we’re happy to announce that we’re making available a new convenience rollup for Windows 7 SP1 that will help. This new rollup contains all of the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that are suitable for general distribution, through April 2016.  Install this one update and then you only need new updates released after April 2016.

We’re also announcing that non-security updates for the following Windows versions will be available as a monthly rollup:

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

This means that each month we will release a single update containing all of the non-security fixes for that month. These fixes will be available through Windows Update, WSUS, Configuration Manager and the Microsoft Update catalog. 

For all the details regarding these new rollup packages please see the following:

Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PM
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group