Microsoft is preparing to roll out its Unified Update Platform (UUP) for on-premises updates. In a Tech Community blog post, the company says that the UUP service will be available from March 28. According to the company, the mechanism will allow for smaller packages for on-premises updates.
Although, the first update will weigh in at a hefty 10GB. Microsoft points out this is a one-time package to kick off the Unified Update Platform era. Once that is installed, organizations will start receiving UUP updates.
Microsoft's initial March 28 update will bring a new version of the KB5023706 update on Windows devices. There will be no other fixes in this first update. It is instead serving to setup UUP to enable updates in the future.
In its blog post, Microsoft explains:
“To summarize, UUP is the future of Windows 11, version 22H2 updates. If your WSUS or Microsoft Configuration Manager is configured to sync, your organization will start syncing the extra 10GB download after March 28th. It's just a one-time download to distribution points. Thereafter, all Windows 11, version 22H2 updates will be UUP on-premises updates, and downloads to distribution points will be the same size as pre-UUP updates.”
Microsoft's Unified Update Platform (UUP) for Windows 11 has been in public preview since last October for on premises users.
The company debuted the Unified Update Platform (UUP) in November 2016. Microsoft developed the platform to reduce the size of updates and to make finding new updates more efficient. UUP is essentially a way to make Windows updates more seamless by reducing the amount of data included in the update package.
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