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Windows as a Service - How many deployment rings?

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Baljit Aujla
Occasional Contributor

Hi All,

 

I am looking for some advice\experience on testing and deploying feature and quality updates when on different builds.

 

So I have the following deployment rings created in Intune:

 

Early Pilot > IT Pilot > Business Pilot > Broad Deployment...

 

Early Pilot has now been upgraded to 1809 and now receives quality updates for 1809.

 

What happens to Early Pilot testing for quality updates for 1709? The entire business is on that build.

 

So I move Early Pilot quality update testing to IT Pilot. But that then gets upgraded to 1809... my quality update testing is now be done in business pilot etc...

 

So do I create 2 streams for everything? Seems overkill... but I cannot see any other way of maintaining the integrity of our environment unless we split things out.

 

The guide does not really go into this detail: 

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/deployment/update/waas-deployment-rings-windows-10-updates

 

Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

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