Today, in response to your feedback, we will begin making pre-release Windows 10 feature updates available to IT administrators using Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). This is the next step in our efforts to provide your organization with the ability to validate line-of-business (LOB) applications, business-critical functionality, and policies, as well as evaluate new business features, prior to an update's official release.
Over the past two years, the Windows Insider Program for Business team has focused on enabling IT administrators to view and provide feedback on upcoming security, management, and productivity features ahead of release. To this end, we have:
By empowering you to effectively manage pre-release builds of upcoming feature updates, our goal is to help you accelerate your organizations deployment of a Windows 10 feature update and, ultimately, give your devices more time on any given release.
If you would like to join our group of IT administrators exploring and validating their environments on pre-release builds, here is how you can deploy pre-release feature updates via Configuration Manager starting today:
Beginning with Windows 10, version 1909, we will aim to release pre-release builds to Configuration Manager on a monthly cadence. Beyond that release, we will aim to release these types of builds in line with the Windows Insider Program Slow Ring builds.
Note: If you manage your organization's feature updates with a different software update management tool, check out these walkthroughs for guidance on how to deploy feature updates via Windows Update for Business.
We recommend that you take advantage of this new functionality to validate upcoming feature updates and explore new commercial features prior to release—and look forward to continuing to make improvements based on your feedback.
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