Roll out updates faster with the Update Baseline for Windows 10

Published Jun 16 2020 12:41 PM 19.8K Views
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Earlier this year, we released an in-depth guide to Windows 10 update adoption, providing you with best practices and tips on how to more effectively manage updates. The guide included recommended strategies and tactics as well as detailed discussions on tradeoffs and tools to help you make the best decision for your organization. We’ve received great feedback on the guide so far and I'm glad to hear that these recommendations and discussions were useful to many of you.

Today we published the Update Baseline for Windows 10, a toolset that builds on our in-depth guide to further simplify the process. Like the Windows security baselines, the Update Baseline for Windows 10 includes recommended configuration settings plus guidance on customizing those settings to meet your organization’s unique needs. And, like the Windows security baselines, you can get to an optimized approach that’s right for you with just a few clicks.

Today there are over 3,000 Group Policy settings for Windows 10. Although Microsoft provides extensive guidance on different security features, exploring each one can take a long time. You would have to determine the impact of each setting on your own and then determine the appropriate value for each setting. The Update Baseline for Windows 10 includes recommended policy settings across a number of areas, including:

  • Configuring deadlines
  • Restart behavior
  • Accounting for low activity devices
  • Delivery optimization
  • Power policies

In creating this toolset, we've focused on collecting real-world best practices to share with you—practices that can help you and your organization increase update velocity while keeping your devices protected and productive. It's now easier than ever to simplify the way you roll out updates across your organization. Download the Update Baseline for Windows 10 today and start evaluating the proposed baselines. We hope you find this new resource helpful and look forward to any feedback you'd like to leave in the comments section below.

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