- What is Windows as a service?
- Types of updates
- Choosing a servicing channel
- Becoming a Windows Insider
- Testing, deployment, and rollback strategies
- Deploying Windows as a service
- Where Windows as a service is headed
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Joli] Hi, I'm Joli Ballew, Microsoft MVP, college professor, and technical writer. Welcome to Windows as a Service. In this course, you'll learn what Windows as a Service is and what you need to do to make it work for you and your enterprise. We'll start by discussing how Windows as a Service changes how you'll manage the Windows machines in your enterprise now and in the future. You'll learn that updating Windows is now an ongoing loop of installing both feature and quality updates, as well as how often you'll be required to install them across your enterprise.
You'll learn about the various servicing channels, as well as your options for deploying Windows through those channels. After that, we'll cover strategies for deploying Windows updates, including how to use deployment rings to minimize risk, and test the Windows builds you receive prior to broad deployment. Let's get started.