Microsoft Announces a New Way to Improve Windows Update

Microsoft has officially announced what it calls Update Stack Packages, which according to the company, is a new way to improve how Windows devices are being updated by delivering improvements for the update experience before a new patch is deployed.

In other words, they are updates for Windows Update that are typically shipped before devices are being provided with new operating system updates.

Microsoft is already using servicing stack updates, which are exactly what their name suggests: updates supposed to improve the servicing stack – the Windows part responsible for installing updates for the operating system. Microsoft releases new servicing stack updates periodically, so it’ll be interesting to see how the new Update Stack Packages will be different.

Currently in testing with limited insiders

For the time being, this new approach is only available for a limited number of users in the Dev channel, part of the Windows Insider program.

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