Microsoft makes it all sound so simple, its grand plan for maintaining Windows 10 on a regular twice-a-year cadence.
New feature upgrade comes out, as 1703, aka Anniversary Update, did seven weeks ago. It starts hitting consumer PCs. Four months later, it’s stamped “PASSED” for the enterprise, and boom, it’s on corporate computers.
While that’s the plan, words fail to illustrate the possible complexities in execution, or even the rapid pace that Microsoft expects businesses to maintain in piloting, testing and deploying one upgrade after another after another. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Because pictures tell stories, too, we’ve illustrated how the Windows 10 rapid release model — what Microsoft dubs “Windows as a service” — will operate.