Microsoft Windows 10 Update: What Is Unified Update Platform?
Microsoft plans to reduce the size of the future operating system Windows 10 updates by introducing a new technology named as Unified Update Platform. The company is working to make the delivery experience of its next major Windows 10 update much smoother for all the users.
Microsoft has announced the details about the next-generation delivery technologies, which is incorporated into the latest Windows Insider build to experience the pre-release version of the software. The Unified Update Platform (UUP) is the latest delivery technology which is an improvement that works across the platforms including PC, tablet, phone, internet-of-things devices (IoT) and HoloLens.
"We’ve updated over 400 million devices running Windows 10 to date and release new builds to Windows Insiders nearly every week. That is pretty incredible if you think about where we were just 2 years ago. But we know we can do even better!" said Bill Karagounis, Director of Program Management, Windows Insider Program & OS Fundamentals.
According to Redmond Magazine, this emerging technology potentially can reduce Windows 10 download sizes by "approximately 35% when going from one major update of Windows to another," Microsoft explained in its announcement this week. The amount of processing time on devices also is expected to decrease with the new technology.
Some mobile device testers using the operating system Windows 10 build 14959, could soon see the effects of the UUP technology. It will give the users extra benefit because it will let them upgrade to the latest Windows release all at once instead of via incremental hops.
Another noticeable change in the UUP is how the Windows 10 device checks for updates. The UUP reduces the updates data sent to the devices. This feature is important for the Windows 10 Mobile devices. Using the UUP, when Windows PC checks for updates, the Windows Update service would evaluate which updates are necessary. The Windows Update service then returns the updates to the devices for download and install, according to International Business Times.
"We’re excited to start using Unified Update Platform to release new builds to Windows Insiders. We plan to roll-out UUP in stages – starting today for Mobile devices. We expect to start using UUP for PC Insider builds later this year and then IoT and HoloLens shortly after," Karagounis said.
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