Microsoft has reached its next milestone for Windows 10 by releasing the “first major update” for the operating system.
Aimed at PCs and tablets, Microsoft said the update contains improvements to all aspects of Windows 10 – including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for Windows 10 compatibility.
Windows 10 also starts rolling out to Xbox One today and select mobile phones soon, said Microsoft.
Many individuals and organisations wait for the first “Service Pack” of a new Windows operating system before making the switch.
“Most importantly, with this free update we have reached the point in the platform’s maturity where we can confidently recommend Windows 10 deployment to whole organisations,” said Microsoft.
New services aimed at IT
Microsoft also announced the launch of two new free services aimed at IT departments.
- Windows Update for Business provides IT controls over the deployment of updates within their organisations. Features include setting up device groups with staggered deployments and scaling deployments with network optimisations.
- Windows Store for Business provides IT a way to find, acquire, manage, and distribute apps to Windows 10 devices – both Windows Store apps and custom line of business apps. Organisations choose their preferred distribution method by directly assigning apps, publishing apps to a private store, or connecting with management solutions.