Windows 10 April update fully available
According to Microsoft, the Windows 10 April Update has entered the final phase of the rollout process. It’s now fully available to all compatible Windows 10 devices and will automatically roll out through Windows Update.
For enterprise users, IT administrators can now decide when to broadly deploy the update after validation of apps, devices, and infrastructure.
If you work with these questions in your organization, check out Microsoft’s Update Overview.
A fast AI-powered update
Like many others, Microsoft continues to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has played a role in the Windows 10 April Update. This is the first time that Microsoft has leveraged AI at scale during an update rollout.
Their AI approach entails that devices that should be handed the update first, gets selected based on Microsoft’s feedback data that indicates which ones that should have the best update experience.
The AI approach helps Microsoft to quickly spot issues when deploying the update which has resulted in a faster update. The Windows 10 April Update reached 250 million devices in less than half the time it took for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to do so.
Continous quality improvements
Since the arrival of the new update, Microsoft is already seeing improvements in Windows 10, which now is in the deployed on 700 million monthly active devices.
Early data indicates improvements in both reliability and performance compared to previous Windows 10 versions.
Below are the improvements Microsoft have presented in numbers:
- Reduction in system stability issues by 20%
- A total reduction of 20% in operating system and driver stability issues, in collaboration with hardware partners, on over 400k ecosystem drivers
- Faster updates by reducing the amount of time your device is offline updating by up to 63%
- Improved launch times in Microsoft Edge by up to 40-50%
The internal customer support at Microsoft is also seeing a continued reduction in call and online requests for the Windows 10 April Update, which implies a successful start for the update.