This is an update post on the much awaited Windows Autopatch service. This went from Public Preview to General Availability today (12/06/2022) and number of good improvements have been introduced and I would like to go through them.
If you haven’t read my previous posts on Windows Autopatch, please check them from below.
Tenant enrollment is much more easier than the Public Preview as the Promo code redemption subscription addition has taken out. Below are the steps on enrolling the tenant.
Running readiness checks to verify there are no major errors
Going through the rest of the steps to complete enrollment
Providing contact information – this is useful when service tickets raised
Device Registration page has a new tab called Not Ready. This simply shows the devices which have been discovered after adding to the Windows Autopatch Device Registration group and which may have issues acquiring updates via the service. While testing this I got one of my devices in the Not Ready state.
Click on the device to get a closer look on the issues
Release Management Schedules
Staying true to it’s name Autopatch, now you can see the schedules for the releases for all the rings under main categories Windows Quality Update – (Month) and Windows Feature Update – (Windows flavor, version) with the completion date. Pause and Resume functions are best if and when you have issues in any of the updates according to my understanding.
Endpoint Manager Portal > Tenant Administration > Release Management under Windows Autopatch
Learn more :
Read my previous blog posts on Windows Autopatch
UPDATE – 16.08.2022
A new section has been added under Windows Autopatch in Tenant Administration. This section is similar to Admin Center Messages and Health dashboard but relevant to Windows Autopatch.