Microsoft announced last week that it will make generally available a feature dubbed “Autopatch” included in Windows Enterprise E3 in July 2022.
Lior Bela, senior product marketing manager at Microsoft, said in a post last week:
“This service will keep Windows and Office software on enrolled endpoints up-to-date automatically, at no additional cost. The second Tuesday of every month will be ‘just another Tuesday.”
The feature is currently set to work with all supported versions of Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows 365 for Enterprise. There are currently no plans to support Windows Server OS or Windows 365 for Business.
Microsoft has said that the feature aims to mitigate the complexity associated with software updates, particularly in enterprise IT environments. It also aims to close security gaps introduced as a result of failing to apply patches quickly enough, thus increasing the risk of potential threats.