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Improved Windows Update due soon

 6:10 am on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

According to a recent post on the Microsoft Update Product Team Blog we can expect a new and improved Windows Update as early as the end of this month. It looks like they'll be rolling out the change gradually though.

Upcoming Update to Windows Update [blogs.technet.com]

So what are we doing this time? Well, this particular update won’t really change the way the client looks or feels to you, but you may notice some improvements in the length of time it takes Windows Update to scan for updates and how quickly you’ll receive signature updates. For example, in this update, we’ve invested heavily in reducing the amount of time it takes the Windows Update agent to scan to see if new updates are available. In this case, we’ve seen some instances of the scan times on some machines decreasing almost 20 percent.



 3:18 am on Jul 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

The update doesn't take too long already, haven't felt inconvenienced so for me, and ymmv, they're fixing something that isn't broke.


 3:49 am on Jul 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

>>fixing something that isn't broke.

Not according to Bill Gates: ;)


 5:57 am on Jul 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Not according to Bill Gates: ;)

That's a 5 year old e-mail they're quoting there. While interesting, I'm pretty sure that there have been changes to Windows Update since then. It actually works quite well today compared to the era referenced in that blog.


 2:00 am on Jul 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

In that five years, ADSL take-up has gone up 20-fold or more.

So, back then a lot of people were on dial-up and now they are on ADSL.

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