Discovering the Windows 10 Update history pages


Wouldn’t it be nice if it was easy to find information on the latest improvements and fixes in Windows as well as any known issues? Hi, my name is Christine and I’m on the
Windows Update team. We believe our documentation should reflect
the needs of our customers. That’s why—for every monthly quality update we release for Windows—we provide insight into the specific improvements we made for that update, whether it be a new feature or a fix for an existing issue. We also provide instructions on how to get the update, including any prerequisites or recommendations that will help make the update process go more smoothly. Release notes are published in the form of public knowledge base articles every time we release a monthly update. In addition to summarizing key changes in the update, release notes offer a summary of any known issues related to the update. They outline symptoms or behaviors associated with an issue and provide workarounds to help you avoid or remediate the issue until it has been resolved —which typically occurs in a future monthly update. Once an issue has been resolved, the release notes are updated to include a link to the KB for the release containing the fix. While release notes are not new to the Windows update release process, we have improved the way you find and view them. In the past, to find a release note for a
given update, you had to perform a web search. To do this successfully, you had to know the release date, build number, or KB number. Each set of release notes was published as a standalone page, with no way to view all the release notes for a given version of Windows. With Windows 10, we introduced the Windows 10 Update history page—a single landing page from which you can quickly access information about each feature update and the release notes for each monthly update. Your feedback on this experience —and the ability to easily see all the release notes for a given release—led us to create additional update history pages for down-level versions of Windows. That is why today you’ll also find update history pages for Windows 8.1 through Windows 7. Additionally, with the Windows 10 October
2018 Update, we provided greater transparency on the Windows 10 update history page, offering information to help you quickly track the progress of a rollout and find the current status of that release, including any upgrade blocks. We know that you need consistent, timely information to make informed decisions about when and how to deploy updates to the devices in your
organization. We are currently working on simplifying our update history and release note experiences even further. In the meantime, if you are looking at the
known issues section of a release notes KB and don’t see what you’re experiencing, please let us know through the Feedback Hub by pressing Windows key + F. We’ll get started on finding a resolution. We’d really like to hear from you. Are you using release notes today? How can we make them a more valuable resource for you and your organization? Please take our short survey and share your
thoughts. We are gathering your feedback to improve
your Windows experience. We hope you find this video helpful. Thank you for watching and have a great day! [MUSIC]

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