Hello and welcome back for part three on this modern desktops module. We are discussing how updates currently work. My name is Chris. If you're not following on in order, you may find this a little jarring. So please go back. Maybe one or two videos, have a look and follow through on this, but were effectively looking. We've just finished up.
updates how they work, how you should be looking to roll them out. We're now gonna talk about Microsoft 365 apse, which, if you don't know, is basically office.
All right, so let's get started. So the first option for updating office I'll use office because it's nice and quick to say, is the monthly channel. Now it's what it says on the tin. It receives feature updates approximately every month. They call it the monthly channel. Sometimes it shorter. Sometimes it's longer.
Sometimes it's really immediate if there's like a cute supercritical bug
that they found. But generally it's every month. All right, that's the easy one. Then we have semi annual channel, which is targeted now. This is a very specific word here.
Targeted receives feature updates in March and September, all right. So I'm gonna put the none of the months down for this march
All right, So receives feature updates then, and this is typically used for pilot users on application compatibility testers. That's why is targeted. Alright. Semi annual channels receive the updates every six months as same as the targeted one. But these are in January,
All right, so they receive it just a little bit after
the targeted groups, and I will actually bring up in just a second. A little graphic. That explains a lot of this. All right, So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna bring this up, and I'm gonna get rid of these because it actually explains it on the screen.
So let's get rid of that. There we go. Right. So
here's our monthly office channel, so I'm gonna mark these as one
Right. So monthly office channel. Here's our monthly office channel, and you can see every month. So you've got 12 blocks here, so these are just the months of the year all the way going. The law. All right,
Okay, what it will do. Microsoft will release patches every month, and then what they do is every six months they bundle them up into these little blocks here
and then, depending on whether you're in the semi annual turn on channel that's targeted, which is number two
or in the semi annual channel, you will get them either in March and September,
or you will get them in July on January. And that's basically how it works.
So you either want the patches every month or every six months, but having a little bit before everyone or every six months and have it after everyone's tested it. Those air effectively, your three options.
Um, now feature updates in the semi annual channel have already been released in monthly in the monthly channel in previous months. That's important to remember. You're not testing. If you are in the targeted channel, it just means that you're testing more things simultaneously, usually for your business.
Now the targeted channel. If you're running a business,
you want your pilot group in the targeted channel and then everyone else is in semi annual. All right.
It just means that you're not having to do these pilots every single month. They can be tedious.
So the targeted group just take six of them, puts them together, and then you test them all right. And that means you don't have to wait a whole year and do 12 all at once. I think 12 can probably be a little too much.
Now. The semiannual channel is the default update channel
massively important for marks off 365 laps. If you do not pick one, you'll get put in the semi annual channel.
All right, security updates. This is another thing we talked about. Feature updates of security updates Keep your APS protected from potential attacks they usually released on the second Tuesday of every month. We've mentioned Pat Shoes. They in pretty much every video so far.
It's important. Eso that's where they come in. They come in through Patch Tuesday on the second shoes there every month.
Now, quality updates provide your stability and performance improvements,
and these are sometimes referred to as what's known as non security
All right, said these
things that aren't to do with making your device less vulnerable. They are there to make quality of life better, so they make the program run smoother, less crashes that kind of thing. That's what you're talking about. There also usually released on Patch Tuesday, however, if necessary,
both types of updates. So both of these
can be released at other times. If Microsoft find, like a proper application killer tight bug, they will just release a soon as they know they've got that patch ready. They won't wait for the second Tuesday of the month, especially if it's just passed because weight in a month when you know there's a problem with your applications,
that's a PR disaster waiting to happen. All right. Okay, so we are at the end of this three part video series. My God, that was long, wasn't it? All right, let's have a quick pop quiz then. So
which update channel for Windows 10 does not support Microsoft? 365 APS. There's only one update channel that doesn't support it.
So we discussed this. There were a few. In fact, there was three.
So which of those three have a look back at the Windows 10 section? I believe it was Part two that we discussed that have a look back and see if you can isolate it and come back with the answer.
All right, if you said the long term servicing channel, you would be absolutely right. And for a little bit of bonus information, The Windows insider program and the semi annual channel are the other two options, and they both support Microsoft. 365 apse, which remember
office. But don't be confused. If people stopped talking about the word office and they start talking about Microsoft 365 APS, they're the same thing.
It's just Microsoft being Microsoft and loving to change things around on. People keep us on our toes,
All right, so all right, let's summarize then. So what if we discussed over these last few videos and certainly this module here? So we've discussed how to plan and deployment of Windows 10 on Microsoft 365 APS. So we talked about all the different tools that are available,
both for the operating system on DFO, the actual office environment as well.
Then we also discussed the deployment options for Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 laps. So we talked about the office deployment tool we talked to about what do we talk about there was quite a few. There was autopilot. Oh, it's quite long list, but yeah, they were.
There was a number of things. So this eo D t was for office.
this one here was for Windows 10.
All right, so usually when we talk about modern desktops, keep in mind. We are always talking Windows 10. Modern desktops. Eight is certainly No. Seven and backwards. Forget about it.
And then finally, we discussed the update model for Windows and Microsoft. 365 So here we were talking about the windows inside the program.
We talked about the semi annual
and then we talked about the lt S C, which was in the pop quiz. The long term servicing channel.
I hope this video has been informative for you. Thank you for joining me on. I will see you soon in the next module.