Microsoft is taking a page out of Apple’s playbook and will be taking over Windows phone updates when Windows 10 Mobile is released, bypassing the carriers and delivering updates directly to the end user. Before you get too excited though, the initial Windows 10 Mobile update will still come through each carrier, so it may be some time before your Windows Phone device gets the update to Windows 10.
Terry Myerson posted on Microsoft’s Ignite blog earlier this month when he discussed security as it pertains to Windows Update for Business. One of the features he mentioned included adding Windows Phone devices to the update process.
With all these protections in place, the fact still remains, the number one thing a business can do to protect their devices is to keep them up-to-date with the latest security updates. Here at Microsoft, we take our responsibility to keep Windows secure seriously. We follow up on all reported security issues, continuously probe our software with leading edge techniques, and proactively update supported devices with necessary updates to address issues. And today, we’re announcing this continuous update process applies to all Windows 10 devices, including phones.
Microsoft told ZDNet that carriers will still be part of the process however, and would be part of the Windows Insider testing program and their feedback would assist with deciding when an update is ready to go out to devices. New features and security updates would then be pushed out to all personal and business Windows 10 Mobile devices at the same time once Microsoft pushes them out.
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