The coronavirus continues to leave sequels. Thousands of deaths pass, the economic impact on companies is quite remarkable. For example, YouTube, Netflix or PlayStation 4 have been forced to misuse their services so that they don't flood the network and a giant like Google is affected. Big G has announced that it will freeze all updates to both the Chrome web browser and its Chrome OS operating system as long as it is not necessary to not disturb all users who rely on those functions to work from home.
Of course Microsoft is not immune to this whole situation and will take action on this issue. Just announce that Windows will stop getting unnecessary updates And Microsoft aims to prioritize the safety and privacy of its users rather than adding new functions.
Windows will not update – unless necessary – thanks to COVID-19
Beginning in May 2020, we suspend all unbiased uninstall security updates (C and D updates) for all supported Windows client types and server products to prioritize security and keep customers safe and productive. More details here: https://t.co/G5NcWtIiEQ.
– Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) March 24, 2020
This has been proven by the company itself in several publications where it provides all the details of this decision. Microsoft's priority will be to look for updates that ensure Windows security and, of course, will leave any specific update, C and D calls often including upgrades and minor repairs.
Now, Microsoft has made it clear that those steps are They will not start operating until May so it is likely that we will see an unpleasant recovery of the remainder of the month of March and April.
This has two possible readings. Microsoft, on the other hand, does not want to have problems updating its operating system and causing errors. Many people and employees of Windows-to-telecommunications companies leave their homes, so you already know this phrase, if something works … you better not touch anything
On the other hand, Microsoft as a company is also facing a coronavirus effect on its employees. The fact that workers are not 100 percent reticent and cannot attend Redmond offices will work causing obvious delays in the rehabilitation program. So the company decided it was better protect the safety of your employees and that these focus only on those important projects, such as security patches and repairs.
In short, Microsoft since May it will stop working on updates C and D and focus on B, namely:
Renewal C and D.They are released on the third and fourth weeks of each month respectively. As we mentioned earlier, optional updates have little to do with security.
Rehabilitation B: Published on the second Tuesday of each month. Includes safety enhancements and quality adjustments.
And to you, what do you think of this Microsoft rating?