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Module 2: Windows as a Service (WaaS)

Monthly update release


(Patch Tuesday)
Innovation delivered at
Service Pack
Long service pack
release cycle
Long vNext cycle

Selective deployment
of updates
Selectivity justified by
AppCompat,
bandwidth, others
App remediation
typically shelved and
updates never applied

Accepted short-term
risk increase
Insidious long-term risk
App portfolio ages
Out-dated system
baselines
Costly to operate nonhomogenous estate
Hidden remediation
cost - remediate
before an upgrade

Delivering Windows as a Service

Consumer devices

Business devices

Updates installed via Windows Update


as they arrive

Updates installed via Windows


Update for Business after validation

Keeping hundreds of millions of


consumers up to date and secure on the
Current Branch

Features are validated


in the market

Large and diverse user base helps drive


quality of the OS updates

Current Branch for business

BYOD devices are up to date

Specialized systems
Update Control with WSUS
Examples: Air Traffic Control,
Emergency Rooms
No new functionality between
Long Term Servicing Branch(es)
Regular security updates

Validation and Branches


Quality & Value*

Business Release
General Release

Internal
Release

Engineering
Builds

Windows Insider
Slow ring
Windows Insider
Preview
Fast ring
Release
Preview
Release

Broad Internal
Validation

Customer Early Access

Business targeted release

Public GA Release

Customer Early Access

Current Branch

Current Branch for Business


Time

*Conceptual illustration only

Branches and SKUs

CB
CBB
LTSB

Home

Home

Pro

Pro

Pro

Ent

Ent

Ent
Time

Support Schedule
CBB

CB

LTSB
CB

CB

CBB

CBB

CB
CBB
LTSB
Time

Windows Update for Business (New)

Get Current
Faster

Management
Cost

Secure
Faster

Windows Insider Preview Branch


Windows Insider
Preview Branch

Pre-release Windows 10
builds and features
Post-Windows 10 RTM
developmental train for the
next wave of innovation
Available through the
Windows Insider Program
Home and Pro SKU only

Individuals use a Microsoft


Account to enroll in the
program
Deployment is managed by
Microsoft through Windows
Update or periodic media
release
Offers Slow or Fast adoption
cadence
Fast
Slow
Updated Preview ISOs will be
released to coincide with the
Slow release

Early access to releases


Preview developer tools for
applications
Evaluate new features as
they are being developed
Incubate the future of
Windows in your
organization
Help shape the future of
Windows
Participation in the Windows
Insider community

Windows Insider Preview Branch Integration


Overview

System
Selection

Potential
Activities

Current Branch
Windows Insider
Preview Branch
Current Branch

Public release of new


features
Release cadence is slower
than the Preview Branch
Validation by millions of
Windows Insider Program
users prior to release
Feature set is ready for
broad adoption
Home, Pro and Ent SKU

Existing Windows 10 systems


on the Current Branch
Supported down-level
Windows operating systems
Deployment is managed
using existing tools
Release performs an
upgrade of the existing
Windows 10 installation
Periodic ISO media update

Latest innovation for


Windows
Release cadence is expected
to be 2-3 times per year
Monthly updates will be
released as cumulative
packages

Selecting Systems for the Current Branch


Overview

System
Selection

Updating
Systems

Current Branch For Business


Windows Insider
Preview Branch
Current Branch

RTM

Current Branch
for Business

RTM

Quality + Updates

Deferred CB
CB is validated by hundreds
of millions of users prior to
update release
Validation by selected
business systems in your
organization

Deferred CB installation
Deployment is managed by
WU, WUB, WSUS, MDM or
Configuration Manager
Optional 8 month deferral
when using WU, WUB,
WSUS, MDM or
Configuration Manager

Ready for broad corporate


adoption
Businesses are able to stay
up to date but at a slower
pace to allow for internal
validation
Ability to stage internal
deployment

Corporate Adoption Waves


Lab Systems
IT Pro
IT Dev
2nd PC

Windows

Insider
Preview
Branch

IT Pro
IT Dev
Primary PC

Current
Branch

4 Months
(minimum)

IT Pro
IT Dev
Early Adopters
Change Agents

Current Branch
for Business
Ring 0

Limited Corporate
Systems

Current Branch
for Business
Ring 1

8 Months
(minimum)
12 month deployment (minimum)

Broad Corporate
Systems

Current Branch
for Business
Ring 2

100%

Current Branch for Business and Existing Devices


Overview

Deployment
Framework

Updating
Systems

Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)


Windows Insider
Preview Branch

Current Branch

RTM

Current Branch
for Business

RTM

Long-Term Servicing
Branch

RTM

Specific media for LTSB


First LTSB will align with the
release of Windows 10 on July 29
2015
3-6 month notification prior to
releasing an LTSB

Only for Windows 10 Enterprise


Edition
Requires Enterprise and Software
Assurance Agreements

Release cadence is longer than


Current Branch for Business
Innovation delivered only at next
LTSB release
In place upgrade from one LTSB
to another
Ability to skip one LTSB release

Enterprise Adoption Options


Capability

Current Branch For Business

Long-Term Servicing Branch

Recommended Enterprise use scenario

General information worker systems;


salesforce, etc.

Special systems:
Air Traffic Control; Hospital ER, IoT, ATM
etc.

Value of the latest features as they are released


Several months to consume feature updates
Modern and compatibility web browsing choices

Support for IE11

Support for Universal Office and 1st party Universal


apps
Support for Win 32 Office
Ongoing security updates for the lifetime of the
branch
Configuration Manager 2012 support
No feature upgrade required to stay supported

In-Place Upgrade to vNext

Long-Term Servicing Branch Deployment


Overview

New
Systems
Existing
Systems

Assessment

Windows 10 Upgrade
Release

7/8/8.1 => 10

10-=>new

Summer 2015

OS swap

Fall 2015

OS swap

OS swap

Summer 2016

OS swap

Upgrade via servicing (from fall 2015)


OS swap (from summer 2015)

OS Swap

Upgrade via servicing

What you are seeing today


3GB image
1-2 hours
Colorful screen on first logon

New option, not for down level systems


Fall 2015 release sets baseline
Subsequent upgrades leverage it
Shorter time, no colorful screen on
logon
Image size reductions are being
investigated for summer 2016

Windows Branches and Applications


Overview

Approach

Whats
Changed ?
An Update
Broke My
Apps

Market driven quality: external and internal


Hundreds
of millions
10s of
thousands

Several Million

Users

Engineering
builds

Broad
Microsoft
internal
validation

Microsoft
Insider Preview
Branches
(Fast and Slow)

Current Branch

Current Branch for Business

Time
Customer
Internal Ring
I*

Customer
Internal Ring
II*

4 to 6 months

Customer
Customer
Internal Ring
Internal Ring
III*
IV*

4 months
8 months
*Managed with Update tools
or WUB
*Conceptual illustration only

Integrating into Existing Release Management Processes


Preview Branch

Familiar process

Quality-based release

Develop

Current Branch for


Business Ring 2

Measurable progress

Current Branch
Production

Test

Clear signoff requirement


Pre-Production

User Acceptance
Testing

Inherently open to future innovation


Current Branch for
Business Ring 1

Current Branch for


Business Ring 0

Moving Branches
Current
Preview

CB

CBB

LTSB

Preview

CB

CBB

LTSB

In-place upgrade

Downgrade Reinstall
Windows

Downgrade Reinstall
Windows

Downgrade Reinstall
Windows

In-place upgrade

In-place upgrade

Downgrade Reinstall
Windows

Downgrade Reinstall
Windows

In-place upgrade

Downgrade Reinstall
Windows

In-place upgrade

In-place upgrade

In-place upgrade

In-place upgrade

In-place upgrade

In-place upgrade

Wipe and Load Windows 10 deployment and solution to migrate data/settings