Windows 10 1607, also known as the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, has been declared as a Current Branch for Business release, “and is ready for deployment”, a significant milestone that gives organizations confidence to further accelerate deployments.
The Version 1607 has already been the Current Branch release for consumers now for almost four months.
To reach this milestone, Microsoft notes that they addressed nearly 1,000 feedback items from all types of customers, including enterprises performing pilot deployments. “This is an important milestone,” the company said today, “and signifies that this version has been validated by customers, OEMs and partners giving organizations the confidence to further accelerate deployments at scale.”
Windows 10 build 14393.447 – which the company delivered to consumers’ PCs earlier this month – is the new release for business customers installed by KB 3200970 or any later update. For most organizations, Microsoft said, “no specific action is needed to take advantage of this CBB declaration, if you have latest cumulative update installed.”
The new release replaces Version 1511, also known as the November Update, which made its way to the Current Branch for Business in April.
Businesses are seeing significant value, enhanced security and improved productivity with Windows 10 today, Microsoft said adding, in January, “over 76% of enterprise customers were engaged in active Windows 10 pilots,” and today in an unprecedented reaction to the OS, “a 3x increase in Windows 10 enterprise deployments over the last six months” is noticed.
Further, the company said they will be publishing an updated media to the Volume Licensing Service Center and to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in January next year, “primarily just for convenience.”