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WSUS 3.2 End of Life Extends; Microsoft Rechristens ‘Health’ app as ‘Band’

Microsoft extended WSUS 3.0 SP 2 (WSUS 3.2) support to coincide with the Windows Server 2008 R2 end of support date.

Microsoft notes, “because WSUS 3.2 had a separate support lifecycle, that was due to end in July of 2017, even though extended support for Windows Server 2008/R2 continues until January of 2020.” To remedy this situation, “we have extended WSUS 3.2 support to coincide with Windows Server 2008/R2 end of support date,” Microsoft explained.

Now, both will be supported through January 14, 2020.

Furthermore, the team advises organizations those running WSUS 3.2 servers to move to WSUS 4.0 [Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2], or later [Windows Server 2016].

For those running Windows 10, “they should also consider moving to either WSUS 4.0 or later,” copmany advised, “to support the deployment of Windows 10 feature updates.”

Because, “WSUS 3.2 will never be able to fully support Windows 10 servicing (specifically feature updates),” noted microsoft, “and in order to experience the true vision for Windows as a service, you’ll need to use WSUS 4.0 or later” added Microsoft.

This type of update support has been added to WSUS 4.0 via [an update to WSUS itself], noted Microsoft.

Those looking to migrate to WSUS 4.0 (or later), a guide helping you through the process is available HERE.

In other news,

Microsoft Health app on Windows, and Android has been rebranded as “Microsoft Band.”

So now, if you visit Microsoft’s app listing for Andorid and Windows today, the Health service team at Microsoft has now renamed the app from Microsoft Health as “Microsoft Band”, however, on iOS, the old brandig remain unchanged.

Microsoft Health web site reads:

“Microsoft Band app works with the phone you own. Through the Microsoft Band app, you can sync your Microsoft Health data with apps like MyFitnessPal, Strava, RunKeeper, and MapMyFitness. “

“Microsoft Band app uses your phone’s motion tracker to track daily steps and calories burned.”[…] “You can use the Microsoft Band app and the Microsoft Health web dashboard to get personal insights even if you don’t have a Microsoft Band.”

Also, a changelog on Google Play Store reveals:

– We’ve got a new name! The Microsoft Health app is now the Microsoft Band app, everything else is the same.
– Bug Fixes

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