Microsoft is tweaking Windows update UI to allow new “Optional updates” area that will let users choose the required Driver updates as directed by support teams. For enabling this Microsoft is also enabling partners to publish drivers as automatic.
Driver publishing can be complicated. Optional drivers have various methods of acquisition, which creates confusion. Starting now we are making changes to streamline things a bit. All partners will now be able to publish drivers as automatic! This grants access to driver flighting, and gradual rollout. Which will allow Microsoft, and our partners to detect issues earlier and take corrective action if necessary.
Microsoft has termed this new publishing strategy as “Manual Drivers”. It grants Microsoft access to driver flighting, and gradual rollout. This as per Microsoft will allow to detect issues earlier and take corrective action if necessary.
- Opening the Automatic publication path to all driver manufacturers – enabling the entire ecosystem to benefit from Microsoft’s quality and reliability processes.
- Allowing Automatic drivers to be offered to Windows 10 clients during throttling via the new Windows Update UX, enabling support teams to quickly address driver issues in the field without waiting for a full release.