anniversary update

Windows 10 v1607, aka the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was announced for consumers earlier this year in August 2016. Today, the Redmond giant has announced the availability of the Anniversary Update for Organizations and is now the Current Branch for Business (CBB) too.

With this milestone, organizations can be assured of the same experience as the rest of the hundreds of millions of devices which are already on the Anniversary Update Build 1607.

The company claims to have addressed nearly a thousand items of feedback from all types of customers, including enterprises performing pilot deployments.

Michael Niehaus stated:

The market reaction to Windows 10 has been unprecedented with a 3X increase in Windows 10 enterprise deployments over the last six months. It has been incredible to see customers from around the world embrace Windows 10, including Australian Department of Human Services, Hendrick Motorsports and Crystal Group of Companies. We have also seen strong engagement from our partner ecosystem with over 900 of our largest partners trained this year alone on Windows 10 deployment.

With Windows 10 we set out to provide both advanced security and the best platform for reducing the complexities of modern IT. By implementing Windows 10, customers are 58% less likely to encounter ransomware than when running Windows 7. Enhanced cloud infrastructure allows our antimalware researchers to utilize machine learning models to identify and block malware more quickly, improving response time from hours to just minutes.

Windows 10 is also simplifying IT and significantly reducing deployment times. For example, with Windows Upgrade Analytics, customers can better assess their readiness for Windows 10 deployment and reduce an upgrade process that used to take years to just months or weeks. Windows 10 is also our most compatible release ever and with 99% of the top 3,000 apps shown to be compatible, customers are deploying at scale with confidence.

For an organization who already has the latest cumulative update installed, you are all set, no specific action is needed to take advantage of the CBB declaration. The software giant is releasing Windows 10 Build 14393.447 to CBB.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update will provide enhanced security and improved productivity for Businesses.

With the Windows 10 1607 Current Branch for Business declaration, now is the time to accelerate your Windows 10 deployment.