Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 Cumulative Patching
Many Radia users have been highlighting the fact that Microsoft is making changes to the way it releases patches for all versions of Windows going forward. The latest in the series of updates coming from Redmond can be found at:
Radia is well-equipped to handle these changes and you will have uninterrupted support for your large Windows 7 deployments with any release of Radia. We do not anticipate any changes needed to servers or agents. The key thing to understand is that the only change that Microsoft is introducing is a cumulative update instead of individual bulletins. Unlike Windows 10, there are no branches. The experience of the patching process will be similar to what you are already used to doing for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with the added convenience that there will be fewer updates to apply. Please note that just like in the case of Windows 10, all updates will be an all-or-nothing cumulative update that gets applied and the reporting will reflect the reduced granularity in the cumulative update.
This article has been left open for comments as we anticipate there may be follow up questions for Accelerite and the Radia community. If you have questions specific to your environment then as ever please log a support case.