Thanks to the always-vigilant Mary Jo Foley, I learned yesterday that a key Windows dashboard has a new look. When I say Windows Release Health gets MS makeover, I mean the web page that reports on Windows 10 issues and conditions is snazzed up. It not only covers releases back to 1607. It also provides pointers galore. You’ll find links to information about releases, updates, OS deployment and the Windows lifecycle. You can see this in the lead-in graphic for this story, in fact.
So What If Windows Release Health Gets MS Makeover?
MJF tweeted that this “new and improved” layout “looks nice” and brings “lots of Win 10 resources in one place.” I concur. This reworked page makes it easy to keep up with all mainained releases from one dashboard. This one’s definitely worth bookmarking, and visiting regularly.
Here’s a summary of what’s in the page header shown in the graphic. I also list releases for which known issues, release notes, “What’s New” info, and so forth, are available:
- Windows 10 release information and servicing options: Comprehensive list of current Windows 10, and Enterprise/IoT LTSB/LTSC editions.
- How to get Windows 10, version 20H2: A blog post explaining where and how to get 20H2 installed.
- Explore the latest features for IT professionals: Another blog post that explains where to get ISOs, how enablement packages work, and new 20H2 features.
- Windows update fundamentals: Windows as a service: MS Docs file explains how to build, deploy and service WaaS environments.
- How to plan for, prepare & deploy updates for Windows 10: describes “how to effectively roll out updates to Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 apps.” Pointers to prep for the Modern Desktop Administrator Associate cert, too.
- Frequently asked questions: Windows lifecycle: the latest version (currently dated 10/14/2020) for the Windows Lifecycle FAQ, including servicing timelines.
Versions of Windows on this page include 20H2, 2004, 1909, 1809, 1803 and 1607. That final item comes courtesy of LTSC, which uses this version as a still-current base.
MS did a nice job on this effort. Hats off for consolidating lots of useful info, and making it easy to find. Once again: bookmark this one!