Installing the latest Windows 365 updates and troubleshooting other issues should hopefully be less distracting for everyone thanks to a new tool from Microsoft coming soon.
The company has revealed that it’s working on adding new settings that should mean Windows 365 updates or other background fixes won’t hijack or reboot your PC when you’re busy with an important task.
The new “maintenance windows” are designed to cause as little disruption as possible, the company says, hopefully resolving one of the most common complaints for Windows 365 users everywhere.
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In its entry on the official Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab)describes that the new maintenance windows cover both downtime and service functions.
Scheduled at regular intervals, they will cover “general maintenance activities” in hopes of “disturbing the end user as little as possible,” Microsoft says.
This should result in fewer unexpected or annoying device delays or update installations at peak times, as the service learns when you use Windows 365 most often and works around that.
The service is currently still described as “under development”, meaning users may not be able to use it for some time. According to the roadmap, the service will be generally available in June 2023 for Windows 365 users around the world to experience.
The news comes shortly after Microsoft also unveiled Microsoft Office 365 Government Secret Cloud (opens in new tab), the most secure environment ever for the company’s most important collaboration tool. It offers highly secure variants of email clients Exchange and Outlook, as well as its Office software suite, giving its productivity tools a level of security and compliance suitable for government use.
Microsoft is somewhat in the process of an update at this point and recently announced the end of its Windows 7 and 8 product lines. The legacy operating systems will no longer receive Microsoft security updates from January 10, 2023, marking the end of their official lifespan.