Microsoft Launches New Autopatch Service For Big Enterprises

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Microsoft’s new Autopatch service for large enterprise customers is now available. The Microsoft-managed service will help automate the process of patching flaws for administrators who control tens of thousands of PCs.

Autopatch, a Microsoft service, provides Windows 10 and Windows 11 quality and features update for drivers, firmware and Microsoft 365 apps such as Teams, Word, Outlook and Excel.

The service is only available to Microsoft customers on big-ticket Windows Enterprise/Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 licenses.

For Autopatch to work, customers must have Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Microsoft’s Intune mobile device management service, and be running supported versions of Windows 10 and 11.

Customers can register devices with Autopatch and fine-tune their membership, but are limited in how they can customize the feature.

Customers who are not covered by these licenses will receive security updates on Patch Tuesday, while E3 and E5 customers can opt-in to a streamlined patch experience.

“Fortunately for all, the wait is over. We are pleased to announce that this service is now generally available for customers with Windows Enterprise E3 and E5 licenses. Microsoft will continue to release updates on the second Tuesday of every month, and now Autopatch helps streamline updating operations and create new opportunities for IT pros,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

The sources for this piece include an article in ZDNet.

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