Windows 10 April 2018 Update, rapid deployment with minimal bugs according to Microsoft

Microsoft has just announced that Windows 10 April 2018 Update is now available for a large number of devices. Its matrix intelligence system is at the origin of this rapid deployment.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update, rapid deployment with minimal bugs according to Microsoft

The arrival of a new version of Windows 10 takes some time before all PCs on the planet can enjoy it. This deployment process works in waves. Generally, Microsoft needs about three months to complete it.

According to John Cable (Partner Director of Software Engineering), Redmond’s IA system has taken the final step much faster. It indicates

“Our artificial intelligence approach intelligently selects devices that, based on our feedback data, would have an excellent upgrade experience. First, it offers the April 2018 update to these devices. …] As we deploy, we continually collect experience data to update. Our overall deployment goal is a secure and reliable upgrade, which means we only go faster than what is secure. «

In order to highlight its quality approach, Microsoft explains that if devices where Windows 10 v1803 is already available encounter problems, its teams communicate via its customer service forums to inform about the actions implemented. For example, we learn that a problem of black screen and untimely restart was detected within 24 hours after its first appearance. An action to block the update was immediately put in place for all PCs likely to encounter this failure. Within 24 hours, in collaboration with Avast, the cause of the problem was identified (Avast Behavior Shield). A patch has been released and deployment has resumed for these devices.

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update, fewer bugs
Microsoft claims to have used a similar approach to that used with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Windows 10 April 2018 Update would be the fastest deployment version in the history of Windows 10.

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It would be present on 250 million devices for a total of about 700 million.

Microsoft adds that the number of bugs is the lowest while customer satisfaction is on the rise.

“Early data shows that the quality of the April 2018 Update exceeds previous versions of Windows 10. This concerns reliability and performance. Our internal customer support teams see a continued reduction in the phone and online support requests for Windows 10 with April 2018 Update.

Windows 10 April 2018 is now available through Windows Update for any Windows 10 PC.