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  • Do you need to test cumulative updates?

    Posted on February 28th, 2020 at 11:19 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I just stumbled across this video made by Microsoft back in November, that discusses how Microsoft rolls out cumulative updates internally.

    It’s… stunning. Start around 16:00 into the broadcast and you can hear a discussion of this slide:

    Beginning with Windows 8.1 or thereabouts, Microsoft itself stopped testing cumulative updates before rolling them out to their own machines.

    To date, we haven’t seen application compatibility issues with this approach.

    That speaks volumes, methinks.

    I’m sure we live in a parallel universe.