So far, Windows 10 is known as a fairly problematic operating system. In addition to the data collection charges of which the OS is the subject, recent user reports have indicated that the move to Redstone 3 was not snug. Some users have been weaned off security updates against the Meltdown and Spectrum vulnerabilities. The company had mainly raised problems of compatibility with some antivirus solutions. Microsoft has taken the seed to improve the deployment of April Update ...
With the introduction of artificial intelligence to the deployment process
The Redmond firm did not wait until May 8 (the official start date for Redstone 4) to play the AI card. According to the report, the failures of the Redstone 3 deployment resulted in a pilot program. The maneuver was intended to cause an artificial intelligence to recognize the devices most likely to receive the contents.
"Our AI approach intelligently selects the devices that our telemetry data targets as those that can offer the best update experience and streams content to them first. As we deploy, we collect the data we use to re-train our models to detect which devices are likely to have a positive update experience and where we have to wait for the level of trust to be optimal to start the process. Our overall goal is to ensure that users receive reliable and secure updates, which means that the speed of deployment is determined by the degree of security, "writes the Redmond firm.
"When our model and telemetry data indicate that there might be some concerns, we adjust very quickly and block the release of the update on affected devices until a thorough investigation comes to light the situation. Once the blur is resolved, we start again with more confidence. So we can adjust the deployment of the update without users having to lift a finger, "she adds.
Microsoft must also handle device cases that have already been updated, but are showing problems later. The firm said to be able to detect situations that fall in this case in a relatively short period of time thanks to its intelligence device armed with artificial intelligence.
"A recent example is that of unwanted reboots and black screens that we detected a day after it first appeared. We immediately blocked updates to devices that could be affected and communicated with consumers within 24 hours. In tandem with Avast, we identified a component of the Avast Behavior Shield module that was in conflict with the April update. The publisher has published a fix right now to prevent the situation from happening again, allowing us to continue with the support of the devices involved, "reads it.
The IA approach has a positive impact. Microsoft reports that 250,000 workstations have been updated in half the time required for the release of Redstone 3. Building on these advances, Microsoft announces the entry into the final phase of the broadcast of the Redstone 4: cover all 450,000 remaining devices.
Windows 10 faster and more reliable than ever
Consumers also pointed to the instability of the operating system and slowness following the application of previous major updates. With the Redstone 4 on its system we must expect improvements supposed to make forget these episodes. "Preliminary data shows that the quality of the April update exceeds that of previous versions of Windows 10 in terms of reliability and performance," writes Microsoft. In the numbers, Microsoft announced 20% reduction in system instability, a 63% reduction in offline device update time, and a 40-50% improvement in Edge browser launch time. While the true scope of the numbers is hard to grasp, Microsoft has released a graph that illustrates how consumer tech support is decreasing as the number of active Windows 10 devices increases.