Microsoft will handle Windows 10 upkeep as part of the device-as-a-service (DaaS) Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) subscription, the company said at its Ignite conference.

"We will manage all the updates that happen on this device," Nathan Mercer, a senior product marketing manager, said in a 15-minute session on MMD at last week's Ignite. "We'll manage all the Windows 10 feature updates. You'll be getting Semi-annual Channel updates for this device. We'll also be managing the Office updates and the monthly quality updates that come from Windows as well."

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Those twice-annual feature upgrades and monthly security updates – as well as a host of other bug fixes for Windows that shoot out the refresh pipeline – will be delivered through Windows Update for Business (WUfB), a spin-off of the better-known Windows Update service.

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