Prepare for a 10GB on-premises Unified Update Platform (UUP) rollout

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  • The Unified Update Platform (UUP) mechanism for updates will go online from March 28.
  • Microsoft announced this through a recent blog post on the Tech Community’s official website.
  • We will get smaller updates, but in next week’s update, there will be a one-time 10GB download.


We don’t know if you heard yet, but Microsoft has shared a new Tech Community blog post letting organizations know that the Unified Update Platform (UUP) mechanism for updates will go online from March 28.

Know that, with the launch of UUP on-premises, organizations will be able to expect smaller update downloads, however, on next week’s update, there will be a one-time 10GB download.

Also, keep in mind that, once that’s installed, you’ll be ready for future updates via UUP. We’ll get more into it right now.

What’s Microsoft preparing for Windows 11 on March 28?

Speaking of updates, note that Microsoft is reportedly working on a new feature on the Canary Channel, just in case you wanted to check that out.

Note that, in the first update, due March 28, Microsoft will re-release the KB5023706 update to all the eligible devices.

You have to keep in mind that this update won’t contain any other fixes but it will enable future UUP updates.

It will go out to distribution points in your organization but endpoint clients that already got the KB5023706 update from March 14 will not install the update.

To summarize a bit, UUP is the future of Windows 11, version 22H2 updates. Be sure to also check out the bugs and problems for Windows 11 22H2.

And, if your WSUS or Microsoft Configuration Manager is configured to sync, your organization will start syncing the extra 10GB download after March 28th.

Furthermore, it’s just a one-time download to distribution points. Therefore, all Windows 11, version 22H2 updates will be UUP on-premises updates, and downloads to distribution points will be the same size as pre-UUP updates.

In truth, the shift to UUP is not just some silly renaming project from Microsoft, it does actually bring tangible improvements to updates on Windows 11 for organizations.

Actually, monthly quality update client downloads are 30% smaller, there’s cumulative update integration with feature updates which lets you get current in one reboot, there’s automatic OS healing during the update process that doesn’t require admin intervention, and more.

Ready for these new updates from Microsoft? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts and opinions with us.

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