Update Windows Azure Pack by Windows Software Update Services
Last week I noticed that Windows Azure Pack updates became available as new product category through Windows Software Updates. This enables you to keep your Windows Azure Pack infrastructure up-to-date with the latest updates and improvements in a simple and controled manner by your current WSUS or Configuration Manager infrastructure.
As per January 2014 the’re 15 Updates (3.12.8198.0) and 1 Feature Pack available for Windows Azure Pack.
By using the regular Software Update process of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 I made the updates available to my Windows Azure Pack lab environment and deployed them succesfully without any issues.
Through Programs and Features section you can verify the versions installed of the various Windows Azure Pack components.
Although this is a great feature I can hear your skepticism since the quality of updates – let’s put it this way – leave room for improvement since the importance and impact it might have of your Windows Azure Infrastructure, which is key.
Despite that fact which not relieve us of the obligation to test extensively, I am convinced that this is a very useful and welcome addition to keep the good things up and improve them in continiously way!