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.

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As per January 2014 the’re 15 Updates (3.12.8198.0) and 1 Feature Pack available for Windows Azure Pack.

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http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=windows%20azure

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.

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Through Programs and Features section you can verify the versions installed of the various Windows Azure Pack components.

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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.

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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!

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