Paul Gregory | 10 October 2012
With Windows 8 and Server 2012 being in the hands of OEM’s for a few weeks now that has caused a number of updated to be required to support new hardware, software and experience elements because of the touch user interface.
Normally these updates would be rolled into Windows silently by the OEM and once they have been through all the testing and approval process would start to make up part of Service Pack 1 for the product. Because of some of the fundamental changes Microsoft have made around this new OS, they want to get these updates tested and distributed much, much quicker into the general product. The release of this Cumulative Update for both Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 on the 9th October 2012 so a dramatic improvement in these processes over previous operating system releases. The update mostly covers improvements in areas of:
- Increased power efficiency to extend battery life
- Performance improvements in Windows 8 applications and Start screen
- Improved audio and video playback in many scenarios
- Improved application and driver compatibility with Windows 8
You will also notice a number of the Windows 8 components will be updated over the next day or two to also support Cumulative Update. More details can be found hereand full training for Windows 8 and Server 2012 is available from us here @QATraining