According to Microsoft’s announcement, the company will soon begin to provide enterprises with a new driver update service. The purpose of the new service is to improve the stability of drivers and devices.
At present, the driver update service provided by Microsoft is recognized by the device, that is, Microsoft analyzes what kind of driver the device needs and then provides the corresponding driver.
However, not all drivers are the most suitable devices, especially for enterprises, if there are more types of devices, the driver update will cause trouble for the administrator.
For this reason, Microsoft’s new driver update mode will provide enterprise administrators with options, and the enterprise administrator will select a specific driver and then provide it to end-users for installation.
IT administrators can use the new driver update mode to browse a collection of drivers from independent hardware vendors (IHV) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Then select a specific driver version according to the actual situation of the internal equipment of the enterprise, and only the approved driver will be pushed to the internal terminal equipment of the enterprise.
In other words, the end user’s original system default driver automatic update will become only be able to select the corresponding driver from the driver library approved by the enterprise administrator.
Of course, the best practice for administrators is to test on the machine first, and then approve the driver after the test is no problem so that the end-user can install it.
Microsoft said that companies want to ensure that the correct drivers and firmware are deployed in the internal environment because the hardware ecosystem is constantly evolving and bugs need to be fixed.
At the same time, enterprises also need updated services to provide enterprises with the appropriate and correct driver versions. In addition, sometimes security incidents are quickly mitigated by driver updates.
For this reason, when the new drivers are previewed, Microsoft will also provide enterprise administrators with driver service reports through Windows Update for Business.
The report will show the results of Microsoft’s automated analysis, including which updates need to be approved, which updates need attention, and an in-depth analysis of individual devices.
Microsoft will provide this service to some specific partners before the end of the year, and a public preview will begin next spring when companies can try it out according to actual needs.