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Public preview: Update management center in Azure

Published date: August 08, 2022

Update management center, the next iteration of Azure Automation Update Management solution, is now in public preview. It provides an out-of-the-box, easy-to-use experience for central management and governance of OS updates across all the machines, including:

  • Machines with Windows and Linux Operating systems.

  • Machines deployed on Azure, and on-premises or on other cloud platforms via Azure Arc.

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You get the following key upgrades over Azure Automation update management solution:

  • Management and governance of updates for entire fleet of machines including Windows & Linux, Azure & Arc workloads.

  • No pre-requisites, zero onboarding steps.

  • Granular access control on each machine using Azure roles and identity.

  • Install updates right away or schedule them for a later date.

  • Flexibility to define scheduling windows including syncing patch cycles with patch Tuesdays (unofficial term for Microsoft’s scheduled security fix release on every second Tuesday).

  • New ways of patching such as automatic VM guest patching in Azure, hotpatch, or custom maintenance schedules

  • Policy driven enforcement of assessment and patching at scale.

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