Azure Update Management is a cloud-based service that manages, schedules and monitors operating system updates on Windows and Linux servers. Regardless of whether servers are operated in Azure, locally or in another cloud, Azure Update Management can be used for patch management.
After initial deployment, additional servers are onboarded via the installation of an agent. Flexibly definable schedules then specify at what time which updates are to be installed on specific systems. Additional control options allow, for example, scripts to be executed or the affected system to be restarted in a controlled manner if required.
The device inventory always offers an up-to-date view of one's own landscape. Here, installed versions can be compared with available updates. Updates that have already been carried out are logged in detail so that each individual installation can be traced.
The high degree of automation and the low operating costs ensure that time and money are saved. The familiar WSUS server is no longer needed if operating system updates for client systems are managed via a separate solution - for example Microsoft Intune.