Updates in the Windows Intune Administrator Console
Updated: December 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Intune
The Updates Workspace
In Windows Intune, you can use the Updates workspace to administer the software update process efficiently for all the managed computers in your organization. The Windows Intune administrator console supports and encourages best practices for update management so that you can focus on your environment and the tasks that you have to perform. The Updates workspace in the Windows Intune administrator console provides you with quick access to tasks, so that you can view pending updates, approve or decline updates, configure automatic approval settings, and set a deadline for update installation in an automatic approval rule. For information about how to perform update management tasks, see Configuring Windows Intune Updates.
You can approve and deploy Microsoft and non-Microsoft updates. To deploy non-Microsoft updates, you create the update software packages and then upload them to the Windows Intune Cloud Storage space. After you upload the updates, they are displayed in the Updates workspace and you can approve and deploy them to managed computers. For information about how to create and upload non-Microsoft updates, see Creating a Non-Microsoft Update Software Package in Windows Intune.
As updates are approved and installed, the update status changes to reflect the success or failure of the installation. The Updates Overview page contains a status summary that enables you to identify and prioritize update issues that require your immediate attention.