Microsoft 365 Admin Center Adds New Dashboard for Managing Windows & Office Updates
Microsoft has launched a new software updates dashboard in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
The new software updates page enables IT admins to get a unified overview of the installation status of Windows and Microsoft 365 app updates in their organization.
“Keeping devices current with the latest security updates is an important part of an IT admin’s role. The software updates page in the health section of the Microsoft 365 admin center provides a high-level summary view that informs you of devices that may be behind on taking the latest updates released by Microsoft,” the company explained in a blog post.
Specifically, the software updates page has a dedicated tab that shows Windows update status and End of service chats. These charts detail the number of Windows machines that have installed the latest security patches within the last two months. It also lists the number of PCs running unsupported versions of the OS or reaching the end of support deadline soon. There is also a separate tab for monitoring the update status for Microsoft 365 Apps.