New UUP service in Windows to bring faster and smaller updates


Microsoft just announced that they’ll be bringing UUP with next version of Windows. This change is made to reduce the size of update packages, and to deliver it fast on thier PC or mobile device.

UUP stands for Unified Update Platform, a new techonology which is going to deliver ‘targeted OS updates’. Here, the targets are the Windows devices.

Here’s an excerpt from Microsoft’s recent blog :

” A differential download package contains only the changes that have been made since the last time you updated your device, rather than a full build. As we rollout UUP, this will eventually be impactful for PCs where users can expect their download size to decrease by approximately 35% when going from one major update of Windows to another. We’re working on this now with the goal of supporting this for feature updates after the Windows 10 Creators Update; Insiders will see this sooner. “

In addition to this, improvements have been made to logic behind Update checks in devices. At the present, when system checks for update it takes a long time because to data being sent back and forth between the system and server. But with UUP, processing will by service, decreasing the time significantly.

Another change to be brought by UUP, is specific to Windows mobile users. Previously, to get to latest build, mobile users at base build would have to update twice, i.e require two hops. But with UUP now mobile will get update the same way PC does, there will be a single update path to latest build.

Since its all based on update  server and logic, the new update will lack any visible changes. The new update will start rolling out today to Windows mobile insiders and later this year for PC insiders. The general public can expect it to be released after Creates update early next year.