In a post on the Windows Experience blog today, John Cable, the Director of Program Management at Windows Servicing and Delivery, explained how Microsoft plans to roll out the Windows 10 Creators Update to devices around the world. Just like with the Anniversary Update last summer, Microsoft plans to roll out the update in phases, though users can also initiate the update on April 5th via the Update Assitant.
According to John Cable, Microsoft is planning a "first phase" rollout which will first target newer devices that were tested together with Microsoft's OEM partners. The rollout will then expand to additional devices based on the feedback that was received during the initial phase. This process is expected take several months until all compatible devices running Windows 10 worldwide are offered the Creators Update. Generally availability, however, will vary by manufacturer, model, country or region, specific installed software, hardware limitations and other factors such as feedback from customers.
Advanced users who would like to upgrade right away and want to avoid Windows Update, can initiate the update manually, starting on April 5th, via the Update Assistant. According to Microsoft, the phased roll out via Windows Update will provide the highest quality update experience to the broadest set of customers.
Will you be upgrading to the Creators Update right away on April 5th? Or will you wait it out and take the Windows Update route? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.