Microsoft Promises Faster .NET Framework Updates with UUP on Windows 11 22H2

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Microsoft has announced some important updates to improve the .NET Framework update experience on Windows 11 version 22H2. The company has integrated .NET updates into the Unified Update Platform (UUP) to minimize the number of reboots and provide organizations with greater control over optional updates.

Microsoft introduced the Unified Update Platform (UUP) back in 2016 and its engineers have been making efforts to speed up the downloads. Previously, .NET Framework updates were not automatically installed while downloading the latest feature update via Windows Update. Users had to reboot their devices twice to apply the feature update and install .NET Framework updates.

Microsoft notes that the updates will now happen automatically in the background and should require a separate reboot.

“We’ve integrated .NET Framework updates into the Unified Update Platform or UUP-based feature update. Moving to Windows 11, version 22H2 via Windows Update will now automatically help secure your device with the latest .NET Framework updates. You’ll now experience one less reboot! Moreover, enable Dynamic Update and experience this improvement of media-based feature updates,” Microsoft explained.

IT Admins get better control over optional .NET Framework updates

Microsoft has also announced that IT admins now have better control over optional .NET Framework updates on Windows 11 PCs. Users can head over to Settings >> Windows Update >> Advanced options >> Optional updates page to download the updates on their machines.

Last week, Microsoft announced that it will enable its Unified Update Platform (UUP) for customers that use on-premises tools to update Windows 11 devices next month. This release should deliver 30 percent smaller and faster client downloads for Windows updates. Microsoft has advised IT admins to prepare for a one-time 10GB download to their server distribution points, which is due on March 28.