Microsoft is set to release the Windows 10 OS in fall this year and reports now suggest that the technology giant will enable Windows 10 updates in an intuitive manner.
According to The Verge, the Redmond-based company will deliver Windows 10 updates via the peer-to-peer (P2P) networking.
The report, sites a newly leaked Windows 10 build, bearing number 10036, stating that apps and OS updates can be received from personal computers on a local network, or a combination of devices connected to a local area network (LAN). This includes receiving updates from Windows update servers.
Conventionally, Microsoft releases OS updates via the Windows Updates feature, but under the P2P framework, users will be able to obtain the updates faster.
A major advantage that the P2P protocol will offer to Windows 10 users, is the conservation of bandwidth as obtaining updates via multiple sources is generally fast in comparison to having to wait for updates to be released via Windows Updates (single-source updation).
Two years back, Microsoft took over Pando Networks that specialises in P2P technology, which is similar to the Bit Torrents file sharing systems.
Hence, those who are eager to test Microsoft's Windows 10 pre-release build, do check for the P2P Windows update functionality.