Patch for Intune — Rollout Campaigns

Rollout campaigns enable you to create staged rollouts of patches for specific products. Each campaign can have multiple stages that target different groups, with the rollout progressing to the next stage only after a set period of time and a set success rate. Each stage can progress automatically or after approval. You assign products to a rollout campaign from the Configure Management panel for a product, as described in How to Manage Products, or when publishing a specific version as described in How to Publish a Specific Version.

The table on the Rollout Campaigns tab lists existing rollout campaigns, showing their titles and descriptions along with the number of stages and number of products. Select Actions Actions button to Clone or Delete the rollout. You cannot edit existing rollouts, but can clone and modify rollouts instead.

Creating rollout campaigns

From the Rollout Campaigns tab, you can create rollouts with different configurations so that you can then assign products to the most appropriate one. Each rollout must have at least two stages.

To create a new rollout campaign:

  1. On the Rollout Campaigns tab, click Create Rollout.
    The Create a New Rollout Campaign panel appears.
  2. Enter a Name and a Description.
  3. Beneath the Name and a Description controls is a table containing a placeholder for the first stage of the new rollout campaign. Alongside this placeholder, click Edit.
    The Stage Configuration panel appears.
  4. Enter a Description for the stage, then complete the following fields as required:
    • Success Rate - the percentage of attempted installations of a product that need to succeed before the rollout of that product can progress to the next stage.
    • Soak Period - the amount of time in days between the start of the stage for a product and when the success rate is first calculated for that product. Set this to a value that enables enough installations to be attempted that you are confident the success rate is genuine.
    • Assignment Option - enables you to Assign apps as Available or Assign apps as Required.
    • Groups - select the groups that this stage of the rollout is targeting, or select the All Devices check box to target all devices.
  5. If you want the rollout to progress to the next stage as soon as a stage passes the Soak Period and meets the Success Rate, leave the Manually Approve check box clear. If you want someone to approve the rollout moving to the next stage from the rollout viewer, select Manually Approve.
  6. Click Save.
    The stage is added.
  7. Click + above the table of stages to add another intermediate stage if required.
  8. In the Final Stage group box, configure how you want the rollout to end. You can set an Assignment Option and either select Assign to all devices or select the required Groups.
  9. When you have added all of the required stages, click Save.
    The Create a New Rollout Campaign dialog closes and the new campaign appears on the Rollout table.

Viewing the details of a rollout campaign

You can view the details of a rollout campaign and approve the progress to the next stage from the rollout viewer. Click the Name of the rollout on the table on the Rollout Campaigns tab.

The rollout viewer contains three tiles:

  • Stage Configuration: A table showing details of the configuration for each of the stages, including the selected Assignment Option, the number of groups assigned, and the Soak Period and Success Rate that need to be met before progressing to the next stage.
  • Product Status: A column chart showing the number of products currently in each stage of the rollout.
  • Active Products: A table showing the status of each product currently progressing through the rollout.
    For each product you can see the version, which rollout stage the product is in, its current Success Rate, and how far it has progressed through its Soak Period. If you selected the Manually Approve option in the configuration, there is an Approve button to enable you to progress the rollout to the next stage when the Soak Period and Success Rate requirements have been met.
    You can filter the Active Products table to show only products in a specific stage either by clicking a row in the Stage Configuration table or a column in the Product Status chart. To reset the table, click Clear Filter or click the selected stage again.