Here is a chart showing the patching cadence of the different rings.
|Deployment ring||Servicing channel||Deferral for feature updates||Deferral for quality updates||Example|
|Preview||Windows Insider Program||None||None||A few machines to evaluate early builds prior to their arrival to the semi-annual channel|
|Targeted||Semi-annual channel (Targeted)||None||None||Select devices across various teams used to evaluate the major release prior to broad deployment|
|Broad||Semi-annual channel||120 days||7-14 days||Broadly deployed to most of the organization and monitored for feedback
Pause updates if there are critical issues
|Critical||Semi-annual channel||180 days||30 days||Devices that are critical and will only receive updates once they’ve been vetted for a period of time by the majority of the organization|