Seeing a similar trend with Windows 8 Updates, where significant performance and reliability fixes are delivered in regular monthly updates vs. behemoth Service Packs. However, no new features/functionality in Windows updates.
I hope more Microsoft products/services can adopt this quarterly update cycle vs. semi-annual or annual update cycles.
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