Monday , March 18 2019

Microsoft Windows 10 Updates to be Routinely Released Twice a Year

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 Updates every March and September

Last year the tech giant, Microsoft, issued a statement that it is all set to release two major Windows 10 updates for 2017. Recently the company shipped its Creators Update, and the most awaiting next release is said to release in September. It looks like the company is committed to its “predictable twice-per-year” feature announcement scheduled for Windows 10. It is speculated that the upcoming updates will arrive in March or September henceforth. The Company revealed that each of its feature launches will be serviced and supported for 18 months.

The tech giant has declared that its new commitment implies that Windows 10 will remain as its “last version of Windows” for its anticipatable future. Whilst the company is running Windows as a service since long, but the company officials denied the possibility of a “Windows 11” or another version of Windows.

The tech giant has not yet revealed on what would be its next major Windows 10 update, however, it has initialized testing what is codenamed Redstone 3 by Windows Insiders. The upcoming Windows update will comprise power throttling feature for background apps and the return of the people integration into the taskbar that was originally scheduled for the Creators Update.

Apart from this, the company is also making some design changes (Codenamed Project Neon) with the upcoming Windows 10 update.  Some screenshots have also leaked showing off a redesigned Start menu and a focus on transparency. Probably next month, we could get more information about the update at Microsoft’s Build developers’ conference in Seattle.

Microsoft says by providing support period from 12 to 18 months, it is helping IT pros to choose to update once or twice a year.

The company declared that from October 13, 2020, Office 365 ProPlus requires connected to Office 365 services. “We’re providing more than three years’ notice to give IT time to plan and budget for this change. Until this new requirement goes into effect in 2020, Office 2010, Office 2013 and Office 2016 perpetual clients will still be able to connect to Office 365 services,” the announcement reads.



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