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Microsoft commits to Windows 10 updates every March and September

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With the Creators Update now out in the wild, Microsoft is already hard at work on the next major Windows 10 update, promised for September.

Now the firm has gone a step further and confirmed bi-annual updates will be released every March and September throughout Windows 10’s lifespan.

Windows is committing to a predictable twice-per-year feature release schedule, targeting September and March of each year,” the company wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

The firm says each of these releases will be supported for 18 months after its release.

Microsoft’s commitment to “predictable” updates makes it easier for consumers to know when the next big features are coming, and advantageous for OEMs hoping to ensure the latest version of the software ships with their PCs.

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“We’ve also heard our customers want more predictability and simplicity from this update servicing model to help make deployments and updates of Microsoft products easier,” Microsoft wrote.

However, it also puts pressure on Microsoft’s software teams to hit the targets each March and September.

The company has said in the past Windows 10 may be the last full-on desktop version of Windows. So, these bi-annual updates will enable the company to continue building upon the base architecture year after year.

The approach is similar to Apple’s with macOS. The OS formerly known as Mac OS X was first released in 2001 and has been built upon with twelve major updates since.

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fried_egg

April 21, 2017, 10:24 am

At some point "windows 10" the so called "last windows" will decide the hardware you have is end of life and stop updating... so windows 10 is a flawed concept... may as well have series names like 95/98/xp/vista/7/8. first they will drop the "ten" and then after a couple of years market a new version as windows one, or something.. because that is what marketing fashions do

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