Microsoft Confirms Six-Month Windows 10 Update Schedule

  • Microsoft Confirms Six-Month Windows 10 Update Schedule

Microsoft Confirms Six-Month Windows 10 Update Schedule

Microsoft has announced it will stick with twice-a-year feature update schedule for Windows 10, which will be released in March and September every year. The Office 365 ProPlus typically gets new updates three times a year.

Microsoft asserts that Windows 10 is the quickest-adopted version of the operating system and is on over 400 million active devices.

According to The Verge, Microsoft's twice-a-year update will occur every March and September.

"When customers connect to Office 365 with a legacy version of Office, they're not enjoying all that the service has to offer", writes Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for the Office commercial marketing team. The next update following on from the current Windows 10 Creators Update will be released in September 2017. IT systems administrators can roll out the updates on a schedule, keeping up with the latest feature and security updates.

Microsoft's Windows 10 has proven extremely popular with the USA technology firm revealing that there are over 400 million active devices across the world.

To make things even easier, Microsoft says that besides Windows 10, all Office 365 ProPlus updates will also be delivered at the same time, making the life of IT pros everywhere a hell lot easier. One way to convince you to pull the trigger is trying to prevent your laptop from receiving system updates meant to keep your PC safe. Windows 10 will determine which apps you're now using and block other apps from drawing too much juice when they're not in use.

So, we may not have an exact release date, but we can expect to see a full release of Redstone 3 (whatever Microsoft ends up calling it) in five months or so. A couple of experiments that were briefly available during the development of the Creators Update are back, as Microsoft develops new power management capabilities.

There's no word on if and when the Power Throttling tool will be made available to regular consumers, though another big Windows 10 update is reportedly due later this year.

Those programs aren't meant for most users, but for people who want to be on the cutting edge (like tech journalists!) can use them to stay up on the latest features.