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Microsoft makes ‘major-minor’ Windows 10 release cadence the new normal

Microsoft will repeat last year’s major-minor cadence for Windows 10’s upgrades, the company said Tuesday.

“We will again deliver Windows 10, version 20H2 using servicing technology (like that used for the monthly update process) for customers running the May 2020 Update who choose to update to the new release,” wrote John Cable, director of program management for the Windows Servicing and Delivery group, in a June 16 post to a Microsoft blog.

Cable’s description of the coming process echoed what he had said in July 2019, when he announced a sweeping departure from Windows 10’s previous twice-a-year-upgrade model. He even used phrasing almost identical to last year’s.

“We will deliver this feature update in a new way, using servicing technology (like the monthly update process) for customers running the May 2019 Update who choose to update to the new release,” he said at the time.

The end result this year will be a return to 2019’s cadence, with a feature-rich upgrade released in the spring followed by a Service Pack-like refresh in the fall that will be little more than a bugs-now-fixed retread of its predecessor.

Major-minor it is, then


 Last year, Computerworld parsed multiple Microsoft announcements in July to explain what the Redmond, Wash. developer was actually saying when it stated it would deliver a fall update with “a scoped set of features for select performance improvements, enterprise features and quality enhancements.”

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