On June 16th, Microsoft announced the future of Windows 10 feature updates and their plans to continue their update model going forward.
In previous blogs, we've explained how Windows 10 updates work. Typically, there are two feature updates, one in the Spring and one in the Fall with minor patch updates in-between. The feature updates are the big ones that introduce new features or changes to the operating system.On June 16th, Microsoft announced the next feature update via blog post. In the same post, they also announced they would continue with their current update model going forward. The feature updates have been argued against by users who are in favor of one update per year. The updates have had a history of causing problems biannually. Still, Microsoft is sticking to it.That doesn't mean the updates are bad necessarily, however the roll-outs of these updates have needed some work. They have been the source of a variety of issues -- some more baffling and/or impactful than others.That said, something within Microsoft has changed between then and now: the End of Life of Windows 7. The update issues may have been the result of Microsoft stretching its developers between two active operating systems. Hopefully, the retirement of Win7 will result in a better focus on Windows 10 updates.
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