Windows 10 to Get Twice-Yearly Updates

Windows 10 to Get Twice-Yearly Updates
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will get new features every March and September.

(CCM) — PC users may never again have to go through the hassle of installing a completely new version of Windows, following an announcement from Microsoft.

The company has committed to releasing new feature update packs for its Windows 10 operating system every March and September, so that the software will evolve incrementally over time. "This approach has made large-scale costly wipe-and-replace Windows deployments every few years a thing of the past," said Bernardo Caldas, a Microsoft general manager for Windows. The next update following on from the current Windows 10 Creators Update will be released in September 2017. Each Windows 10 feature release will be serviced and supported for 18 months. This will allow businesses and individuals that are reluctant to make changes to their operating systems, in case they interfere with the smooth running of other software, to skip the two updates if they wish.

Microsoft says that Windows 10 is the fastest-adopted version of Windows ever, with more than 400 million monthly-active devices using the operating system. Windows 10 was first released in July 2015, and at the time the company aimed to have at least one billion devices running the operating system in the following two to three years.

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