Microsoft announces major change to how it rolls out Windows 10 updates

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Microsoft has announced a new update schedule for Windows 10.

Updates will now be bi-annual, with the first of the these for 2017 being the Windows Creator Update that has just been released.

From now on, major updates to Windows 10 will be released in in March and September and will be supported and serviced for 18 months, Microsoft confirmed.

There have been suggestions in the past that Windows 10 will not be superseded, just updated. This reinforces the comment made by Microsoft’s Jerry Nixon back in 2015 when he made comments along the lines of Windows 10 being “the last version of Windows”.

The next update has not even been officially named yet, but Microsoft have already started allowing members of their Windows Insiders program test the update that is currently codenamed Redstone 3.

Along with this information, we know that the next Windows 10 will include a new feature that will stop apps running in the background from draining your battery.

We also know that the next update will be available in September and expect to learn more information about what it will contain at Microsoft’s Build conference in May.

H/T: The Verge

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