Microsoft Says it Will Simplify Windows Updates into Two Per Year

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This new synced release schedule will begin in September 2017, when Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 10 Redstone 3 (or whatever its new name will be by then).

Microsoft is offering IT pros some new guidance on when they can expect major feature updates for Windows 10, Office 365's client applications, and System Center Configuration Manager. This change reflects what's been happening with many other Microsoft products; the on-premises/local versions are updated less frequently and may not include all of the functionality that is in the cloud versions.

However, Microsoft says it plans to make the feature available to users with older laptops in the future.

This latest version of Windows 10 brings a host of improvements to the popular operating system including major updates to virtual reality support and social media.

Get ready to receive major Windows updates faster than ever. Consumers, especially enthusiasts and early adopters, will appreciate the steady pace of releases intermixed with the Windows 10 feature update development cycle that Windows Insiders take part in for each upgrade. Last year the company had announced that it will adopt an updated model providing users with two updates in a year.

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We're not going to use it", he told Agence France-Presse. "A successful ouster of a dictator is for me very hard to remember". The statement was made soon after Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the same assessment earlier in the day.

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How much predictability? Microsoft muddies the waters a bit by saying "The next Windows 10 feature update will be targeted for September 2017".

On the Office side, Microsoft noted that starting October 13, 2020, Office 365 ProPlus or Office perpetual in mainstream support will be required to connect to Office 365 services. It's now three months shy of the 2-year mark and Microsoft is not yet at the halfway mark-it notes that there are more than 400 million monthly active devices running Windows 10.

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