Microsoft Says it Will Simplify Windows Updates into Two Per Year

User defeats Microsoft's latest bid to force W10 upgrade

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.

No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb
Nicholson said thorough surveillance was conducted in the area to ensure no civilian casualties. Earlier, President Doland Trump praised America's military for firing the bomb in Afghanistan .

Power Throttling works only on Intel processors with that firm's Speed Shift, a feature of sixth-generation and later CPUs, including "Skylake" and the newer "Kaby Lake".

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.

The Windows 10 Creators Update is the latest set of updates to the operating system that empowers users with experiences on 3D, mixed reality, 4K gaming and enhanced security features.

Related News:

  • White nationalist Spencer speaks at Auburn

    White nationalist Spencer speaks at Auburn

    An alabama federal judge has ordered Auburn University to permit white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak Tuesday night. Cameron Padgett, who rented the auditorium for the event, sued the university on First Amendment grounds.
    Google reportedly building ad-blocker into Chrome

    Google reportedly building ad-blocker into Chrome

    Google experimented with generating income without showing display and banner ads on publisher sites in the United States. The report says "people familiar with the plans" describe the move as a "defensive" one.
    Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino: Will anyone over 13 drink this?

    Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino: Will anyone over 13 drink this?

    It not only changes color but also flavor, with the sweet and fruity taste transforming into tangy and tart once you mix it. Unicorns are all the rage this year, and Starbucks has brewed its own creation to take advantage of the phenomenon.
  • 5 things to know about Tax Day: refunds are up, audits down

    5 things to know about Tax Day: refunds are up, audits down

    The protesters on Saturday demanded Trump to release his taxes like his White House predecessors have done for more than 40 years. Two of the largest marches took place in NY and Los Angeles , with each drawing around 5,000 people.

    Stock trading actively: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)

    Investment-banking revenue, which includes fees from underwriting as well as advising on mergers, climbed 16% in the quarter. Goldman chairman and chief executive Lloyd Blankfein said the environment was "mixed" and client activity was "challenged".
    Milan's Cristián Zapata pounces late for dramatic derby draw with Inter

    Milan's Cristián Zapata pounces late for dramatic derby draw with Inter

    But it had been Inter who drew first blood with their first goal before halftime in a derby match since Walter Samuel in 2012. Elsewhere, Cagliari beat Chievo Verona 4-0, Torino drew 1-1 against Crotone and Bologna's match at Palermo ended 0-0.
  • Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan lead LA Clippers to win

    Or in Rondo's case, give him the freedom to run the offense and direct players on the court the way he has throughout his career. But I have a hard time getting worked up about National Basketball Association players shooting back. "Hated him competitively.
    Russia Relations May Be At An 'All-Time Low'

    Russia Relations May Be At An 'All-Time Low'

    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.

    Baseball Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson

    Now 94, widow Rachel Robinson is traveling from the East Coast to attend the unveiling along with daughter Sharon and son David . Currently MLB has players from 19 different countries and about 30% of the players were born outside of the United States.
  • Speeding car in Delhi kills one

    Speeding car in Delhi kills one

    The over-speeding i-20 vehicle allegedly mowed down five people sleeping on a pavement. A case has been registered under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
    Netflix shares on track for worst day in five months

    Netflix shares on track for worst day in five months

    In Q1, the company reported USA streaming revenues of $1.5 billion and $1.05 billion coming from the worldwide market. By comparison, Google says about 1 billion hours of video per day are watched on its mostly free YouTube service.
    Dairy farmers worry about trade to Mexico

    Dairy farmers worry about trade to Mexico

    Eight dairy producers who lost contracts earlier this month with Grassland Dairy were picked by Mullins Cheese. It's your own responsibility, as a country, to manage your production".


Most liked

Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion criminal fine in USA diesel emission scandal
Seven employees have also been charged with crimes in the US , but five are in Germany and are unlikely to be extradited. Including a separate $1.5 billion civil penalty, Volkswagen agreed to pay a total of $4.3 billion to settle the U.S.

March For Science On Earth Day To Resist Trump's War On Facts
I encourage everyone attend and support the combined March for Science and Climate March being held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Paepcke Park (booths and speakers plus a march). "We want science talked about in a factual way".

Patriots open 7-point favorites over Chiefs for Week 1
The pressure is really on the Falcons because their game at New England marks the first of three consecutive road games. The team hosts a Super Bowl rematch against the Atlanta Falcons in prime time in Week 7, on October 22.

Donald Trump Defends Bill O'Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
I guess, except of course, if it happens to be your friend, Bill O'Reilly, who is the one accused of sexually violating. Jones, a former adviser to then-President Barack Obama, said Wednesday on his CNN town hall series "The Messy Truth".

Verizon earnings, revenue miss Street estimates as wireless subscribers drop
Hoping to make money by mining and selling customer data, Verizon has moved to purchase AOL and Yahoo for billions of dollars. In the first quarter, Verizon said it lost 307,000 retail postpaid subscribers or those who pay a monthly bill.

Black college students could benefit from Trump's worker visa order
But those workers are hired using the H-2B visa for temporary non-agricultural workers. American jobs need to be protected and this executive order seems like a good step.

AMD Launches Radeon RX-500 Series; Polaris Evolved for 2017
That seems to be one of the themes of AMD's Radeon RX 500 series of GPUs, the successor to the not-very-old RX 400 series. The Aorus Radeon RX 570 comes with a factory overclock to 1,280MHz, which works out to 36MHz over the stock RX 470 spec.

IMF foresees global economy accelerating to 3.5 pct. in '17
The IMF forecast that China's economy will grow 6.6% in 2017, in January the IMF estimated a 6.5% growth. The reference to the threats posed by protectionist choices in the U.S. is clear.

Nearly 300 North Koreans surrender in Malaysia for overstaying
I hope things work out well. "You look at different things over the years with President Obama", Trump added. Russian marines parade during the Navy Day celebrations in Sevastopol, Crimea, July 31, 2016.

Logan County sheriff's deputy shot near Oklahoma City; police searching for suspect
The stolen vehicle was later found abandoned and investigators believe Leforce may have fled on foot. The injured deputy's name was not immediately released, nor was his condition.

Tillerson Says US and Russia Remain Divided on Syria
Russian Relations is at a low point", Tillerson, who is in Moscow for meetings, said at a joint news conference Wednesday. Earlier this week, Turkish doctors also said that test results conducted on victims confirmed that sarin gas was used.

Despite Legal Battles, Arkansas Could Still Execute 7 Inmates. But Should It?
Protesters started flooding the state capitol in Little Rock on Friday to urge Hutchinson to block the executions. He ran twice unsuccessfully for state Supreme Court - including a bid for chief justice in 2004.

Cleveland Facebook video homicide suspect could be in Indiana
In his last video, Stephen said he "snapped" and will continue killing until he is caught. Debbie Godwin says her father was retired and had 10 children. "That's all he was doing".

Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money
A mother and daughter attend Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's speech at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, U.S.

Vettel fastest in 1st session at Bahrain GP; Hamilton 10th
Another impressive lap from Hulkenberg secured him the fifth-best lap and a place in the shootout for Renault. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was a bit disappointed with third.