Microsoft says it’s planning to replace Home windows 10 yearly with any future characteristic updates. Beginning at the moment, Microsoft is releasing the Home windows 10 November 2021 replace, and the subsequent main replace after that can be accessible later in 2022. This replace cadence matches the identical utilized by Home windows 11, which can even introduce new options on an annual foundation.
“We’ll transition to a brand new Home windows 10 launch cadence to align with the Home windows 11 cadence, concentrating on annual characteristic replace releases,” explains John Cable, Microsoft’s head of Home windows servicing and supply. “The following Home windows 10 characteristic replace is slated for the second half of 2022.”
Microsoft’s dedication to future Home windows 10 characteristic updates comes after the corporate was quiet about its plans throughout the Home windows 11 unveiling earlier this yr. It’s nonetheless not clear what Microsoft will convey to Home windows 10 sooner or later, although. The November 2021 replace may be very minor, with the one standout characteristic for customers being GPU compute help within the Home windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Microsoft has additionally already began rolling out the brand new Microsoft Retailer to Home windows 10 gadgets earlier this month.
Most of Microsoft’s future Home windows plans are understandably for Home windows 11, however the firm will help not less than one model of Home windows 10 till October 14th, 2025. We may see two or possibly three characteristic updates to Home windows 10 till its finish of help date, however they’re not more likely to be important ones anymore.
Microsoft can be accelerating its rollout of Home windows 11 at the moment. “Based mostly on the Positive rollout replace expertise and consumer suggestions we’ve got seen up to now, we’re advancing the tempo of the rollout sooner than we beforehand anticipated, and now making the Home windows 11 improve extra broadly accessible to eligible Home windows 10 gadgets,” says Cable.