Microsoft is preparing to change the update cycle of your operating systems again. The Redmond giant, according to Windows Central, will release new versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11 (also called feature updates) once every three years.
However, we would not have to wait that long to receive the news that has been cooking in the Windows Insider program, such as extracting the contents of an audio CD and the search featured content. These will arrive through several parallel updates. Let’s see.
Microsoft changes its scheme again
Traditionally, Windows 10 received two feature updates per yearbut with the arrival of Windows 11, Microsoft opted to implement the same cycle in its two active operating systems: that is, they would receive a major update a year.
Now, with the supposed new roadmap, these systems would move to a feature update cadence with longer lead times starting in 2023. As we mentioned above, they would receive a major update once every three years with which the OS will change version (it will not be a new operating system).
For example, the long-awaited new Windows 10 22H2 and Windows 11 22H2 “Sun Valley 2” versions have yet to be released. In this case, these will not yet be governed by the new update scheme, but will arrive to prepare the ground for Microsoft to implement new feature updates throughout the year.
It should be noted that Microsoft has not implemented any changes when it comes to its quality updates. These, also known as “Patch Tuesdays,” continue to ship monthly to Windows 10 and Windows 11 and include enhancements to features already installed, bug fixes, and resolutions to security issues.
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