Microsoft’s typical replace launch calendar consists of two main updates yearly, one within the spring and one other one within the fall. Multiple manifest recordsdata and Registry entries inside Windows 10 May 2020 Update suggests Microsoft is engaged on one other minor incremental replace, which might be launched within the fall.
This factors to a future whereby Microsoft will launch a serious replace within the first half of the 12 months and a minor replace with bug fixes within the second half of the 12 months.
The idea of 1 main, one minor replace has been advocated earlier than and it was adopted final 12 months, however the tech big hasn’t been clear on whether or not they plan to proceed with the brand new launch schedule.
Windows 10 November 2019 Update, which was a minor replace, barely included any new options and plenty of described it replace as a service pack. Microsoft needs to do the identical factor this 12 months and we’ve one more proof together with the attainable construct variety of the subsequent minor replace.
KB4556803 for May 2020 Update consists of reference to a number of manifests that counsel Windows 10 20H2 replace might be based mostly on Build 19042. The identical preview construct additionally provides help for an enablement package deal.
Microsoft beforehand used Enablement package deal to show Windows 10 May 2019 Update into the November 2019 Update, which was a service pack-like minor launch with fixes and enhancements. November 2019 Update barely modified construct quantity from Build 18362 to Build 18363.
In the identical means, enablement package deal might be downloaded from Windows Update that might activate Windows 10 model 2009 (20H2) options and alter the construct quantity for the OS from Build 19041 (20H1) to Build 19042 (20H2).
Microsoft is planning to maintain the identical main construct quantity as Windows 10 model 2004, which is Build 19041. This is sensible, as Microsoft delivered final 12 months’s minor replace in the identical, as we highlighted above.
In different phrases, after the general public rollout of Windows 10 May 2020 Update within the final week of May, the subsequent replace codenamed 20H2 and known as Windows 10 model 2009, will comply with within the footsteps of November 2019 Update.
Windows 10 20H2 (model 2009) replace received’t be a typical launch and it’s more likely to be a a lot smaller replace, however it will likely be nonetheless value getting. Version 2009 is anticipated to deliver enhancements to Task Manager, Windows Search, and so forth.