Windows 10, Office to get feature updates every year on March and September

Microsoft right this moment introduced that it’s committing to a coordinated launch schedule for Windows 10 and Office updates, in an effort to make issues extra manageable and predictable for IT professionals dealing with enterprise deployments. Underneath the brand new plan, future updates will arrive in March or September every year, and Microsoft says every feature launch shall be serviced and supported for 18 months.

By extending the help interval from 12 to 18 months, the corporate says it’s serving to IT execs to select to replace a couple of times a year, as an alternative of dashing to beat the update-support clock.

Microsoft didn’t specify precise dates inside these months however confirmed that “Redstone three,” the following feature replace to Windows 10 will start rolling out in September 2017. That mentioned, Windows Central speculates it’s potential the corporate finalizes Redstone three in September, with a normal launch someday in October, comparable to how the Creators Replace was finalized in March however launched in April.

Microsoft isn’t detailing precisely what its subsequent main Windows 10 replace will embrace, however Insiders just lately began testing Redstone three within the Quick ring so particulars ought to begin to floor within the coming weeks.

On the Office aspect, Microsoft famous that beginning October 13, 2020, Office 365 ProPlus or Office perpetual in mainstream help shall be required to join to Office 365 companies. “We’re offering greater than three years’ discover to give IT time to plan and finances for this modification. Till this new requirement goes into impact in 2020, Office 2010, Office 2013 and Office 2016 perpetual shoppers will nonetheless have the ability to join to Office 365 companies,” the announcement reads. You’ll be able to learn the whole particulars right here and right here.

Header picture credit score: Reuters / Mike Segar

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