Microsoft Promises Two Windows 10 Updates Per Year

User defeats Microsoft's latest bid to force W10 upgrade

Each Windows 10 version will be supported for 18 months, Microsoft says. Windows 10 was first released in July 2015, and at the time the company aimed to have at least one billion devices running the operating system in the following two to three years. The updates will also just have a few notable features to help users distinguish them from other new releases. Last year the company had announced that it will adopt an updated model providing users with two updates in a year.

Power Throttling works by Windows 10 determining which processes are running in the foreground and gives them more priority over those in the background.

Microsoft has made a conscious effort to focus on battery life with Windows 10, having previously tested a more customisable battery tool, which allow users to set how heavy their computer's power-saving is via a slider tool.

And as a bonus, Microsoft will also update the System Center Configuration Manager to support this new update model for Office 365 ProPlus and Windows 10, making deploying new Office and Windows updates much easier across large Windows-based networks. Next up in line is the November Update which Microsoft will end support for in October 2017.

For the Creators update, it goes by the figure of 1703, the 03 being March, and for the Anniversary update, it is called 1607 but was released in August. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more unusual that he should support Stockport County.

He outlined two methods of editing out these functions, with the only caveat being that users would have to apply a new patch whenever wuaueng.dll was updated. Combine the planning, preparation, and training into one cycle and you can easily see some cost savings because the focus will be on both Windows 10 and Office 365 feature updates instead of one at a time. Releases will come in March and September, and the next big update for Windows 10 (i.e. Redstone 3) "will be targeted for September 2017". The Office 365 ProPlus subscription includes all the standard Microsoft Office applications like Excel, Word and PowerPoint. The update only applies to Office 365 commercial services and does not effect Office perpetual clients.

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