One of the biggest complaints with Microsoft is their love for pouring our updates. Adding new features, but never fixing old ones. During the mid-life of Windows 10, Microsoft sort of opted to slow down on new features. Work on more fixes. Microsoft announced Windows 10 annual updates will be the law of the land. More or less falling in line with the patter for Windows 11 updates.
“We will transition to a new Windows 10 release cadence to align with the Windows 11 cadence, targeting annual feature update releases,” explains John Cable, Microsoft’s head of Windows servicing and delivery. “The next Windows 10 feature update is slated for the second half of 2022.”
Some sites are cautious about the future of Windows 10, since the company has remained quiet about it. Why shouldn’t they be? After all, Windows 11 is their new flagship and want every to move over. Even if you have to purchase a new desktop or laptop to use it.
Windows 10 annual updates are welcome.
With the announcement of the Windows 10 annual updates is the final one for 2021. The November 2021 update is very minor, with the only standout feature for users being GPU compute support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Microsoft has also already started rolling out the new Microsoft Store to Windows 10 devices earlier this month.
Also, Microsoft is pushing out its rollout of Windows 11. “Based on the positive rollout update experience and user feedback we have seen to date, we are advancing the pace of the rollout faster than we previously anticipated, and now making the Windows 11 upgrade more broadly available to eligible Windows 10 devices,” says Cable.
The only major problem is the move to Windows 11. As Windows 10 will be supported until October 2025, migration to Windows 11 will be slower than it was for previous operating systems. As many old computers can’t run the new OS. For now, an annual update is best. Actually, it should’ve always been this way.