If you’re a long-time Windows user, you’re probably familiar with service packs. But Microsoft seems done with service packs. Windows 10’s first big update — the “November update” — is a “build” rather than a service pack. Windows 10’s future big updates will be builds, too.
Microsoft actually gave up on service packs years ago. The last service pack released for a consumer version of Windows was Windows 7 Service Pack 1 back in 2011. Windows 8 never received service packs — instead, Microsoft release. (Who comes up with these names?)