Windows 10 20H1 release will be first to RTM in December

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    Windows 10 20H1 release will be first to RTM in December

    Windows 10 20H1 release will be first to RTM in December

    Windows 10 20H1 to now follow Azure development cycle

    Last Updated: 29 Oct 2019 at 10:02

    Microsoft's upcoming 20H1 release of Windows 10 will be the company's first version of the OS to be finalized in December, three months earlier than usual, as a result of Windows moving under Azure and adopting the "semester" based development cycle that Azure is already using. Mary-Jo Foley was first to reveal that the Windows dev cycle was being changed up earlier this year, but here's what this all means for Insiders.

    In the past, Windows 10 feature updates were typically finalized in March and September, but now, these OS releases are expected to be done in December and June instead. This doesn't mean Microsoft is giving feature updates less development time; this is just a result of Microsoft outright shifting the development cycle of Windows 10 updates by two to three months. Each release still gets the usual seven to nine months in development.

    Microsoft was able to make this change thanks to a decision it made when first moving Windows under Azure. To allow the Azure and Windows development schedules to align, it needed to skip a feature release. Windows 10's 19H2 release is the result of this, being an update that isn't a proper OS release like previous ones before it.

    This means Windows 10's 20H1 release is just about done. It was marked as feature-complete internally back in August, and Microsoft has been mostly focused on fixing up bugs and polishing the OS for release ever since. This is why Insiders have not seen any substantial new features in 20H1 builds for a couple of months, because the 20H1 release is done. We've got a month or so left of development before Microsoft signs-off on 20H1 in mid-December...

    ...Update October 29, 2019: I'm hearing that Microsoft intends to get the RTM build out to Insiders in the Slow ring around mid-December. It'll then go to the Release Preview ring in January, before being released officially to the public in March/April, just like previous updates. So RTM is earlier, but public availablity is around about the same.

    Either way, Windows is now operating under Azure's development schedule, and that means we can expect to see new feature updates finalized earlier than we've seen in the past. What are your thoughts on these changes? Let us know in the comments.


    Read more: Microsoft's Windows 10 20H1 release will be first to RTM in December under Azure schedule | Windows Central
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    28 Oct 2019


  1. Posts : 3,301
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    Sounds as if the release version of 19H2 will be very short lived.
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  2. Posts : 25,687
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    If this is true then why even fool around with build 18363.449 in The RP??
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  3. Posts : 1,450
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    Well Release of 20H1 to Public, i'm sure won't be out in December, maybe 2 Months After is my guess at the moment. But i agree why hold up 19H2 in Release Preview ring, if in December 20H1 is gonna RTM, just launch the cumulative update to 19H2, and then focus on 20H1 fine tuning and such
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  4. Posts : 56,110
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    RTM means the vendors get the code to grind away at, not the public. They are the ones to write the drivers and such, then those are passed to MS WHQL for further testing. 20H1 Public will still be in the Spring time frame.
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    Shawn. What does this mean for Skip Ahead?
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    There is a new skip ahead build coming out tomorrow sounds like.

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  7. Posts : 2,159
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    OilerNut said:
    There is a new skip ahead build coming out tomorrow sounds like.

    I think we will have to wait until October 31:
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    [Update 28.10.] As Windows Insider confirms on Twitter, we will get a surprise on October 31st. The Build 19504 as a Halloween version. Let's hope it doesn't get too creepy. This also confirms the date we have mentioned. (via)

    The Windows 10 1909 is complete for Microsoft, so we'll move on to the next version. The insiders in Skip Ahead and Fast Ring are still on the Windows 10 20H1. But the rings are now being redistributed.

    Skip Ahead could get a 19504 or 1950x codename Manganese next week. Lovingly also called Windows 10 MN. It will be the 20H2.

    As it stands, the update to the 19H2 was just a try. It stays with the two feature updates per year. So we're going on with the 20H2 Manganese.

    So far, the links (pictures) of the Windows Server LTSC incl. additional tools have appeared. But then the remaining downloads should not be far away. Supplement: As we have heard, it will happen in the middle of next week (probably Thursday). Then also the normal Windows 10 20H2.

    From Deskmodder.de: Web Translator

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  9. Posts : 2,159
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    Brink said:
    From Deskmodder.de: Web Translator
    As Windows Insider confirms on Twitter, we will get a surprise on October 31st. The Build 19504 as a Halloween version.
    Yeah, that's what I refer to in this comment.
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