Microsoft Outlines 'Simple And Predictible' Windows 10 Update Plan

A Windows 10 feature is being tested that could save you plenty of battery life

The news that "Windows is committing to a predictable twice-per-year feature release schedule, targeting September and March of each year" will be welcomed by many users.

The company has basically been doing this for a while and we knew that after the Creators Update (Redstone 2) was released in late March that we'd start to see evidence of "Redstone 3" in September. (The ProPlus subscription includes the standard Office apps like Word and PowerPoint, but excludes some Office services like SharePoint, Yammer, Skype, and Teams.) Consumers who subscribe to Office 365, however, will continue to receive updates more frequently. But this also helps Microsoft keep up with the competition, offering new feature updates between large release cycles.

The revelation comes as Microsoft announces plans to align its feature releases of Windows and Office, primarily to make things easier for enterprise users.

Along with the news of regular updates, Microsoft has just revealed why it believed users should switch to its Edge browser. Maybe: It's possible the shorter time frame for working on each feature update means they will not be as dramatic/ambitious, i.e. not full of major updates, and therefore each update will become even more incremental compared to their predecessor. "This is consistent with our current Windows 10 approach, but adds further clarity and predictability to organizations by aligning with Office 365 ProPlus", the company said.

In addition, each new version, both Windows 10 and Office, will have support for 18 months.

The app is similar to a shop that sells knowledge about the basic functions of Windows 10 and it's pretty useful if you're a new user.

In the latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10, the tech giant has introduced a feature known as Power Throttling, which trains a computer's processors to switch into a more power-efficient mode when dealing with apps still running but not now being used. The update only applies to Office 365 commercial services and does not effect Office perpetual clients. That means any Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge Ryzen users can install the security updates for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 after using this unofficial patch.

"Most people running Windows like having multiple apps running at the same time - and often, what's running in the background can drain your battery".



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