Microsoft has announced that the next feature update for Windows 10 would be called November 2019 Update for a reason that makes total sense: this update is scheduled to produce in November, what exactly better method to call it than while using month when it was released?
Since July 2015 when it rolled out the very first form of Windows 10, Microsoft has tried on several occasions to choose names for its feature updates that made more sense going forward, while at the same time for you to make it easier for users to create these releases apart.
Microsoft has so far refused to adopt Apple’s approach and use names that have hardly any in common with what the OS updates bring new to the table, and instead tried to go for names that either represented the concept that the brand new release was based on or the date once the launch actually happened.
One problem, however, is that Microsoft jumped from one naming approach to another, so so far, it used both concepts mentioned previously. Listed here are the Windows 10 feature updates that Microsoft released to date:
Windows 10 original version (10240)
Windows 10 November Update (version 1511)
Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607)
Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703)
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709)
Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803)
Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)
Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903)
Windows 10 November 2019 Update (version 1909)
So technically, Microsoft originally used a naming system that relied on the month when the update was released before switching towards the anniversary update and to two different creators update. Eventually, the company returned to a naming approach in line with the month and year when a new OS version was finalized.
Initially, the approach that Microsoft is using right now makes more sense than picking names that don’t mean anything, due to the fact it’s easier to tell when an update was launched simply by reading its name.
At the same time, the version number the company uses for each release is also an indicator of the month and year when an update was finalized. The very first two digits in each version number represent the year when it was signed off, while the other two stand for the month – for example, Windows 10 May 2019 Update, which is version 1903, was finalized in the third month of 2019.
But regardless of this more straightforward system, some people still think it’d get better because of Microsoft to use fancier names, that just about Apple does. And it’s all because the current approach with months and years don’t mean anything for the Average person to begin with, since many consumers aren’t thinking about the discharge date of Windows 10 feature updates at all.
At some level, this will make sense, especially because determining which update is also is possible by looking into the version number, so a catchier name might actually be a better way to choose consumers and customers who aren’t necessarily thinking about determining the launch date of an update.
So far as the November 2019 Update is worried, Microsoft is yet to supply us by having an ETA as to when it could launch, but the company says the final build has already been readily available for testing for users signed up for the discharge Preview ring from the Windows Insider program. Quite simply, we’re probably just a few weeks from the moment the rollout starts for the first wave of devices around the globe.