Microsoft Could Release Another Windows 10 “Service Pack” in 2020

Microsoft has already finalized Windows 10 20H1, officially known as version 2004, and the company is now focusing positioned on last-minute polishing and bug fixes prior to the public release scheduled for the spring.

At the same time, Microsoft should begin the job on the next feature update for Windows 10, codenamed 20H2 and due in the fall of the year.

But as it turns out, there might ‘t be an excessive amount of to test in Windows 10 20H2, due to the fact Microsoft wants this selection update to concentrate totally on under-the-hood refinements, rather than on new features.

Seems like familiar, it’s because this is precisely the concept Windows 10 19H2 (November 2019 Update) was based on, with lots of describing it as something pack, as opposed to a genuine feature update for the operating-system.

Windows 10 20H2 preview builds not far off

Quite simply, there’s an opportunity Windows 10 20H2 will finish up becoming a little more than something pack too, bringing rather subtle improvements instead of breaking changes and new features.

This means the upcoming Windows 10 20H1 feature update due in the spring will be the star of the year, as it’s indeed a feature-packed release.

For some people, this method is sensible, especially as numerous criticized Microsoft for its fast release cadence. Since two large feature updates each year may be difficult to deploy in large organizations, a lightweight fall update that ships as a regular cumulative update and focused specifically on quality improvements would make more sense moving forward.

Microsoft recently said that Fast ring insiders would begin testing new features with no specific release date, so possibly the company indeed wants to take more time on the under-the-hood refinements in Windows 10 20H2.

For now, it’s more important to take this as a rumor, as Microsoft is yet to verify its plans for Windows 10 20H2. Preview builds should land shortly, so it won’t take very long until we find out if another service pack is coming or otherwise.