Microsoft began rolling out the Windows 10 November 2019 Update
to users in November 2019. The update is currently for users
who actively look for feature updates through the Windows
Update tab, and the update is forced only if you’re running an
unsupported version of Windows 10.
Microsoft’s November 2019 Update is relatively a minor release
and more significant feature update is scheduled for early
2020. The next Windows 10 feature release, codenamed 20H1,
which is due for release in April 2020, is already available
for Slow Ring testers.
finalized the development of Windows 10 version 2004, also
referred to as 20H1, in December 2019. After 20H1, Microsoft is
supposed to release 20H2 update in October/November 2020.
We’ve learned from our sources that Windows 10’s 2020 Fall
Update is built on the same concept the firm used in 2019. This
year’s fall update would be a rather small pack of improvements
just like Windows 10 November 2019 Update.
In 2020, Windows 10 version 2004 or 20H1 is considered a major
release and 20H2 will be a cumulative update-like minor
release. It’s worth noting that plans are subject to change and
the firm may not pursue this path, but last year Microsoft said
they are closely monitoring feedback.
During a discussion on Mixer, Microsoft revealed that it will
monitor the user feedback but it has no formal plans to release
one major and one minor update a year.
“We are closely monitoring feedback and hoping to learn from
this type of release to help influence our future plans,” the
If the same concept is followed, Windows 10 20H2 would be based
on 20H1 but it’ll have some additional features and
It’s also worth pointing out that Microsoft is currently
testing Build 195xx with Insiders for an unknown Windows 10
In theory, some Windows 10 features, which will be tested with
Insiders, will eventually make its way to Windows 10 20H2
update. The update is scheduled to release in the second half
of 2020, possibly October or November.
Microsoft is also actively developing Windows 10X and the Fast
Ring features could be a part of this new OS.