Windows 10 and Office 365 Twice Yearly Updates Promised by Microsoft

Microsoft has made a new promise on Windows 10 and Office 365 updates that are meant to help IT pros plan their updates for enterprises. Microsoft has agreed to two major updates per year with one coming in March and one coming in September. System Center Configuration Manager will also get updates on this twice yearly schedule to help facilitate deployments of Windows 10 and Office 365.

This new promise out of Redmond will mean that the next major Windows 10 update carrying the codename Redstone 3 will land in September according to PCWorld. Microsoft has also promised that each feature Release for Windows 10 will be supported for 18 months from the date it was first generally available to end-users.

This new promise will bring consistency for large users as the IT pros working for and supporting those large user bases will be able to better plan out the rollout of the major windows updates. A couple of important tidbits to know with these major releases is that large companies using the Current Branch for Business deployment ring will see the feature updates about four months after they are made generally available.

Individual users who don’t want to wait until those twice yearly dates to get their updates will be able to get the functionality between release by using the Insider Programs for Office 365 and Windows 10. IT teams in these bigger companies can also use the program to ready machines for deployments of the feature updates before the March and September rollouts.