The release of Windows 10 marked upon a major milestone in the history of Microsoft. Windows went from being a product to a service.
Service means as on the Internet : a system supplying a public need .
So, now Windows 10 wonâ€™t be a complete project anytime rather it will be updated frequently . These updates will be of two types :
- Feature Updates
- Cumulative Updates
Talking about the Feature Updates, they will not released once every few months (approximately Six Months) which will be major updates and will carry major changes and features. Some examples of these updates were the November Update that was released in November 2015 (codenamed Threshold 2) and was the first major update to Windows 10 after its release in July 2015 .
Now, Cumulative Updates are the ones that are released very frequently (approximately once or twice a month) which are minor updates and usually carry bug fixes and enhancements to the OS. They are mostly released to â€śProductionâ€ť Customers on every second Tuesday of the Month aka. Patch Tuesday.
So, this means Windows 10 is the last version of Windows. There wont be any other version like Windows 11 or Windows 12 but Windows 10 will be regularly updated to keep the users always updated and secured.
This also means Windows Updates are now NOT optional to be opted for. Due to Windows being a service, users can now not turn Windows Updates off because Windows Updates serves as a regular maintenance to the service which cannot be optional.
Please take a note that these updatesâ€™ rollout takes time depending upon what device the user is using and the location of the user.