Microsoft has planned significant internal changes for the Windows 10 operating system with the release of Windows 10 20H1 update, which is expected in spring 2020
Microsoft has already begun work on the release of Windows 10 20H1 for very good reasons.
For the first time, the technology giant launched a testing update in the Windows Insider preliminary assessment program more than a year before the official release. Usually, insiders are testing feature updates for 6–8 months before the official launch of the new version of Windows 10. However, for 20H1 this period is 13 months, which suggests serious changes that Microsoft plans to implement in this update.
This assumption has been further developed due to the ambiguous reasoning of Microsoft about the reasons for the early launch of the 20H1 testing procedure. The company noted that some of the planned innovations require a longer development time, while not adding any specifics. As it turns out now, at 20H1, Redmond did indeed plan major system changes, but Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet reports that they are internal.
Mary Jo Foley claims that the Azure and Windows development teams are trying to align their work with the platform, which is conducted internally. The planned scope of work will require more time than in the normal development cycle.
When developing a new version of Windows 10, work with the platform (i.e., work related to the OS kernel) is usually completed several months before the functions are updated. For example, work on the platform when creating the 19H1 was completed in December 2018. In the case of the 20H1, Microsoft has planned some changes that simply do not fit into the normal development cycle for updating functions. Thus, successful completion of work with the 20H1 platform will require an additional six or seven months of testing.
What does this mean for 19H2?
Mary Jo Foley explains that since the main work with the platform will take place at 20H1, the 19H2 autumn update will be based on the developments presented in 19H1. In other words, the 19H2 update will not receive a separate amount of work with the platform, which, in the usual manner, should have been completed by June, because work with the platform in 20H1 will continue until December, when the 19H2 update should already be made publicly available. This does not mean that 19H2 will not have any new features or noticeable changes, but this means that there will not be any significant changes to the platform in the autumn update of 2019. For most ordinary users, this aspect does not matter much.
Alternative sources also claim that the reason for the early testing of 20H1 is not a large number of emerging functional improvements, but significant internal changes in the system. However, this does not exclude the possibility of seeing many new features and interface improvements in 20H1.
Of course, the fact that Microsoft is improving the internal platform of Windows 10 is great news for users. We hope that the release of 20H1 will be more stable and productive than previous updates of Windows 10. The company takes such things very seriously, and rightly so.
Based on Windows Central