Microsoft already talks about the release of Windows 10 Redstone 3

A Windows 10 feature is being tested that could save you plenty of battery life

A Windows 10 feature is being tested that could save you plenty of battery life

You might recall that Microsoft initially set a goal of reaching 1 billion Windows 10 devices in 2-3 years. I've often wondered how long it would take Microsoft to change from the gush model to the dribble model, particularly now that upgrades from Windows 10 version to version are free. So, while Windows 10 Creators Update was arrived in March (it's version 1703), the next update will be Windows 10 Redstone 3 RTM (still has no definitive name) will be version 1709 of the operating system and it should arrive later in September.

Each Windows 10 version will be supported for 18 months, Microsoft says.

Windows 10 has been referred to as the "last version of Windows," and this regular update schedule points to that actually being the case.

Latest update on April 21, 2017 at 07:40 AM by PaulRubens.

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The Register has asked Microsoft for more information on this schedule and will update this story if it offers any comment on how it feels businesses will cope with frequent Windows re-deployments and a schedule that "targets" September but doesn't commit to it. ®.

Users should not get too excited with the said updates.

The company says it committed to this new schedule to help out system administrators across the Globe, who can now plan ahead for upcoming Windows 10 major releases. Of course, you have to also consider the September to March cycle including the December holidays which eats up a few weeks of that cycles available time due to vacations, etc. We will extend the support period for Office 365 ProPlus semi-annual updates from 12 to 18 months (starting from first release) so IT professionals can choose to update once or twice a year.

From October 13, 2020, Office 365 ProPlus or Office perpetual in mainstream support will be required to connect to Office 365 services. This means that if you want your Windows 10 or Office ProPlus installation supported long-term, you'll have to update it from time to time. The same goes for Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft's productivity suite that lives in the cloud. While this does not erase all of the uncertainty surrounding Windows-the biggest unknown is whether updates and/or feature upgrades one day move to a subscription model-it at least gives customers and professionals something to plan around.