The result being that the typical staged rollout had to be made even more limited due to upgrade blocks that Microsoft had to put in place.
Including, some for Surface hardware.
Despite all these barriers, Redmond continued to offer the May 2020 Update to as many users as was possible, including those that manually went for the update and those that were on Windows 10 versions that were nearing the expiry date.
But, of course, even with automatic updates there are many blocks in place, even now.
Save for the ones that have just been lifted.
Microsoft has just updated its Windows 10 version 2004 dashboard to reflect that it is using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to roll out the feature update to a broader range of PCs that are approaching end of service.
That is primarily to say that based on what the AI learns, it is being offered to those that are rocking Windows 10 version 1809. The software titan starting moving those on version 1809 to 2004 a month ago, and with support for version 1903 ending only a month after it does for version 1809.
The company was supposed to end support for Windows 10 version 1809 in spring, but postponed it due to the coronavirus pandemic. It now ends on the second Tuesday of November, while support for version 1903 ends in December.
Moral of the story is that time is of the essence, and the rollout just picked up pace.
Helped a little by AI.