Make way! Windows 10 version 2004, the upcoming update for the operating system, is on track to fly off servers in May. Microsoft is now in final testing of this latest refresh.
As in, the company recently made available this version in the Release Preview ring of its Insider preview program. This basically means that this version is nearing the end of its testing phase, with the testers taking it on for one or two final drives.
Of course, if you have been following along the development, you probably already know that this version of the OS — which also goes by as Windows 10 May 2020 Update — was done in December.
But Redmond took its sweet time in testing and ensuring that everything was up to the mark.
And frankly, hard to blame the company, seeing its recent history. Both the May 2019 release came with its own issues, while the October 2018 Update was a disaster by all accounts. The only way to avoid a repeat is to test extensively.
Which the software titan has done.
Codenamed 20H1, testers in the Release Preview ring can now download Windows 10 Version 2004 in the form of build 19041.207, which mainly fixes a few small issues.
Nothing major in terms of features, which is not surprising when you consider the fact that the company has been adding new features and options in Windows 10 Version 2004 since April of last year. This is when the party actually started with this release.
A year out, and this version is still not ready for the consumers.
Or should we say, stable enough for general use.
But that’s coming next month. And after 6 wholesome months of testing, we should see the public release of this new Windows 10 version early in May. Probably around the time of the next Patch Tuesday, as is the norm.
Mark your calendars, folks!