With the public rollout of Windows 10 version 2004 steadily picking up pace, Microsoft has one eye on the next feature update for the OS. Windows 10 version 20H2 as it is known.
This new release recently reached a major milestone ahead of its general availability later this year.
Microsoft has made it available for commercial prerelease validation. What this means is that business users can now run Windows 10 version 20H2 before it launches this fall in order to help Redmond determine if anything needs to be improved.
As the company explains:
“You can access Windows 10, version 20H2 through all standard outlets, including Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and Azure Marketplace, or you can download an ISO file. If you manage updates directly from Windows Update, or have devices enrolled in the Beta Channel (previously the Slow ring) or the Release Preview Channel for validation purposes, you don’t need to take any action.”
Windows 10 version 20H2 is set to be automatically deployed to all commercial devices in the Beta and Release Preview channels. And it will be done so as a remarkably fast update, thanks to it simply being an enablement package.
If we go by Microsoft’s typical release schedule, Windows 10 version 20H2 is projected to be finalized in September, with the release to the first wave of production hardware following next.
In either October or November.