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Microsoft Promises Windows 10, Office 365 Updates 2x Per Year

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Beginning in September, Microsoft plans to begin rolling out new feature updates to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus twice a year. The first of those updates is codenamed Windows 10 Redstone 3. This will hopefully help IT professionals plan for upgrades. 

The target delivery dates are March and September. Last year Microsoft only rolled out one update, known as Windows 10 Anniversary. In 2017, the company has already rolled out the Windows 10 Creators Update. 

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Microsoft is extending the support period for Windows 10 feature updates and Office 365 ProPlus updates from 1 year to 18 months, so there's no need to rush to update right away. This does not affect perpetual non-subscription Office clients. 

"Our customers want more predictability and simplicity from this update servicing model to help make deployments and updates of Microsoft products easier," general manager Bernado Caldas said

Microsoft hasn't released any details about what changes might come with Redstone 3, but it's likely that we'll know more after the Microsoft Build conference in May.