Chapter 23. What’s next for Windows 10?

The Windows roadmap

How the Windows Insider Program works

Don’t get too comfortable with your current Microsoft Windows 10 installation. Microsoft says it plans to release two “feature updates” to Windows 10 in 2017. These are full upgrades, delivered at no charge through Windows Update to properly licensed devices running Windows 10.

This accelerated release schedule is a key part of the “Windows as a Service” model for Windows 10, where upgrades arrive far more frequently than before.

Each new release has its own code name, which you can use to track an upcoming Windows 10 version as it works its way through the development process. The initial release of Windows 10, in July 2015, was code-named Threshold, ...

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