Microsoft pressing a pause button on updates

Microsoft has told Windows 10 owners and IT admins not to expect any Windows 10 preview updates in December , after the mandate patch Tuesday updates

The company will resume monthly servicing with the January 2021 security releases, it said.

Microsoft releases optional non-security Windows 10 updates to give customers time to test the updates against systems.

It calls the first week of each month ‘A week’ and typically issues fixes for Office. The second week is ‘B week’ or Patch Tuesday. C and D weeks happen on the third and fourth weeks of the month.

The last time Microsoft paused optional non-security updates that are released after Patch Tuesday was in March.It resumed optional updates in July but maintained its Patch Tuesday schedule throughout the pandemic.

Microsoft also released a statement confirming it is starting to force Windows 10 PCs on version 1903 up to 1909.

All editions of Windows 10, version 1903 and Windows 10 Server, version 1903 will reach end of service. After that date, devices running these editions will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates.

To keep you protected and productive, we will soon begin updating devices running Windows 10, version 1903 to Windows 10, version 1909. This update will install like a monthly update, resulting in a far faster update experience.

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