Microsoft has finally resumed the development of the 19H2 update, which is the next major release of Windows 10 coming in the second half of 2019, and with it, the company is also revealing some new details.
According to the company, the Windows 10 19H2 update will be significantly smaller update than we usually expect. However, it’ll include enterprise features, performance improvements, and various other tweaks, which are expected to arrive sometime in September.
While the new version will be a minor update, it’ll help the company to complete the update on time, and it’ll be a less disruptive deployment. The company explains that the 19H2 update for Windows 10 will arrive on devices as a cumulative update using the servicing technology. This means that it’s likely the new version will not require a full reinstallation, and it’ll feel more like those service packs we used to get with Windows 7.
However, because it’ll be an incremental update, devices will require the Windows 10 May 2019 Update before you can install the 19H2 update manually.
Microsoft also explains that for users coming from older versions of Windows 10, the process of upgrading to the new release will remain the same as it’s been for previous feature updates, using the same tools and processes.
Also, for commercial customers, the Windows 10 19H2 will be supported for 30 months, while for consumers, the update will be supported for 18 months.
You can start testing update for Windows 10 19H2 by enrolling your device running the May 2019 Update in the Slow ring of the Windows Insider Program. The latest update is build 18362.1000, but according to the company, it doesn’t include any visual changes, but new features will start appear as soon as they’re ready.