Microsoft plans to align Windows 10 and Azure development

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You might be wondering why Microsoft decided to release a preview for Windows 10 20H1 to the Skip Ahead ring somehow skipping the 19H2 version? Well, we at WindowsReport asked ourselves the same question.

Microsoft has never skipped any Preview build before and it seems the company got a major reason to do so this time. Microsoft generally moves the next version of Windows to the Skip Ahead ring and apart from that, it does not let through any other version.

Microsoft tests Windows 10 versions one year ahead

As soon as users spotted the Windows 10 20H1 build, a lot of theories started to make rounds online. Some insiders were of the opinion that Microsoft is working on introducing a secret feature in 19H2 and the tech giant is not yet ready to reveal it.

Even though Microsoft has already announced that 19H is ready to move to the Fast ring, others stated the company planed to release one update per year now.

While all those speculations came to an end when a recent report revealed that there is nothing like what we were thinking. As we all know, Windows was moved under Azure last Spring when Terry Myerson who was working as the Windows chief decided to leave the company

Notably, a pretty old custom version of Windows Server is being used to run the core of Microsoft’s Azure platform. Starting with the next big core update, Windows core’s team is more focused on the needs of Azure.

As a matter of fact, Microsoft has taken advantage of the December core update to build Windows 10 19H1. Moreover, the company plans to build 19H2 directly on top 19H1.

Likewise, the next big core update codenamed Vibranium will be used to build 20H1. As Vibranium is not out yet so it will allow Microsoft to have more time for thorough testing by Insiders. 

The tech giant has long term plans to align internal releases with the Azure team. The team up with allow the company to build up to date Windows Core platform.

The latest development might be confusing for some Windows users as WCOS is also currently under development as a based for the new ecosystem of devices.

On the other hand, Microsoft is facing criticism for releasing builds without fixing issues that are still there for the last 3 major updates. These bugs have been reported to Microsoft for months but nothing has been done yet.

It’s a high time for the company to focus on these issues rather than worrying about the new features. Microsoft will never succeed to encourage more and more users to switch to Windows 10 if it does not fix the existing bugs. 

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