Last year, there were some reports that Microsoft was going to change the default naming convention of Windows updates.
The decision was made in an attempt to align codenames for Azure and Windows. Microsoft has now decided to introduce the new naming convention for future Windows 10 updates.
Microsoft Leakster Tero Alhonen sneaked into the recent Windows 10 SDK build 18950 and revealed that Microsoft plans to name the upcoming 19H2 update as Vanadium.
Moreover, the 20H1 update that is expected to roll out in the Spring of 2020 would be called Vibranium.
I think it would be really nice marketing move if the next Windows version (20H1 2020 1st half/2003 2020 March/…) would be called Windows 10 Vibranium https://t.co/g8UvOXlZdk
— Tero Alhonen (@teroalhonen) August 6, 2019
It seems that Microsoft took inspiration from Chemistry to add a bit of excitement for the upcoming builds. Interestingly, both the names Vanadium and Vibranium seem to be inspired by the elements of the periodic table.
For those who don’t know, the change in the naming convention is a result of the reorganization in the company that took place last year.
No official word from Microsoft
The recent 20H1 Insider Builds revealed that some significant changes are currently in the pipeline for Windows 10.
Keep in mind the fact that both names were previously going rounds on the internet. This is a clear indication that Microsoft finalized the codenames.
What’s your take on the story? Do you think it’s a good idea for Microsoft to change the regular naming convention?