Upcoming Windows 10 updates to be codenamed Vanadium, Vibranium


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Codenames for future Windows 10 updates confirmed

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.

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 next feature update 19H2 is expected to be a minor update releasing in September this year. Microsoft has been focusing heavily on the 20H1 release lately.

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?

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