Here is what's next after Windows 10 version 1909

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 27, 2019
Windows, Windows 10

Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1909 in November 2019; the new major version of Windows 10 was just a minor update that did not introduce many new features or changes to the system.

Windows 10 devices that run older versions of the operating system can be upgraded to the new version. While there are some stopper bugs and devices that are held back, as usual, most devices are eligible for the update to Windows 10 version 1909.

Microsoft revealed earlier this month that it won't release smaller updates like Windows 10 version 1909 anytime soon. The company revealed that it used the update to test the functionality but that it had no plans to make the 2009 update a minor update as well.

Another major change that happened recently was the termination of the Skip Ahead Insider Ring. Microsoft dropped it entirely from the program which meant that Fast, Slow and Release preview rings are all that is left.

Microsoft's plans for 2020

windows 10 version 2004

What about 2020 then and Windows 10? Microsoft published a new Windows 10 Insider Preview version, build 19033, on November 26, 2019 and announced the release on the official Windows Experience blog.

Brandon LeBlanc, a Windows Insider Program Senior Program Manager, revealed the version of the next feature update for Windows 10 in the blog post.

Eagle-eyed Windows Insiders will notice that that as of this build, 20H1 officially shows it is version 2004. We have chosen to use 2004 as the version to eliminate confusion with any past product names (such as Windows Server 2003).

To avoid confusion with Windows Server 2003, Microsoft made the decision to make Windows 10 version 2004 the next feature update for the operating system. Obviously, that may still be confusing considering that users could interpret the version as year.

Still, the month may align better with the actual release date of the feature update considering that the last two, named Windows 10 version 1903 and Windows 10 version 1909, were released in May 2019 and November 2019 respectively.

Build 2004 has been pushed to the Fast and Slow ring. Fast ring systems will receive Windows 10 20H2 soon; the second feature update for Windows 10 of 2020 will then be tested by participants who run Fast Ring devices.

Closing Words

Microsoft plans to release two major feature updates for Windows 10 in 2020. Windows 10 2004 will be the first major release in 2020 and it will introduce new features and make changes to the operating system. Little is known about the second feature update of 2020 as public testing has not yet begun.

Now You: Which version of Windows 10 do you run, if any? (via Deskmodder)

Here is what's next after Windows 10 version 1909
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  1. Anonymous said on November 29, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I am glad you have 2004 vision, but it makes me thing of the year 2004 that it was made or develop

  2. Allwynd said on November 29, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Should’ve named Windows builds like Ubuntu:

    8.04 – April 2008
    8.10 – October 2008
    12.04 – April 2012
    12.10 – October 2012

    Microsoft are not only retarded, but probably are holding a closed doors contest on who can come up with the most retarded idea possible and win the reward of a cybernetic Dunce Hat equipped with Cortana.

    1. ubronan said on January 19, 2020 at 12:38 pm

      LOL agreed :D

  3. sanchhung said on November 28, 2019 at 11:09 pm

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  5. Tapp said on November 28, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    This is the WAY they process things internally or think?

  6. R.C. said on November 28, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    I grew weary of the ‘Microsoft Shuffle’ and went to Linux. And, I might add, am better off for doing it!

  7. Noname said on November 28, 2019 at 8:29 am

    why can’t software version use the release/build date? “2019.1128.0729” it’s simple, everybody on the planet understand…

  8. ho said on November 28, 2019 at 6:16 am

    What’s next? bugs, bugs, bugs……

  9. pHROZEN gHOST said on November 27, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Expect a 20GB update in the new year to add features nobody really wants or needs and a new about box for Notepad.

    1. ubronan said on January 19, 2020 at 12:35 pm

      Sadly absolute normal since they introduced the metro nonsense :(
      Each update stuff which changes or are needed for advanced users who want to set this OS to their liking and needs gets stuffed deeper and deeper away in this buggy piece of …… fill in the blancs yourself.
      At first i posted my concerns and later my anger on the M$ support pages, which ofcourse are never seen by any M$ persons ever. If you get an answer its from the obvious simple users who like what what M$ put in this insanity.
      I am no fan at all from all that touchscreen nonsense, which was intended to work on their failed enter the phone market idea.
      But gladly most users quickly found its a useless and dangerous product, especially when used for companies.
      M$ has still the tablet users and their tablet sales i know, but i give nothing about that silly stuff, its useless for power users and only makes your life miserable with this nonsense.
      Their products are still a fail in almost every way, the old issues from IE are still in the renamed edge, by that sites can still steal your passwords when you do not clear your type cache. So that more than 30 year old problem is still there and never really solved. Almost every site uses java scripts either M$ or Oracle one are still a huge risk.
      But i can not switch to linux because my games do not run on linux at all, een though steam reports they should do so :(
      I tried almost every distro available to see if one of them could run with wine and do run these so called compatible games on them. But the end conclusion is pretty sad, the games are sometimes running well but as usual without mods or addons.
      Hell even if they are clean and crispy they crash often and when it does you saved games are corrupted.
      True the os does not really crash in most cases, but i am not willing to wait to be able to kill the proces if i have to wait 2 hours to be able to type anything ( worst case scenario with some of the games )
      And yes i tried the linux steamos as well. Same problems and issues.
      So unless i abort gaming all together i am stuck at this bloated piece of bad software filled with hot air products and insane amount of driving filling never needed nonsense.
      All languages are installed by default and every translation is present on your drive, in my case a very expenssive triple nvme setup. Each time when i install this pain in the behind OS i need hours to remove all the bloatware and nonsense and have to run many scripts to make sure they do not know everything from seeing what i type of any possible login info i use.
      I see daily many connects to the worldwide based servers sending all kinda info and yes i blocked them often by different means.
      But if you do you constant end up having to reinstall because for example updates no longer run because i have blocked the info to be send to M$.
      I had to reinstall windows and guess what the update ran … so i put back the old version failing and found that it did not update because i had blocked their spyware servers….
      So basically if you block the sending of all your info they block your several functions so you will enable their spyware again.

    2. finoderi said on November 28, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      And it will accidentally delete Program Files to make room for itself.

  10. vb said on November 27, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    simple fix… 20.04 hell even 2020.04 (or even stay with 03 after the dot)

  11. Paul(us) said on November 27, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Brandon LeBlanc,
    His statement “Eagle-eyed Windows Insiders will notice that that as of this build, 20H1 officially shows it is version 2004. We have chosen to use 2004 as the version to eliminate confusion with any past product names (such as Windows Server 2003).”

    Deserves a question from my side “Dear Mr. LeBlanc, for me to call the version 2004 is ferry misleading!” Why use a number who is close to more than one of your earlier products release names. Why be not more direct by using a simple name like 2020 feature update 01 or anything which is as simple to understand.

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