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The next Windows 10 feature update is called the May 2020 Update

The next feature update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system will likely be called the May 2020 Update.

Microsoft has had the habit of changing feature update names frequently for its Windows 10 operating system, especially in the first two years after release. The first releases were called the November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update. Then in 2018, Microsoft switched to naming releases using a month - year scheme; the company released the April 2018 Update and the October 2018 Update in 2019, and the next feature updates May 2019 Update and November 2019 Update.

The next feature update for Windows 10, which is known as Windows 10 version 2004 at the time of writing (using year/month as the version), will likely be called Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

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The decision would introduce stability to the naming of feature updates; in fact, it is the first time that a feature update name replicates the name of a a release of a previous year.

Tero Alhonen posted a screenshot of the PowerShell command Get-VMHostSupportedVersion on Twitter this week and the data that was returned by the operating system used Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 Update/Server 2004 as the name for the upcoming feature update for the operating system.

The command, when run from an administrative PowerShell prompt, returns the list of virtual machine configuration versions that are supported on a host. You can find out more about the command on Microsoft's Docs website.

The May 2020 for Windows 10 is expected to be released next month. Microsoft has not revealed the final release date for the new feature update yet. If the May 2019 Update is anything to go by -- it was released on May 21, 2019 -- it is possible that the May 2020 Update will also be released on the third Tuesday; this would mean a release on May 19, 2020.

The update will be rolled out gradually via Windows Update and will also be available as a direct download. Updated installation images will also be made available at the time.

While some administrators may be tempted to install the new version immediately, it is often better to wait at least a month to avoid running into issues. It is common that feature updates have bugs initially, often major ones, that need to be fixed by Microsoft.

Now You: What is your expectation in regards to the Windows 10 May 2020 Feature Update?

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  1. Yuliya said on April 11, 2020 at 4:17 pm
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    I wonder if 20.09 will be LTSC 🤔

    1. Iron Heart said on April 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm
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      Doubt it. In 2021 or 2022, maybe.

      1. Yuliya said on April 11, 2020 at 8:24 pm
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        Yeah, after a quick search it seems so it’ll be 21.09

      2. Yuliya said on April 11, 2020 at 8:53 pm
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        I have to do a reinstall on my lappy, I did not do it properly initially, so I was thinking I might as well just wait a few months and do it then. Ah well, I guess I’ll just have to find myself some free time somewhere in the near future and will reinstall LTSC 1809.

      3. Allwynd said on April 12, 2020 at 1:54 pm
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        We have lots of free time these days…

      4. Yuliya said on April 13, 2020 at 7:10 pm
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        I don’t. For me it’s work as usual ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      5. Yuliya said on April 12, 2020 at 9:17 pm
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        I might not have to reinstall afterall. I managed to get the AHCI driver working. During install it was set in RAID (because that’s how DELL decided to set their defaults).

  2. real admin said on April 11, 2020 at 5:14 pm
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    Stable, reliable CentOS, RHEL or Oracle Linux are far better than this. Or Debian.

    1. Ahmet ULUSOY said on April 11, 2020 at 9:13 pm
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      if you live in 1998.

      1. Metha Soylu said on April 15, 2020 at 9:10 am
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        CentOS first release was 2004. Thanks for playing.

  3. Allwynd said on April 11, 2020 at 6:10 pm
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    It better bring something useful or fix something broken, I’m so bored and sick of updates that don’t do anything and only add more telemetry.

  4. John said on April 11, 2020 at 7:56 pm
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    “What is your expectation in regards to the Windows 10 May 2020 Feature Update?”

    Despite the word “feature”, I wouldn’t expect them to make any major changes that could effect the stability of anyone’s home and remote office setups given this worldwide epidemic we’re dealing with. This would not be a good time for an update to brick someone’s computer (Not that there ever is a good time, but some times are worse than others).

  5. oijreioufheurifherie said on April 11, 2020 at 10:36 pm
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    W10 on the normal release channel is absolute garbage. I have installed LTSC and never been happier.

  6. Panta said on April 11, 2020 at 11:45 pm
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    Anyone know if EAP-TEAP is part of these features?

  7. Toni said on April 12, 2020 at 12:07 am
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    I wonder if the telemetry data gathering will be off by default this time, or it provide the option to fully disable all telemetry for those who do not agree to it.

  8. Greg said on April 12, 2020 at 1:03 am
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    its actually called ( The Corona Update ) :D

  9. Kincaid said on April 12, 2020 at 4:32 am
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    > The next Windows 10 feature update is called the May 2020 Update.

    Coincidentally, the next Gregorian calendar update is called the May 2020 Update.

  10. had to see what condition my condition is in said on April 12, 2020 at 5:03 am
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    ID2020 and Bill Gates: research and spread the word. Don’t take the mark, at any cost – be it a tattoo, chip, or something else. DON’T TAKE THE MARK.

    Stop using Microsoft software. Try a Linux distribution. Heck, try several! Eventually you will find one you like and never have to deal with MS again. The key is to NOT dual boot W10 with Linux. If you must use W10, use it on an isolated machine.

    Reject the W10 EULA and demand a Windows refund.

    1. StayCool said on April 12, 2020 at 10:22 am
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      You better go after your government, political parties, and media supporting human rights abuse. They are the criminals who let NGOs and psychos do their shit.

      In regards to the upcoming Windows 10 version, there are too many bugs to consider it stable for production. Until Microsoft gets the act together, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 1903 are certainly more productive.

  11. asd said on April 12, 2020 at 12:26 pm
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    Is it too much to ask Microsoft to release 1 well tested feature update per year instead of the current update mess we have that breaks everything every time?

    1. toad said on April 14, 2020 at 5:03 pm
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      >”…we have that breaks everything every time”

      Speak for yourself, as that is never the case for “us”.

      Why use crazy rhetoric?

  12. liar liar pants on fire said on April 12, 2020 at 7:05 pm
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    > Until Microsoft gets the act together, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 1903 are certainly more productive.

    OBJECTION, your honor!

    What is more productive are W10 refunds. Nationwide bans on proprietary software, especially when used by government and military. If it’s not open, it should be shit-canned, plain and simple.

    $ ./shitterwasfull

  13. Mortov Molotov said on April 13, 2020 at 9:19 am
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    Linux remains a problem for people like me who use ms access. I didn’t find a comparable Linux version yet. Does libreoffice base provides enough security?

  14. FF2 said on April 15, 2020 at 7:04 am
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    This has been known since last September

  15. St0RM53 said on April 16, 2020 at 8:00 am
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    I only want this update because of WDDM 2.7 :)

  16. random goblin said on April 16, 2020 at 9:53 am
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    “Linux remains a problem for people like me who use ms access. I didn’t find a comparable Linux version yet. Does libreoffice base provides enough security?”

    Linux isn’t the problem. Your proprietary software and it’s masters is.

  17. EP said on April 17, 2020 at 1:49 am
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    hi Martin.

    MS has announced that the May 2020 Update is in the Release Preview ring as of April 16:
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/04/16/getting-the-may-2020-update-ready-for-release/

    1. EP said on April 17, 2020 at 6:48 pm
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      and check out this recent article by Mary Jo Foley on ZDNet, Martin:
      https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-rolls-out-windows-10-2004-release-preview-ahead-of-expected-may-release-to-mainstream-users/

      Release to OEMs/RTM: April 28, 2020
      Availability to developers: April 28, 2020
      General Availability: May 12, 2020

      that’s what she said. if you want to comment on the potential release date of 2004, go to that ZDNet article and click on the comments below.

  18. EP said on May 1, 2020 at 6:23 pm
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    forget May 19, 2020 as a possible release date, Martin

    Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet has revised her article on April 30 on a new schedule for May 2020 Update:
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-rolls-out-windows-10-2004-release-preview-ahead-of-expected-may-release-to-mainstream-users/

    “Update (April 30): As I mentioned on the Windows Weekly podcast recently, these dates were pushed back by Microsoft, possibly because the team wanted to patch a zero-day exploit before pushing the code to OEMs and users. I hear OEMs now are set to get the code May 5; developers on May 12; and general availability is slated for May 28. Again, Microsoft has not announced this officially and these dates may change yet again.”

    AND Microsoft has just released build 19041.208 into the Release Preview ring on April 30:
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/04/30/getting-the-may-2020-update-ready-for-release-updated/

    “We are continuing to work on getting the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (20H1) ready for release. Today we are releasing Build 19041.208 to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. While we originally thought that Build 19041.207 would be the final build, we made the decision to take in one more fix we felt was important to have before making the May 2020 Update generally available. We believe that Build 19041.208 is the new final build and still plan on continuing to improve the overall experience of the May 2020 Update on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence.”

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