Microsoft has always touted Windows 10 as the last version of Windows, although technically it will be the last version number as the OS will continue to evolve. There won’t be Windows 11 or 12 because new features and improvements are designed to come out as part of Windows 10 rather than as new releases.
As of now, Windows 10 is receiving feature updates twice a year and cumulative updates are being released twice a month with security fixes. Windows 10 is now three years old and the company recently posted a chart that shows how the operating system is getting better with the introduction of new enhanced security & consumer-focused features.
Michael Niehaus, Principal Program Manager, Windows & Devices Group, modern deployment team at Microsoft recently shared an image of the chart which shows off the features of Windows 10.
You can find the entire list of Windows 10 features below:
- Windows Analytics — Spectre & Meltdown.
- Delivery Optimization, Application Reliability.
- Logon Health.
- WDATP Automated Remediation.
- Conditional Access based on WDATP device risk.
- Threat Analytics.
- Emergency Outbreak Updates
- Advanced hunting.
- Cloud Credential Guard.
- Diagnostic data viewer.
- Windows AutoPilot enrollment status page.
- Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode.
- Shared Windows Devices.
- Nearby Sharing.
- Windows Defender Exploit Guard, System Guard.
- Application Guard, Application Control.
- Mobile Device Management.
- Windows Analytics Update Compliance.
- Windows Analytics Device Health.
- Enterprise search in Windows.
- Continue on PC.
- OneDrive Files On-Demand.
- Mixed Reality Viewer.
- Windows AutoPilot.
- Windows Defender ATP.
- Windows Defender Security Center.
- Express update delivery.
- Hyper-V Windows 10 Subscription Activatio.
- Windows Insider Program for Business.
- Paint 3D.
- Cortana at work.
- Night light, mini view.
- Windows Information Protection.
- Windows Hello for Business.
- Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness.
- App-V, UE-V.
- Hybrid Azure Active Directory Join.
- Windows Ink.
- Mobile Device Management.
- AAD Join.
- Windows Store for Business.
- Windows Update for Business Mail, Calendar, Photos, Maps, Groove, Skype.
- Windows Defender Antivirus.
- Windows Hello.
- Microsoft Edge.
- Device Guard.
- Credential Guard.
- Windows as a service.
- In-place upgrades.
- Windows 10 core.
Since its release three years ago, Windows 10 has added lots of new stuff. pic.twitter.com/hQY535lcaU
— Michael Niehaus (@mniehaus) July 30, 2018
If you’re interested, you can see the large image here.
Windows as a Service (WaaS) approach should continue and the company will release another update later this year. The next Windows 10 update is codenamed Redstone 5 and it will be rolled out to the public in the month of October. Microsoft has also started working on Windows 10 19H1 update and it will be released early next year with Sets and other improvements.