After the May 2019 Update and November 2019 Update, Windows 10 version 2004 is the next big release and it comes with several new features. Microsoft is almost done with the first major update for Windows 10 coming in 2020 and final build candidate could be finalized as early as next week.
People familiar with the schedule claims that Microsoft might be winding down the Windows 10 version 2004 development in December. A close to final build could be released in December to Insiders and Microsoft will test Windows 10 20H1 preview with Slow Ring testers for another three months.
We’re also hearing that the next feature update could be signed off in December and the timing does make a lot of sense.
It was previously reported that Microsoft is considering a new development cycle for Windows 10. As part of the new development cycle, future Windows 10 H1 update will RTM in December for March/April release and H2 update will be finalized in June for October release.
In 2020, Microsoft will begin seeding Windows 10 version 2004 to users in the Release Preview Ring for additional tesing, ensuring that these builds are quality and contain fewer critical bugs.
Windows 10 version 2004 will be pushed out to everyone in late March or April.
Unlike the November Update, Windows 10 v2004 packs a lot of new features including Cloud Recovery, Cortana, Windows Update bandwidth limits, faster Windows Search, Task Manager enhancements, overall performance improvement and more.
Windows 10 20H2 development
Microsoft is also getting ready for what’s coming after Windows 10 20H1 update. Microsoft previously said that Fast Ring will be switched to ‘RS_PRERELEASE development’ and 20H2 preview builds will be delivered to testers soon.
Windows 10 20H2 is also expected to be a major release with new features and significant improvements.