Windows 11 will have annual updates

Microsoft announced the change in the way it incorporated the settings in the current operating system

Windows 11 will reach users sometime in the second half of the year and it will do so with a new cycle of updates and support different from the one Microsoft has followed so far with Windows 10.

Updates to the new operating system will have an annual periodicity, compared to the biannual of Windows 10, and will be available in the second half of the year, as indicated by the company in its official forum.

Not all users will be able to upgrade their computers from Windows 10 to Windows 11. However, those with hardware compatible with the new version of the operating system will be able to choose to upgrade, and start the process when available.

These users will also have the possibility to pause and schedule the restart of the update, and even decide which updates they want to install on their computers.

Business customers will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 on existing Windows 10 service channels and through tools such as Windows Update for Business, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, and Windows Autopilot.

The support of this new version of the operating system will vary according to the edition that the user has. Thus, the Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, and Pro Education editions will have it for 24 months, while for the Enterprise and Education editions it will be 36 months.

In the case of security updates, the monthly distribution will be maintained, although they will be up to 40% smaller in size than Windows 10 updates.

K. Tovar

Source: Softzone

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