Finally, Microsoft gives us details on the 19H2 update, the second major update of 2019. We should not expect any major new products this year. Information on this update was overdue for several months, Microsoft having moved directly to testing version 20H1 for Insiders, which is the first major update of 2020.
After the Windows 10 update in May 2019, Microsoft will not deviate from its usual schedule and will propose a second update expected as usual in the fall. It will be deployed as a cumulative update to the May update. The first information announced by the Redmond firm clearly indicates that there will be no major innovations with this new version.
Windows 10: version 19H2 will be a cumulative update, no big new features expected
Last February, Microsoft launched the testing of Windows 10 version 20H1 for members of the Insiders program, eliminating the 19H2 update. Some saw this as a sign that the 2019 Fall Update would only be negligible, as Microsoft had decided to focus its efforts on the first update in 2020. This is confirmed by the first innovations unveiled by the firm.
As Microsoft explains in the post published on the Windows blog, this update “includes a set of features to improve the performance, enterprise functionality and overall stability of the OS”. It will be issued to Insiders running the May 2019 update as a simple cumulative update.
Microsoft also announced that the consumer version will be deployed in September, one month earlier than usual. The 19H2 update can be considered as a Service Pack for 19H1. It should be limited to a set of fixes and improvements, not much to get to grips with.