Microsoft’s late release of Windows 10 2004, now slated for the last week of May, almost certainly means that the fall upgrade will be like 2019’s – a minor update sporting few new features and little new functionality.

According to a Microsoft schedule found on the company’s hardware ecosystem website, the feature upgrade known both as Windows 10 May 2020 Update and Windows 10 2004 will be released May 26, 27 or 28.

Others, including ZDNet and BleepingComputer, had reported earlier that Microsoft would probably ship Windows 10 2004 during that three-day stretch.

After giving enterprises 30 months, Microsoft moved to major-minor

A May 26-28 launch of Windows 10 2004 would put the feature upgrade on a timetable almost identical to last year’s Windows 10 1903, which debuted May 21, 2019, and will be supported until Dec. 8.

With its late-May launch, Windows 10 2004’s 18 months of support will end Dec. 14, 2021.

All editions of Windows 10, from Home to Enterprise, receive just 18 months of support for the spring upgrades that are usually tagged as yy03 by Microsoft. The fall updates, normally marked yy09, split support: Windows 10 Home and Pro get the stock 18 months, but Windows 10 Enterprise and Education receive a more generous 30 months.

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