Microsoft Declares Windows 10 May 2019 Update Ready For Mass Deployments

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The Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) was first made available to customers four months ago, and now Microsoft has indicated that the operating system is "ready for broad deployment". Many businesses are reluctant to be guinea pigs for major Windows 10 updates, and with good reason considering the issues that we've seen so far with the May 2019 Update.

"We recommend commercial customers running earlier versions of Windows 10 begin broad deployments of Windows 10, version 1903 in their organizations," wrote Microsoft on its Windows 10 Release Information page. Microsoft wants to get customers to upgrade as soon as possible, as support for the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) will end on November 12th, 2019.

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This move from Microsoft comes just days after it released the latest Cumulative Update for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (KB4517211). This particular update addressed a number of lingering issues that have been reported on over the past few weeks. 

As Microsoft is prodding users to make the jump to the May 2019 Update, it is also putting the finishing touches on the next major release: version 1909. Microsoft isn't expected to bring a slew of new features to the table, but it will primarily be a release that is aimed at fixing any outstanding bugs and incompatibilities along with improving performance and stability for the operating system. It’s rumored that this build will be released sometime in the next few weeks if Microsoft adheres to its previous release schedules.

For those looking for really big changes to Windows 10, you'll have to wait for the 20H1 build that will drop during the first half of 2020.