01 August 2019
Microsoft is gearing up for the second major Windows 10 update of the year which is being referred to as 19H2. The official name stands for 2019 second half as it has plans for releasing one major update in each half of the year. And now, it has shared details about the upcoming second major update of the year.
The first important thing to note here is that even though Windows 10 19H2 is supposed to be a major update, it is not loaded with too many features. Microsoft says that the update will have "select performance improvements, enterprise features, and quality enhancements". It seems like the team is focusing on under the hood side of things and improved performance for the next update to enhance the overall user experience and productivity.
Microsoft is also changing the way this new update will be made available to users. Instead of releasing it like a big major update, it will be released like monthly cumulative updates. This has been done to ensure that the update does not disrupt your working schedule. The stable build is expected to arrive sometime in September but a beta build has already been released for Slow Ring Insiders.
The official blog post makes it clear that a user will need to be a Slow Ring Insider group member and his machine should have the May 2019 update installed. Like previous beta releases, this will also have Controlled Feature Rollout (CFR) implemented. It means even if you receive and install the beta, you will not necessarily receive all the new features right away. These will be enabled gradually for all beta users after receiving favorable feedback from those who will receive it first.