Microsoft recently released the Windows 10 May 2020 update, the first feature upgrade in 2020, and the company has also confirmed that it will repeat the primary rhythm of last year’s Windows 10 feature update. As the next update Windows 10 20H2 will be released in the fall, it may be a little more update than a cumulative update. In other words, Microsoft will provide a 20H2 update that includes a limited set of small features, performance improvements, and enterprise features.
It now appears that, according to Microsoft’s own latest schedule, Windows 10 version 20H2 will be released at some point in September 2020.
The latest update, including Windows 10 version 20H2, was changed from September 14 and 16 to September 7 and 9. It’s worth noting that the plan will never keep up with the changes, but assuming that this new schedule execution process doesn’t go too far, you can expect Windows 10 to have an update on 20H2 in the second week of September.
Microsoft also recently confirmed that it will simplify the naming scheme for upgrading its Windows features. The company will ditch the monthly naming format used in Windows 10 since the operating system was first launched five years ago.
Instead, Microsoft will use codenames such as ’20H2′ or ’21H1′ to name version 10 of Windows, for example:
Windows 10 v2004 – Windows 10 20H1
Windows 10 v2009 – Windows 10 20H2
Windows 10 v2104 – Windows 10 21H1
H1 or H2 refers to the first half and the second half, respectively, with the first two digits representing the years.
However, when communicating with consumers, Microsoft will retain more friendly names such as “May 2020 Update” for Windows 10 feature updates, so 20H2 is likely to be named “September 2020 Update” if it appears in September, and “October 2020 Update” if it appears in October.