We know that after the May 2019 and November 2019 updates for Windows 10 and November 2019, Version 2004 will be the next major release, and unlike the last update, this will bring some new features. Microsoft is about to complete the first major update to Windows 10 in 2020, with a final candidate version likely to be completed next week.
Microsoft could complete the development of Windows 10 2004 in December, and the final version could be released to Insiders in December, before testing the Windows 10 20H1 preview via a low-speed update channel for up to three months, people familiar with the matter said. The next feature update may be signed in December. In 2020, Microsoft will start providing Windows 10 version 2004 to users in the Release Preview channel for additional testing to ensure that the quality of these builds contains fewer critical errors.
It was previously reported that Microsoft was considering a new development cycle for Windows 10. As part of the new development cycle, future Windows 10 20H1 updates will be released by RTM in December 2019, in March/April 2020, and the H2 update will be completed in June and released in October.
Unlike the November update, Windows 10 v2004 includes many new features, including cloud recovery, Cortana, Windows Update bandwidth limitations, faster Windows Search, Task Manager enhancements, overall performance improvements, and more.
Microsoft is also ready for work after the Windows 10 20H1 update is complete. Microsoft has previously said fast Ring will switch to “RS_PRERELEASE development” and that the 20H2 preview will soon be delivered to testers.
Windows 10 20H2 is also expected to be a major release with new features and significant improvements.