Microsoft is changing to an annual feature update cadence with Windows 11, which implies that only one feature update will be published every year, as opposed to the existing biannual timetable (semi-annual cadence of Windows 10). The first major upgrade, according to Microsoft executives, would be issued in the second half of next year.
Microsoft will provide 24 months of support for the new versions (consumer editions). Windows 11 will have 36 months of support for Enterprise and Education versions.
Windows 11 will, like Windows 10, continue to get monthly cumulative upgrades, often known as Patch Tuesday or “B” releases.
Microsoft will also release optional cumulative updates for Windows 11 for individuals who are interested. These optional upgrades will initially be available to testers in the Windows Insider program’s Release Preview Channel.
Your Windows updates will continue to be distributed in the same manner as they are currently on Windows 10, but Microsoft claims that these cumulative updates will be “40% smaller.” According to Microsoft, it is dedicated to “investments in Windows 11,” and customers should expect speedier update procedures, as well as more dependable and productive experiences.
In addition to these quality enhancements, Microsoft is testing a new feature that will inform you of how long it will take your device to reboot and install an update.
This new functionality will be available for all Windows updates, including the.NET framework, Patch Tuesday, and optional upgrades. It appears that it will not appear for upgrades that do not necessitate a system reboot.
The estimated time for Windows Update will be displayed on the Start Menu and in the Windows Update Settings. This time will be determined by the CPU, memory, and storage gear you are using.
Windows erroneously provide a five-minute estimate for everyone in the current preview release, however, this functionality is presently under development and will ultimately improve.