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Microsoft lost Windows 10 May 2019 Update via MSDN

Microsoft lost Windows 10 May 2019 Update via MSDN

Microsoft has made the download files of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update available via MSDN. The launch coincides with the release of the Software Development Kit (SDK) for the update and is aimed at developers.

Microsoft made the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) available to Insiders at the beginning of this month, with a view to a broader public rollout in May. This week, the SDK was launched for developers and related to this, the update has also appeared on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).

Developers can now start testing their applications for the May 2019 Update. The MSDN files are not so much intended for enterprise users with an MSDN account, although there is nothing to stop them from testing the update in this way.

End of May

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that enterprise customers can start testing the commercially available version of the May 2019 Update from the end of May. Microsoft officially sticks to that timing and uses it for the start of the 18-month support period.

Our commercial customers can start their targeted implementations at the end of May, marking the beginning of the 18-month support period for Windows 10, version 1903 in the Semi-Annual Channel. We encourage IT administrators to validate the apps, devices and infrastructure used by their organizations at that time to ensure that they are working well with this release before it is generally implemented, said Mike Fortin, Corporate VP Windows, in a blog post earlier this month.

More control

Microsoft gives itself plenty of time to fix all the bugs before making the update widely available. Both the April 2018 Update and the October 2018 Update had to be postponed due to compatibility issues and other bugs that the company had not detected in time.

The company cannot continue to afford this if it wants to keep the user on board for its Windows-as-a-Service strategy. It has therefore recently made several efforts and gives users from this May 2019 Update again more control to determine their own update rate.

Related: Windows 10 May 2019 Update gives users re-control over updates

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.