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Microsoft has announced its plans for the next Windows 10 feature update codenamed 19H2. This update is much smaller than usual, and is released as a cumulative update on top of 19H1.

That the update is smaller, means that the 19H2 builds that go to Insiders are a variation of the 19H1 RTM in the form of an 18352.xxxxxx build, writes Windows Central. There is already a first 19H2 build available for Insiders in the Slow ring, named 18362.10000. There are no major changes or additions to the operating system.

Faster update

According to Dona Sarkar, the head of the Insider program, the update doesn’t get those major changes and additions either. “The update will be available via servicing technology to customers running the May 2019 Update. That’s also how the monthly Cumulative Update process works.

John Cable, the director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, also states that the updates are delivered via the servicing technology. According to him, this is to ensure that the updates are delivered to customers in a less disruptive manner. “In other words, anyone who runs the May 2019 Update and updates to the new release will get a much faster update experience, as the update will be installed as a monthly update.

Furthermore, Microsoft has announced that 19H2 is expected to be launched in September. That’s a bit earlier than normal, but not surprising since 19H2 is a lot smaller than the other half-yearly updates of the company. 19H2 can even be described as a Service Pack for 19H1, because it consists of a set of fixes and improvements that live on an already existing version of Windows. The 20H1 update, to be released in the spring of 2020, will come with much larger updates.

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