Slightly later than planned due to COVID-19, Microsoft has made Windows 10 release 2004 available.  Most Q1 / 2 releases take their name from the year, followed by ’03’,  however this year Microsoft figured that calling the update 2003 would cause confusion with Windows Server 2003…

As with recent updates, this is being pushed out via Windows Update, so hopefully transparent to most users.  There are however a number of ‘blockers’ which cause incompatible machines not to receive the update.  Issues exist with some Bluetooth systems for example,  so save breaking your wireless keyboard and mouse, affected machines will not be offered the update.  A smart move perhaps, though maybe not as smart as ironing them out first.

Along with this update people will start seeing the ‘new’ Microsoft Edge browser based on the Chromium project – again check your Windows Update.

It’s also worth noting that as Windows 10 versions roll on,  versions from as recently as April 2018 are now considered end of life.  Whilst any licenced version of Windows 10 can be updated, it’s important to remain relatively current.  Check out the Windows 10 version history on Wikipedia for details.  Westcom can offer patch management systems which make the controlled release of new updates an automated process, taking away the need for those long, long reboots needing to take place during the day.  Contact us for more information.

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