Microsoft Is Already Testing A Windows 2020 Release – Potential Reason

A preview Windows 10 build has been released which is not due until 2020.

When the company released it, it was pretty strange because the tech giant revealed features that “require longer lead time,” and there was no indication of what those features are.

A theory surfaces 

Now, Ars Technica reveals that Mary Jo Foley is telling a different story about why all of this is happening.

It seems that this release might actually be a consequence of some parts of Windows’ development which is moving to the Azure group.

“The core parts of Windows—the kernel, file system, networking stack, hypervisor, security subsystem, and so on—underpin a wide range of Windows variants, including Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, HoloLens, Xbox One, and Azure. According to Foley, Microsoft makes two releases of these core parts each year, in June and December,” Ars Technica writes.

These various Windows variants are built on these dual releases.

The recent releases of that core have been focused on the demands of Windows Server, Xbox, and Windows 10.

This reportedly resulted in the fact that the Azure team has not felt the need to track and switch to each new internal release.

Moving core parts of Windows to the Azure group

The team is running an older version instead. The development of these same core parts of Windows have been moved to the Azure group.

This resulted in the fact that the Azure needs will become much higher priorities and it will definitely be in its interest to keep track with all June and December releases.

“This would explain why the 2020 work has started early—because that’s where the next Windows core release will come from, so that’s what needs to be tested,” Ars Technica concludes.

The online publication also says that it’s not very clear yet how all of this will be helping the team behind Azure, but this remains to be seen.

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