Windows 10: A cheat sheet
This comprehensive guide covers must-know Windows 10 details including features, system requirements, upgrade options, and Microsoft’s Windows-as-a-service strategy.
Like a Swiss Army Knife, Windows 10 was designed to do just about everything for everyone…or at least that’s Microsoft’s hope. It’s built to provide a unified operating system that can run across multiple platforms, such as PCs, tablets, and smartphones. It’s also designed to provide PC users with a more traditional Windows experience compared to Windows 8’s touch-centric UI, something Microsoft hopes will win over long-time Windows users and many IT departments that skipped Windows 8. Lastly, Windows 10 marks the beginning of Microsoft’s new Windows-as-a-service strategy, which could signal the end of numbered Windows releases.
To help IT leaders quickly get up to speed on Windows 10, we compiled the most important details and related resources on Microsoft’s latest operating system into this guide, which we’ll periodically update as new information becomes available.
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Windows 10 November 2019 Update
The latest release of Windows 10–1909, or the November 2019 Update–was made “… available to the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider Program on October 14, 2019,” states ZDNet contributing writer Ed Bott. Windows 10 Version 1909 is scheduled for release to the general public in November 2019.
The Windows 10 November 2019 Update will be listed as an optional update on the Windows 10 Update screen, granting users the opportunity to choose if and when they would like to install it. This marks a major…