After a long list of blunders that Microsoft had the past few months which include deleting zip files contents and documents, breaking iCloud and other stuff, Windows 1809 is finally ready to be used on company computers. Although it is worth not rushing in yet.
Microsoft has declared that business computers can safely use Microsoft Windows October 2018 Update even though it is clearly April 2019 now.
Microsoft has gathered enough data and feedback from customers, OEM’s, ISVs, partners, and commercial customers to be able to confidently say that Windows 10, version 1809 has transitioned to broad deployment – as per Microsoft’s John Wilcox on the Windows IT Pro blog.
“With this, the Windows 10 release information page will now reflect Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) for version 1809. We will continue to communicate for future releases the transition from targeted to broad deployment status.”
While celebrating this new arrival, Wilcox couldn’t help being a bit of a downer though, bringing up 1809’s lifecycle – like discussing funeral arrangements at a christening.
“According to our lifecycle policy, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education, version 1809 will be serviced for 30 months from its November 13th release date.”
Microsoft will be able to reach and update more computers as long as it no longer is having issues like before. Microsoft needs to reach to the point that people have earned their trust enough to upgrade directly to every single update being released.
Microsoft has another one in the works, and they will be releasing another version dubbed 19H1. It is currently being tested by people from the Insider Programme which they expect to release later this month. Hopefully there will be no more document deleting or file-eating bugs and other surprises.