Windows News Recap: Windows Server Semi-Annual Updates Near End, Windows 10 Version 21H1 Reaches 26.6% Market Share, and More

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Welcome to our Windows News recap, where we review top stories from the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Windows Server will no longer receive semi-annual updates

Windows Server, like Windows, has so far received semi-annual updates. However, with Windows Server 2022 there will be no semi-annual updates, but will transition to a major release cycle every 2-3 years.

AdDuplex: Windows 10 version 21H1 reaches 26.6% market share in July

According to the latest AdDuplex data, Windows 10 version 21H1 reached 26.6% market share in July, while version 20H2 stands at 36.3%.

Adduplex: windows 10 version 21h1 reaches 26.6% market share in July - onmsft.  Com - July 27, 2021

Microsoft Talks Windows 11 Upgrade Trade Blocks, Update Paths, and More in AMA Webcast

In a 48-minute AMA, Aria Carley, program manager at Microsoft, sought to answer questions about Windows 11, with a particular emphasis on the business side of it all. One hot topic has been the stricter hardware requirements of Windows 11, and especially on commercial devices, Microsoft noted that if the device doesn’t meet the new requirements, it won’t be able to install Windows 11.

New optional fixes are available for Windows 10 version 21H1 and earlier

Windows 10 version 21H1 and earlier received new optional fixes that provide a series of fixes for several areas of the operating system, game services, VPNs, and printing.

It’s all for this week. We will be back next week with more Windows news.

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