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December 01, 2020.

Windows Feature Experience Packs

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Microsoft has started testing a new method of providing its clients with smaller Windows 10 updates outside of the major Spring and Fall updates. This process, branded Windows Feature Experience Pack, is first being tested within the Windows Insiders community, before being extended through Windows Update. These “feature packs” appear to be a new channel for Microsoft to update parts of Windows that aren’t directly controlled by the OS but also aren’t separate apps that are maintained through the Windows Store. It could mean we’ll see more regular minor updates to Windows 10 in the future. Microsoft typically delivers two big Windows 10 updates per year, with one arriving around the April time frame and the other around October. “By testing this process first with Windows Insiders, we hope to expand the scope and the frequency of releases in the future,” explains Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc.

The Verge, Tom Warren, “Microsoft’s new Windows Feature Experience Packs are smaller updates to Windows 10.”


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