Microsoft hits the brakes on Windows 10 updates in December 2020

Don't expect any Windows 10 preview updates in December due to holidays, says Microsoft.


Microsoft has told Windows 10 owners and IT admins not to expect any Windows 10 preview updates in December to give them a break when staffing levels are low over the holiday season.

December will be a break from the usual schedule of Windows 10 updates each month, which include optional previews that arrive after the mandatory Patch Tuesday security updates in the second week of every month. 

"Because of minimal operations during the holidays and the upcoming Western new year, there won't be any preview releases for the month of December 2020," Microsoft said in a support note.

The company will resume monthly servicing with the January 2021 security releases, it said. 

Microsoft releases optional non-security Windows 10 updates to give customers time to test the updates against systems.  

It calls the first week of each month 'A week' and typically issues fixes for Office. The second week is 'B week' or Patch Tuesday. C and D weeks happen on the third and fourth weeks of the month. They're when Microsoft releases optional cumulative updates or previews of non-security fixes for IT pros and admins. 


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