Microsoft is holding back on Windows 10 updates in December

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Microsoft has announced that it will not be releasing any preview releases in December as the company winds down for the end of the year.

The Windows maker cites the "minimal operations during the holidays and the upcoming Western new year" as the reason for scaling things back. Microsoft adds that things will return to normal in January.


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Microsoft is far from being alone in slowing down operation towards the end of the year, but it means that users of Windows 10 can expect to see fewer update until 2021. Of course, if a serious security issue needs to be addressed, patches will be issued, but don't expect to see anything that falls outside of these boundaries.

As Microsoft explains in a note on a page for the KB4586781 update:

IMPORTANT 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. Monthly servicing will resume with the January 2021 security releases.

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