Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365

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For Microsoft, though, this could mean less auspicious feature bundles, a la the Creators Update, which didn't quite pan out as promised. "There is a lot of demand from customers to bring the Windows and Office cadence together because they are modernising their clients with Windows 10 and Office 365 PP at the same time".

Microsoft's blog post says the company is now "aligning the servicing models" for its Windows 10, Office 365Pro Plus and System Centre Configuration Manager products.

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Microsoft has made a conscious effort to focus on battery life with Windows 10, having previously tested a more customisable battery tool, which allow users to set how heavy their computer's power-saving is via a slider tool.

Windows 10 has been referred to as the "last version of Windows," and this regular update schedule points to that actually being the case. However, the company frequently upgraded smaller functionalities in the Office suite nearly on a weekly basis. The feature is available on Intel chips with Speed Shift technology, but Redmond is planning to expand support to other processors over the next few months - via upcoming "Redstone 3" Insider preview builds. Windows Insider Paul Thurrott agrees, calling the biannual schedule "too aggressive", and personally preferring an annual features update. Users are hoping that the company will also add more cool and useful features for Windows 10 on the next update. The company not only promised two yearly updates for Windows 10, but also said that the same model would be followed for the Office 365 ProPlus programs. A couple of experiments that were briefly available during the development of the Creators Update are back, as Microsoft develops new power management capabilities. Microsoft has not revealed a release timetable, but most experts expect it to appear this fall. Windows 10 will determine which apps you're now using and block other apps from drawing too much juice when they're not in use. The feature will allocate just enough processing power to background processes to keep them running while keeping power consumption to a minimum.

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