Microsoft could split this year’s fall Windows update into two versions
Microsoft will hold a special press conference on June 24 at 11 am ET, to introduce the new version of Windows, which is currently speculated to be Windows 11.
If Microsoft does not change the name, it will be the Windows 10 21H2 version, which is the Sun Valley update. According to the previous news, this version has major changes in the user interface.
So whether it is Windows 11 or Windows 10 remains to be seen, but the existing evidence shows that Sun Valley Update is indeed a different version.
Microsoft’s official document mentions the branch change of the new version. According to the code name that Microsoft previously formulated, the code name of the Sun Valley update is the cobalt branch.
The document shows that Microsoft is preparing a version with the cobalt branch and a version without the cobalt branch, which means that Microsoft is likely to split this version into different versions.
According to existing evidence, the version number of a specific version of Windows 10 21H2 can be switched to Build 19044, which means that this version is also a minor update.
Therefore, a reasonable guess is that Microsoft is going to split the Sun Valley update into two versions: using the old branch version to push to enterprises and the new version to consumers.
This can ensure that enterprise-level users use the old version to get the best stability, while consumers can use the cobalt version with more features to get the best experience.
After all, changes in the appearance of the operating system are not the point at all for enterprises. As long as it has sufficient stability and security, it is the best version for the enterprise.