Microsoft has declared Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) ready for broad deployment, recommending businesses to set up the brand new OS version before the launch of version 1903.
The October update was originally released on October 2 this past year, however it ended up being pulled just a few days later because of issues potentially resulting in the removal of user files stored in libraries.
Microsoft fixed the bug and re-published the update in November, then beginning a gentle rollout to devices across the world to avoid any other issues from becoming widespread.
For this reason more cautious approach, the supply of Windows 10 version 1809 improved slowly, so in January this season, Microsoft released it via Windows Update to all users who manually looked for updates.
Beginning March 28, Microsoft says Windows 10 October 2018 Update is “designated for broad deployment and Semi-Annual Channel for servicing status (recommended option),” which means that businesses can finally install the update. At the same time, the update can also be readily available for any user who manually selects look for updates via Windows Update.
“New update around the corner”
Meanwhile, Microsoft is getting ready for the debut of some other OS feature update currently codenamed 19H1 and likely to launch as version 1903 and April 2019 Update. Which means that users in general, and consumers in particular, are very likely to skip the October update altogether and switch straight to the April 2019 release.
As it’s the situation of every Windows 10 feature update, the rollout from the next-month release will happen in stages to devices around the globe, once again in order to prevent major issues from hitting a lot of devices.
However, alternative download methods may also be offered, including a manual check for updates that’ll be available for users who don’t wish to wait for the update to be automatically pushed to their devices.