Four months from now, that’s fast! Microsoft recently provided some welcome insights into its roadmap for Windows 10, confirming that version 1607 has been moved to the Current Branch.
But while that has become CB, it will become CBB, that is Current Branch for Business, in or around December this year.
The software titan detailed all this in this blog post on TechNet, while announcing the Anniversary Update, which is billed as the first wave of the Redstone update. Two more waves of this refresh are set to hit sometimes in 2017.
Version 1607, however, is the last major update of 2016:
“Today’s release of Windows 10, version 1607 is initially considered the Current Branch (CB) and will become Current Branch for Business (CBB) in about four months from today. Windows 10, version 1607 is our third Windows 10 feature update released. Based on feedback from organizations moving to Windows 10, this will be our last feature update for 2016, with two additional feature updates expected in 2017.”
The software titan also explained that Redstone 2 will land in spring of 2017 and come with features and enhancements that were not ready for this first wave.
Redmond has certified Windows 10 version 1511 as the CBB release earlier this year, in April, but now the Anniversary Update takes its place in what signals a faster release and upgrade cadence not just for the software titan but businesses and organizations that rely on the operating system.