Windows 10 will be getting a Power throttling feature

Windows 10 will be getting a Power throttling feature

Windows 10 will be getting a Power throttling feature

As part of this announcement, Microsoft is committing to a predictable twice-a-year feature release schedule for Windows, with releases expected in March and September.

Companies who keep their users on the Current Branch for Business deployment ring will still see those feature updates delayed by roughly four months after Microsoft makes them generally available. The update is the third major release for Windows 10, the company said in a statement. The same goes for Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft's productivity suite that lives in the cloud.

Get ready to receive major Windows updates faster than ever. The next Windows 10 feature update will be targeted for September 2017.

Dubbed Power Throttling, this new feature effectively aims to get work done with only a small hit to the battery. These updates would be released in March and September each year.

The Verge notes that the feature was in testing before the Creators Update was released, but Microsoft wasn't able to ship it in time.

Windows 10 will be getting a Power throttling feature

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Also built into the Windows 10 Creators Update is "Game Mode", a new platform feature that dedicates more graphics and processor resources to PC games. This basically equates to deploying the second to last feature update after its successor becomes available - in other words - one update cycle per year for both Windows 10 and Office 365. By the time the end of Windows 7's 10 year life cycle support period arrives in January 2020, Microsoft will have almost three years of working within this new twice a year release cadence and will have the system well established.

Microsoft also shared that the Windows 10 System Center Configuration Manager will be prepared to support the updates.

The company is also hosting a Windows as a service AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 9:00 10:00 a.m. PT.

As for what's coming in the next version of Windows - codenamed Redstone 3 - the most exciting bit is probably the UI overhaul dubbed Project Neon which Microsoft teased back in February.

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