Microsoft recently released the build of Windows 10 May 2020 Update, or the 2004 version, to insiders registered in the Release Preview ring.
In other words, the development of Windows 10 May 2020 Update is now complete and its release in the Release Preview ring is the last step before Microsoft officially launches.
What will happen next?
First of all, we should expect the company to release some cumulative updates for the Release Preview Ring Insiders before the official release of the 2004 version. The company will continue to improve the new update features before everyone gets it.
All of these improvements will be included in the ISO of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, although Microsoft could release a cumulative update to make any corrections available to everyone. This means that your device could receive at least one cumulative update after you install the May 2020 Update, and it is obviously recommended that you install it for the best experience possible.
The release of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update will take place gradually, as the company is used to having wave updates of new features. This makes sense because it gives Microsoft more time to troubleshoot and fix bugs.
However, there will be alternative download methods, such as ISO and the Media Creation Tool, which will allow users to download and install the May update without having to wait to see it through Windows Update.
The release will probably take at least two months, so if you are waiting for Windows Update, depending on the possible software and hardware issues on your device, you may need to wait a little longer to upgrade.
Typically, Microsoft advises everyone to wait for the update to appear in Windows Update, as this method prevents potential problems and ensures (as much as possible) that you get the correct update. However, the Media Creation Tool or the use of ISOs to install the update could allow users to skip any compatibility checks and install the update.
Windows Insider will continue as normal, as Fast ring is currently being used to test features that do not have a specific release date.
If you want to try the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, you can sign up for Windows Insider and install the version available in the Release Preview ring. Of course, this is not recommended on devices you want stability and reliability.