Microsoft has shared a very small taste of what it is preparing for the next feature update of Windows 10 that will come in the first half of 2021.
The update of Windows 10 for May 2020, also known as 20H1, is expected to start between May 26 and May 28. The second update of Windows 10 for the year 2020 will not introduce significant changes or new features. It will be another low-level upgrade, similar to the November 2019 update, which was released in the second half of 2019.
Although not yet officially announced by Microsoft, a blog post by the company revealed details of future updates to Windows 10.
In one blog post for the Linux Subsystem of Windows (Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 or WSL 2), Microsoft "accidentally" confirmed that the next feature update will be codenamed "Iron”(Iron) and will be transferred to the Insiders (Fast Ring) in June.
Currently, Insiders are running the "mn_release branch". "Mn" means Manganese (manganese), which is an item in the periodic table, as well as the internal code name for Windows 10 20H2, the next minor feature update, which will come to us later this year.
However, the Fast Ring is currently at Manganese (Mn). We are waiting for the Fast Ring to go to Iron (Fe) towards the end of June. The Windows 10 21H1, also known as Windows 10 Iron (Fe), will be the first major update for 2021.
Unlike the current Start menu, the new layout offers a more unified background color in both dark and light modes, and the application color does not dominate the background color.