The latest Windows 10 May 2020 Update is about to land on our PCs later this month. But Microsoft has already pushed the update to OEMs, and now it’s available for developers on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).
It’s a trend that Microsoft has been following for the last few instances where it releases a feature update to the OEMs and developers before the general availability, which by the way, makes sense.
So, if you have an MSDN account, you can go ahead and download the ISO files for Windows 10 2004, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, and Windows Server. If you don’t, you can still get the May 2020 update using other ways.
At the same time, Microsoft has also released the SDK for Windows 10 version 2004 so that the developers can leverage new features and optimize their apps for the latest Windows update.
What’s delaying the May 2020 Update?
According to ZDNet, Windows 10 2004 was expected to release on May 12. But Microsoft is taking things slowly, owing to the crisis time that the coronavirus pandemic has brought. Now, the update is expected to roll out sometime around May 28.
However, another reason behind the delay is to make the update as stable as possible, given that the experience of the last few feature updates hasn’t been great.
Back in November 2019, Microsoft was done with all the core changes to the May 2020 Update. Since then, it has been issuing performance improvements, bug fixes, and security updates to the Insiders in Slow ring, and recently, the Release Preview ring.
Speaking of the RTM build, Windows 10 Build 19041.208 released with just one bug fix was considered as the final build. However, Microsoft has now rolled-out the Build 19041.264 (KB4556803) as the new final build for Windows 10 2004.
The build comes with the latest May 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates and fixes a bug the prevents the Disk Cleanup Utility from deleting old Windows installation.