Windows 10, version 1909, available for download by subscription Visual Studio

Windows 10, version 1909, available for download by subscription Visual Studio

Microsoft has made available another way to get the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. Software developers can use a Visual Studio subscription to download Windows 10, version 1909.

Last week, Microsoft announced a Windows 10 November 2019 Update. According to the company, the assembly 18363.418 may be final, and it already includes all the improvements and changes, Feature Updates to Windows 10, version 1909.

There will be no new SDK for developers

Today, Microsoft posted an official blog post titled What Windows 10 Version 1909 Means for Developers, which confirmed that it will not release a new SDK that matches the new feature update, as is usually the case.

Software developers can continue to work with the current version of 1903, because Microsoft will use a method for delivering updates using service technology similar to that used to deliver monthly cumulative system updates. Although when upgrading to Windows 10, version 1909, the build number will change from 18362 to 18363, in fact your computer will only receive an activation package for minor improvements, but otherwise, from the point of view of software development, it will be the same version 1903. Both versions also will receive the same cumulative updates.

2 ways to get Windows 10, version 1909

Those software developers who want to upgrade to Windows 10, version 1909 now, can use the Windows Insider Release Preview channel, or download the November 2019 Update using a Visual Studio subscription.

As for the exact date when the new version will be available to the general public, Microsoft has not yet disclosed details. Most likely, in the first week of November, version 1909 can be installed using the Media Creation Tool and the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. And by the next Tuesday of patches, November 12, when a new build is available, the Windows 10 November 2019 Update will begin to spread as an “optional update” for all Windows 10 users, version 1903.