Important announcement from head list representative (please read): names of update channels are changing as of fall 2017 #AdminNotice #wintendev
Ladies and gentlemen,
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Some of you who keeps an eye on Windows 10 development may have noticed a change to how Microsoft labels various update channels, and yes, it is true: in fall 2017, Microsoft will change how update branches are labeled. Terms such as “Current Branch” will be replaced by “Semi-Annual Channel”. Although you may think it has nothing to do with this forum cluster, it does: update branch labels are just as important as the updates themselves, as it helps us determine which build of Windows 10 you are using and to make sure screen reader users are adequately prepared.
This does not change how Windows Insider Preview builds are labeled nor use of branch progression hashtag on this forum cluster. For sake of familiarity, old and new terms are acceptable, although for branch progression communication, I’ll start using new terms from Fall Creators Update onwards. In addition, as update releases are now somewhat predictable, we’ve sort of found a good timeframe as to when update reminders will be sent (next post).
The next post will detail update reminder notices, possible new hashtags and when this forum will switch to Fall Creators Update era and related announcements.