Windows 10 2004 just hit a major milestone

Windows 10 version 2004 is now ready for deployment.

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Microsoft has Windows 10 version 2004 to the next phase of rollout, declaring it “ready for broad deployment”, six months after it was released.  

The shift in status means that this version of Windows 10, which Microsoft released in May 2020, is ready for everyone to install. Previously, Windows 10 users on earlier versions had to ‘seek’ the update by choosing to check for updates in Windows Update. 

As of February 3, 2021, Microsoft says: “Windows 10, version 2004 is designated for broad deployment. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.”

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In the enterprise, moving to broad deployment means customers can accelerate the deployment of this version of Windows 10. 

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