Windows 10, version 1803 (also known as the Windows 10 April 2018 Update) is now available for download from Visual Studio Subscriptions (formerly MSDN Subscriptions) and the Software Download Center (via Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool). It is also available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Windows Update for Business—and will begin rolling out globally through Windows Update on May 8th.
Windows 10, version 1803 is the fifth feature update for Windows 10, offering IT pros built-in intelligent security and advanced capabilities that help simplify device management and drive IT cost savings. Here's a quick rundown of what's new and what's changed since the last update:
As announced by John Cable this morning, today marks the start of the 18-month servicing timeline for this Semi-Annual Channel release. We recommend that you test the newest features and functionality now—with a targeted deployment—in preparation for broad deployment to the devices in your organization in the weeks to come.
If you have not yet deployed Windows 10 and are looking to test this latest release for your organization, you can download the Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation from the Microsoft Evaluation Center.
To help you better plan for and deploy this release, we have also updated the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 10 and published a draft of the Security baseline for Windows 10, version 1803.
Volume License customers will be able to download Windows 10, version 1803 from the Volume Licensing Service Center on May 7, 2018.
Register today for a one-hour “What's new in Windows 10, version 1803 for IT pros” webcast hosted by Pieter Wigleven and Nathan Mercer, Senior Product Marketing Managers with the Windows Commercial team.
On Tuesday, May 22nd, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT), Pieter and Nathan will walk you through the latest features for configuring, deploying, and managing Windows 10 devices, as well as the security capabilities that can help you protect your data and devices end-to-end. There's a lot to cover in just one hour so, instead of our usual live Q&A at the end, we'll be hosting a 24-hour Windows 10 IT Pro Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) event on Tech Community that will start immediately following the conclusion of the live webcast and end at 11:00 a.m. PT the following day, May 23rd.
Since the 24-hour Windows 10 IT Pro AMA is a departure from our typical one-hour AMA format, here's an explanation of how it will work:
To participate in the AMA, you must be a member of the Microsoft Tech Community. If you're not already a member, it only takes a minute to sign up:
You can also watch a quick recap of what's new in this video:
The Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation is a free, 90-day evaluation of Windows 10 Enterprise designed for IT professionals interested in testing Windows 10 Enterprise on behalf of their organization. We do not recommend that you install this evaluation if you are not an IT professional or are not professionally managing corporate networks or devices.
If you haven't yet migrated to Windows 10, you can also take advantage of Upgrade Readiness, a free Windows Analytics service that helps you streamline and accelerate the Windows upgrade process by identifying compatibility issues that can block an upgrade and proactively suggesting fixes. You can use Upgrade Readiness standalone or integrate it with System Center Configuration Manager.
For more information on configuring and deploying updates, please see the following resources:
For more information on the latest features for end users, see What's new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.
To see a summary of the latest documentation updates, see What's new in Windows 10, version 1803 IT pro content on Docs.
For information on what's new for developers, see What's New in Windows 10 for developers, build 17134. For a full list of new namespaces added to the Windows SDK, see New APIs in Windows 10, build 17134. And, for a list of features and functionality that have been removed from Windows 10, or might be removed in future releases, see Features removed or planned for replacement starting with Windows 10, version 1803.
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[i] On Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
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