Microsoft updates its rollout plans for Windows 10 Team 2020

Back in October, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Team 2020 Update, promising that it would begin rolling out the following week. In fact, it had an actual timeline of when it would roll out by region. In December, it partially paused the rollout due to some post-installation issues that some customers had, and today, the firm posted an update.

According to the update back in December, the first two phases had started rolling out, and that includes Surface Hub 2S devices in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Mexico, UK, Japan, Switzerland, and Italy. Out of the devices in those two phases, 70% had already completed the update. Phase three was the United States and Germany, and phase four was the rest of the world. Due to the issues that some customers had, it was phases three and four that were held back indefinitely.

Here's the deal if you've got a Surface Hub 2S. The Windows 10 Team 2020 Update is available via Windows Update for Business, and the Bare Metal Recovery image is available now. As for when it will be available through Windows Update, that will be February 2021. For the first-gen Surface Hub, the timeline is similar, although it's getting the update in Windows Update and Windows Update for Business in February 2021. Those users can, however, get it now by using the Surface Hub Recovery Tool.

There are several new features included in the feature update, such as Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser, which is making its way to more and more platforms. There's also support for inking with two pens at the same time, and there's a new Coordinated Meetings feature in Teams that lets you easily switch between Surface Hub and Teams Rooms devices on the fly.

Microsoft also noted that Windows 10 Team version 1703, the previous update for Surface Hub, will no longer be supported after March 16. So basically, the 2020 Update will arrive in late February and you'll have just a few weeks to upgrade before being out of support.

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