Microsoft plots changes to Windows 10's release lingo

From InfoWorld: Microsoft will change the nomenclature of its Windows 10 release model in September, dropping terms used since the operating system's debut and substituting names that sync with Office 365.

In an online Q&A Thursday about "Windows as a service," Microsoft's concept of an ever-evolving, ever-updating OS, Michael Niehaus, a director of product marketing on the Windows 10 team, answered a question about the new terminology.

"New Windows 10 releases in the Semi-Annual Channel are initially to be used for pilot deployments," Niehaus wrote [emphasis added]. "After about four months, we'll declare that the release is ready for broad deployment."

The new names will be: Semi-Annual Channel (Pilot) and Semi-Annual Channel (Broad).

"That's quite a mouthful," Michael Cherry, an analyst with Directions on Microsoft, said in an interview. Cherry was one of several people who asked questions during the Q&A.

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