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Windows is Microsoft's proprietary operating system that powers many devices used in today's world. One of the greatest features the system offers is simplicity and ease of use for interacting with computers. Developers also enjoy the ease of developing applications for the system.

Version history[]

16-bit Windows series[]

Windows 9x series[]

  • 1995: Windows 95
  • 1998: Windows 98
  • 1999: Windows 98 Second Edition
  • 2000: Windows ME

Windows NT series[]

  • 1993: Windows NT 3.1
  • 1994: Windows NT 3.5
  • 1995: Windows NT 3.51
  • 1996: Windows NT 4.0
  • 1998: Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
  • 1999: Windows NT 4.0 Embedded
  • 2000: Windows 2000
  • 2001: Windows XP
  • 2003: Windows Server 2003; Windows Small Business Server 2003
  • 2005: Windows Server 2003 R2
  • 2007: Windows Home Server; Windows Vista
  • 2008: Windows Server 2008; Windows Small Business Server 2008; Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • 2009: Windows 7; Windows Server 2008 R2
  • 2010: Windows MultiPoint Server 2010; Windows Small Business Server 2011; Windows Embedded 7
  • 2011: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011; Windows Home Server 2011; Windows Thin PC
  • 2012: Windows 8; Windows Server 2012; Windows MultiPoint Server 2012
  • 2013: Windows 8.1; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Embedded 8.1
  • 2015: Windows 10
  • 2016: Windows Server 2016
  • 2018: Windows Server 2019
  • 2021: Windows Server 2022; Windows 11

Windows 10 Updates[]

  • July 2015: Windows 10 (original release)
  • November 2015: Windows 10 November Update
  • August 2016: Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • April 2017: Windows 10 Creators Update
  • October 2017: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  • April 2018: Windows 10 April 2018 Update
  • November 2018: Windows 10 October 2018 Update
  • May 2019: Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • November 2019: Windows 10 November 2019 Update
  • May 2020: Windows 10 May 2020 Update
  • October 2020: Windows 10 October 2020 Update
  • May 2021: Windows 10 May 2021 Update

Windows 10 / 11 development cycles[]

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