For anyone still wondering if Microsoft will deliver its follow-up update to Windows 10 in a timely manner, industry reporter Mary Jo Foley’s recent conversation with company spokesperson should be able to clear up any residual doubt.
According to a tweet from Mary Jo Foley’s Twitter account, Microsoft will be releasing its Windows 10 Anniversary Update ISO’s on August 2, 2016. The news of the ISO release comes by way of Microsoft spokesperson and thus a much more reliable source than some previously accredited speculation. The release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update ISO also coincides with previous Microsoft discussions that pegged general availability of AU to be on August 2, 2016, as well.
For those asking, MS spokesperson just told me Windows 10 Anniversary Update ISOs will be available from MS on Aug. 2, too
— Mary Jo Foley (@maryjofoley) July 28, 2016
What has kept some people skeptical of the release of the AU is its title and seemingly subsequent offset release date of August 2, 2016. Some are weary that if Microsoft can’t hit its namesake accurately; July 29, 2016, rather than the offsetting August 2, 2016, then any further declarations from the company would become moot in the end.
While Microsoft has been known to shift dates, miss projections and fudge timeframes, by all accounts, it would appear that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update should land on devices in the next five days.
We’ll be keeping an eye the company’s various media outlets and social media accounts to see if anything changed between now and August 2, 2016, and hopefully, we’ll have nothing to report.