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Posted April 22, 2017

The feature is available on Intel chips with Speed Shift technology, but Redmond is planning to expand support to other processors over the next few months - via upcoming "Redstone 3" Insider preview builds.

Microsoft plans to release two feature updates a year for Windows 10 every March and September. Microsoft's Bernardo Caldas, who is the General Manager for Windows Commercial Marketing, confirmed this schedule in a new blog post on the company's official site.

According to Microsoft, the coordinated twice a year Windows 10 and Office releases will reflect the company's "commitment to helping make it easier to service and deploy Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus".

A user has created an unofficial patch that bypasses Microsoft's security check when attempting to update a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machine with a newer processor installed. System Center Configuration manager, a key tool for managing updates to client endpoints, will also have the same support cycle/release timing so its is ready for the feature updates at the same time. The next Windows 10 feature update will be targeted for September 2017.

The technology, temporarily tagged as "Power Throttling", was enabled on all copies of Windows 10 Insider build 16176, which Microsoft released Friday.

Along with the news of regular updates, Microsoft has just revealed why it believed users should switch to its Edge browser.

With the Windows 10 Creators Update already seeding to users, the next update is scheduled for September this year. These updates would be released in March and September each year. Fans are expecting things like a new Project NEON design language, a shell that's adaptable to different devices and form factors, the x86 app emulation on ARM devices, MyPeople hub, Continuum features for phones, and more.

Microsoft says the new feature will boost battery life by as much as 11 percent.

Previously, the Windows 10 platform benefited from two or three updates annually. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more unusual that he should support Stockport County.