Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it will retire Windows 10 delta updates next year in order to focus more on express updates and deliver smaller updates packages.
In a blog post published last week, Microsoft announced that they're developing an improved Windows Update mechanism that would create a small update package for easier and faster deployment. The new design for quality updates for Windows 10 and Windows Server is coming later this year with Windows 10 version 1809 (codenamed Redstone 5).
The new update mechanism is supposed to reduce the package size of cumulative update and complexity for IT administrators.
Microsoft will be creating a new update type which would be smaller in size, redistributable, and easier for IT administrators to manage. According to Microsoft engineer Maliha Qureshi, the new update type has benefits over the three existing update types (full, delta, and express).
Microsoft plans to deliver the new quality updates over Windows Update or from the Microsoft Update Catalog. You can find the benefits of this new update type below:
If you're interested, you can learn more about this update type here.