Windows  Redstone

There’s been a lot of chatter about Redstone 2. We’ve known that it will probably be mobile-centric, that it will bring a Windows 7-esque start menu, and that it will probably launch next year.

However, we haven’t had a specific timeframe for its release until now. Thanks to Twitter personality WalkingCat, we can be relatively certain it will come in March.

Windows 10 Version 1703

The information comes from several references to “Windows 10 Version 1703” in Group Policy. Microsoft’s new naming system refers to the year first, followed by the month. Therefore, we can assume that Redstone 2 will launch in March of 2017.

Of course, this is just the planned release date. The previous Anniversary Update was labeled 1607 but didn’t come until August. We could be seeing it a little later depending on how development goes.

Nevertheless, a March release would make a lot of sense. Microsoft’s Build conference ran from March 30th – April 1st last year, so a release to coincide would be the natural move.

Windows 10 Redstone 2 Features

Naturally, Windows 10 Redstone 2 will contain a number of changes, and we’ve listed some of them for you below

Allegedly, Microsoft is planning to outline specific plans for Redstone 2 at its event this month. It will begin on October 26th at 10 am EDT, and could also contain news about the Surface AIO PC.

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