Windows  Redstone

Microsoft’s update schedule has been adjusted several times in the past. Last year, the company stated plans for three feature updates per year, but that number was later reduced to two.

The Anniversary Update was equally delayed by a few days on desktop and significantly longer for mobile.

As a result, it wouldn’t be surprising if customers are skeptical about Microsoft’s commitments for this year. However, Director of Program Management Bill Karagounis confirmed at Ignite Austrailia this week that two updates are coming.

Plenty is known about the first already. The Windows 10 Creators update is undergoing its finishing touches, with the final build expected in April.

It will introduce a multitude of new features, including 3D paint, Windows Holographic, a re-designed action center, and more.

Windows 10 Release Cadence official

 

Redstone 3 Features

Redstone 3 is more of a mystery. However, it’s very likely the canceled People Bar will make an appearance, alongside Microsoft’s new, Neon design language. Reports also suggest ARM64 emulation for Windows Mobile, allowing for x86 apps with Continuum.

Other than that, details have been sparse. We have no word on an exact release date, other than its placement right at the end of the year. Further information likely won’t come until Build 2017 in May.

Further information likely won’t come until Build 2017 in May. At that point, Microsoft will be in a better position to provide feature lists and possibly an early demo. Whatever the case, it’s good to see the Redmond giant on track. Rumors suggest the company has even begun brainstorming for Redstone 4, and the long, dedicated bug fixing periods suggest a stable Creators Update release.

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