Windows  Redstone

Its seems like “Creators Update” is very much a thing at Microsoft and will define a whole era of Windows 10 releases. A future update for the platform seems to show that Microsoft will call the next Windows release “Windows 10 Spring Creators Update”.

Microsoft has not yet officially named the next feature update for Windows 10. Instead it has moved through the preview process under the codename Redstone 4. Later this month or early April, the company will officially roll out Redstone 4.

Normally, Microsoft holds an event to unveil new Windows 10 releases months ahead of their launch. Those events usually involve the official announcement of the name. We saw this method with the last three feature updates. However, with Redstone 4, Microsoft has taken a different approach.

The company will name the build when it officially launches and it seems the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is the chosen moniker. Windows Insiders have spotted the name in the latest Skip Ahead previews for Redstone 5, which itself will be arriving in the fall.

All this suggests Microsoft sees the idea of the Creators Update as a generational part of Windows 10. The company first launch the Creators Update last spring, featuring Paint 3D amongst its many new features. During the fall of 2017, the Fall Creators Update arrived with Fluent Design and myriad other additions.

Windows as a Service

Windows is run like a service these days. In other generations, Microsoft would only introduce major new features to Windows through each generation, such as when moving from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

These days, the company sends out two feature updates per year, although refuses to call them that. These two updates introduce new features to the platform, while monthly updates make fixes and provide security patches.

Among the features coming with the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will come with new features. Among them are HDR support, more evolution for Fluent Design, Timeline, and more. Microsoft is already working on Redstone 5 through early previews on the Insider Program.