Today, Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10, KB4013429 and KB4013418 and they fix several issues with the OS and include the patches that should have arrived last month before the company had to delay the update at the last minute. Aside from the fixes, Microsoft is now promoting Windows 10’s Creators Update in the Settings panel.
As you can see from the image above, in the Windows Update panel, there is now the following text: “Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?”. The link, which takes you to here, does not offer much information about when the update will arrive but does try to persuade you to join the Insider program if you want to test out the new features today.
Microsoft has not officially said when the next update will be released to the general public but at CES earlier this year, Dell told me that it would arrive in April. Further, based on insiders at the company, the Windows team is in the final stages of preparing to select a build that will become the release bits for the update.
As with, I believe, all the major updates to Windows 10, expect a patch on day one as well. This is typical as the company needs to finalize the build several weeks before shipping and they use the additional time to patch any remaining high priority bugs before release.
In other news, it looks like we should be hearing more about next generation Surface devices in the near future. Ralf Groene, head of Industrial Design at Microsoft, sent out a somewhat cryptic tweet of “Almost done” which many believe is related to work on these devices.
It wouldn’t be all that surprising if Microsoft held an event for the next generation Surface devices as well as launching the Creators update; time will tell on this one.