Microsoft Confirms Second Windows 10 Update Coming This Year

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 20 Comments

In a month or two, Microsoft will be releasing the Creators update for Windows 10 that will bring several new features to the platform. As I have been saying for a few months, Microsoft is planning a second update for 2017 for Windows 10 and now the company has confirmed these plans.

At Ignite Australia last week, spotted by Rafael, Microsoft has confirmed that they will release another update for Windows 10 sometime in 2017. Unfortunately, the slide does not state when that will happen but I have been hearing October/November timeline for release.

As for what might be included in this iteration of Windows 10, it’s likely a safe bet that we will see the People Bar that was delayed from the Creators update and the Neon design language should start to show up as well. Beyond that, it’s a bit too early to say, but Microsoft has begun significant work on this release and is starting to already look at development plans Redstone 4.

While this may seem like a quick turnaround for a new update to Windows 10, Microsoft concluded major development efforts for the Creators Update back in January and is now focusing on bug smashing. This means that developers have been working on Redstone three for at least a month, if not longer, which gives them plenty of time to get another update cleaned up for release later this year.

As for now, don’t expect to see anything from Redstone 3 to show up in Insider releases until after the Creators update ships; if you want to watch the presentation where the slide shown above was mentioned, you can find that here.



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