Windows 10 News and Updates: Redstone Will Come on Early 2017 [VIDEO]By Sarene Mae Butao, UniversityHerald Reporter
Microsoft is currently on the works for the next major update for Windows 10. Called as Redstone 2, this new update is said to be released on Spring 2017.
There were hints that the Redstone will be released in March 2017 and will focus on productivity improvements for desktop. It will also bring in much-needed features and enhancements menat for Windows 10 Mobile users. Microsoft has stated that they will develop Redstone 2 two months prior to Redstone 1's internal sign off. This method is said to be a standard procedure for Microsoft engineers. This allows them to begin the conceptualizing the features and get to it ahead of time, according to The Sun.
Microsoft claimed that the first few Redstone 2 builds will not have any new features, since they are currently working on refactoring OneCore. This is a subsystem of Windows 10 which will help it scale universally across a lot of devices. The original schedule for the launch of Redstone was supposed to be later this year, Windows Central reported.
It would only contain fewer tweaks as compared to the anniversary update, however due to unavoidable delays and the company's need to wait for new Surface hardware, they have just decided to move the launch to early 2017. Due to this reason, the Anniversary Update was the first update to be launched on its own within a single year.
Since Redstone's lauched was delayed, Microsoft has just decided to make it a bigger update than what was originally plan. This is actually a good news for insiders and consumers who are waiting for new features to come. There will be two major updates that Microsoft will be releasing in 2017.
Windows 10: Redstone 2 in the early part of 2017, and Redstone 3 in the summer/fall of 2017. The Insider Preview for Redstone 2 is still on its way. Therefore, there are still several months left for development before the update will be ready for public use.