Microsoft has acknowledged officially that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be its only feature upgrade to Windows 10 this year. Two new feature refreshes are coming in 2017, however.
While various us Microsoft watchers have been stating for some time that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update would be Microsoft’s exclusive component upgrade to Windows 10 in 2016, now Microsoft authorities are recognizing the same.
In a late TechNet article ordering new IT star highlights for the Anniversary Update (codenamed “Redstone 1”), Microsoft authorities incorporated this line:
“Windows 10, variant 1607 is our third Windows 10 highlight upgrade discharged. In view of input from associations moving to Windows 10, this will be our last element overhaul for 2016, with two extra element upgrades expected in 2017.”
(I saw the line above in a post by The Verge’s Tom Warren, who saw it on Windows Central.)
The primary Windows 10 highlight discharge according to Microsoft’s observations was the underlying Windows 10 working framework discharge in June 2015 that was codenamed “Limit 1.” The November 2015 upgrade, “Edge 2,” was the second. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the third.
At a certain point, Microsoft was wanting to discharge two Redstone upgrades in schedule 2016, yet not long ago, authorities chose to push Redstone 2 to mid 2017, my sources let me know back in March.
As indicated by the TechNet article, there will be two Windows 10 highlight “overhauls” in 2017, which we’ve heard are codenamed Redstone 2 and Redstone 3. They’ll likely touch base in the spring and fall of 2017, if Microsoft holds to its typical discharge timetables.
Note that Microsoft authorities frequently utilize the expression “overhauls” to allude to OS revives that incorporate new components and “upgrades” to invigorates that incorporate security, unwavering quality and bug alters as it were. (The greater part of us Microsoft watchers don’t make those refinements in our scope.)
The TechNet article denote the first run through Microsoft executives are on the record about discharging one and only Windows 10 highlight upgrade this year. In Microsoft TechNet articles about Windows 10 adjusting, authorities have specified that’s Microsoft will probably discharge a few component overhauls every year for Windows 10. This year, with one Windows 10 update just, broke with that example.
As Microsoft begins up its Insider sneak peak testing again in the coming days, analyzers will start seeing Redstone 2 test manufactures.