Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (2018): The next major Windows 10 update looks like it’s just around the corner, after an eagle-eyed member of the Windows Insider community spied a reference to the ‘Spring Creators Update’ whilst completing a February Bug Bash Quest. Here’s everything we know so far, including the next Windows 10 Spring Creators Update release date and a
Currently being developed under the codename Redstone 4, the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update would continue Microsoft’s seasonal naming of its operating system updates, which started with last year’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
News that the next instalment of Windows 10 is likely to be dubbed the Spring Creators Update was shared by @WinObs following a tip-off.
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Microsoft subsequently scrapped the overt reference to ‘Spring Creators Update’ in its Feedback Hub, replacing it with ‘R4 Update’, though the slip had already started doing the rounds on the web.
Redstone 4, aka the Spring Creators Update, will represent the fourth version of Windows 10 and the third ‘Creators Update’ branded update.
It’s understood that the Spring Creators Update will be headlined by the much anticipated release of Windows 10’s ‘Timeline’ feature, which is Microsoft’s take on Apple’s Handoff functionality and will allow users to transfer open work and apps across Windows devices.
Tweaks to Fonts and additional Fluent Design features are also expected as Microsoft continues to target a ‘prosumer’ audience.
The release date for the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update hasn’t been confirmed, but we’d obviously expect it to land in Q2 given its name – though Tuesday March 20 is officially the first day of Spring in 2018, so there’s a chance it could arrive slightly earlier. Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference seems the most likely launchpad and took place in May last year.
Stay tuned as we’ll update this page with all the latest Spring Creators Update news and rumours as they break.
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