Microsoft has played the release of its next Windows 10 update pretty close to the chest. But owing to an update today to a Microsoft Developer blog published in February, we know that the next update is probably coming in April.
The version number for this update is 1803 which indicates that it will be finalized this month. But that does not necessarily mean that it will be released soon after, but the blog update confirmed the thought.
Microsoft also mentions that the support for this update will end on October 2019, which is a standard 18 month duration from Microsoft. If previous trends were any indication, Microsoft will probably extend the duration of the support for another six months making it two whole years.
The internal working name of the OS is “Redstone 4”, and there is no mention to the official name anywhere in the blog.
— Pennybridge1969 (@warnelidl) March 8, 2018
Though the name “Spring Creators Update” has appeared in many preview builds, it will be the third time that Microsoft used this since it started last year.
If we were to consider this as the official name it ought to indicate that this build will again cater to the creative professionals like its two predecessors did.
If the previews have been any indication, then we may guess that the focus for Microsoft this time will be Shell, Settings, Windows Update, HDR video playback, new Font settings, switch modes from Action Center, gaming and AI.
These features have been spotted in the update that the Windows Insider Program participants who are in the Slow Ring received. It was the 17115 build which is the third Redstone 4 build for the Slow Ring.
Considering that the predicted launch is next month, the wait for the final announcement should not be a long one now.