Microsoft has recently confirmed that the next major update for Windows 10 will be pushed back to October. The reasoning behind Microsoft doing this has been to ‘manage expectations’ through the scheduling of its second twice-yearly update for October instead of its tradition September release.
To keep this in line with tradition, Microsoft will be naming its latest release ‘The Windows 10 October 2018 Update’.
As for the update itself, with those closest to Microsoft already having tested this out for the past 6 months, it is widely believed that the release candidate build will be available in early October, with normal users getting this a few weeks after.
In terms of what to expect, the latest release will target improving the features that users rarely utilise. Some of these new improvements to existing features will include a cloud clipboard that syncs across devices, a Dark Theme (which we covered in a previous blog), a better Snipping Tool (which is a useful alternative to other tools currently out there), slight modifications to the rarely used Game Bar and Edge browser as well as a whole host of other useful touches.
Erin Chapple, corporate vice president at Microsoft stated at a recent IFA keynote: “I’m pleased to announce that our next feature update to Windows will be called the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
“With this update, we’ll be bringing new features and enhancements to the nearly 700 million devices running Windows 10 that help people make the most of their time. We’ll share more details about the update over the coming weeks”.
Despite the fact that the number of devices currently running Windows 10 falls under their predicted numbers of two billion devices by this point, Microsoft is confident that it will be able to make up this shortfall through the imminent arrival of multiple Windows-on-Snapdragon (WoS) devices which will be launched soon.
It is also important to note that we will also be saying farewell and so long to Windows updates with the ‘Redstone code name’. For next April’s update, Microsoft will be renaming this 19H1.
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