For those that did not know, Microsoft has three big updates scheduled for Windows 10. Windows 10 Redstone 1 was the first major update to the operating system and was released in August of 2016 as the Anniversary Update. Microsoft is currently planning on releasing two more updates under the Redstone codename, with one update rumored for release in March of 2017 and another update later in 2017.
For those curious, Windows 10 Version 1507 was the first release of Windows 10 (codename Threshold) back in July of 2015. Microsoft released Windows 10 Version 1511 (codename Threshold 2) in November of 2015. Just recently, Microsoft released Windows 10 Version 1607 (codename Redstone 1), also known as the Anniversary Update.
Now, new information has surfaced from WalkingCat, a well known Microsoft watcher. According to a tweet from WalkingCat, Microsoft is planning to label the next big update to Windows 10 (Redstone 2) as Windows 10 Version 1703. This also hints that Microsoft may release the update in March of 2017, which has also been rumored in the past.
RS2 = Windows 10 Version 1703
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) October 14, 2016
I hear Microsoft is aiming to 'launch' RS2 in or around March 2017 (plan may change down line)
— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) October 2, 2016
Internal Microsoft plans can always change, but one thing is for certain. Windows 10 Redstone 2 is the current update currently being tested by Windows Insiders and plans to add several new improvements to the operating system. Interestingly enough, Build 2016 took place in late March of 2016, so perhaps it could be likely that Microsoft will roll out Version 1703 in time for Build 2017.
Exciting times ahead.
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