Windows 10 Anniversary Update scheduled for a late July release

We reported earlier this month that Microsoft could release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on PCs in July. This free update will bring many new features to Windows users such as a smarter Cortana, an improved Start Menu, a Windows Ink workspace that will enhance Pen functionality, a brand new set of emojis and a “Messaging Everywhere” feature to sync your text messages between your Windows 10 phone and PC.

We now have a more precise roadmap of the upcoming release thanks to a new report on Thurrott.com (via Windows Central). According to the report, Microsoft is aiming for a late July release of the free update for Windows 10 PCs, and it could make sense if Microsoft released this Anniversary update on July 29 which was the release date of Windows 10 on PCs.

Please note that this new report only mentions the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, and Microsoft could still change its plans in the coming months. While we don’t know yet if Windows 10 Mobile will get this Anniversary update in the same period, Microsoft revealed earlier this month that the Anniversary update would be coming to preview users on Xbox one at the end of May or early June. With this update, the Xbox One will finally get support for Universal Windows Apps and users will also be able to turn their console into devkits to test apps and games.

Microsoft has been releasing Insider builds for both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile more frequently over the last few weeks. The Insider build 14332 has just been released yesterday, and Gabe Aul as also announced a four-days bug bash to invite Windows Insiders to find every single bug that they can get their hands on. If you played with the latest Windows 10 Insiders builds, do you think Microsoft is doing the right thing to successfully hit that July release date for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Please tell us what you think in the comments.

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