As expected, it’d appear that Microsoft is planning to name the next major release of Windows 10 “April 2019 Update.” Although the software giant hasn’t officially revealed the marketing name of version 1903, the latest 19H1 preview build for servers include a reference of “Windows 10 April 2019 Update/Server 2019” when running the
Get-VMHostSupportedVersion PowerShell command.
Seeing the trend of names (such as April 2018 Update and October 2018 Update) that the company has been using, the new name reference makes a lot of sense, and it seems that Microsoft will continue to follow the pattern when it comes to naming its feature updates.
If the name ends up sticking, we can only assume that the next feature update is likely to arrive sometime in April — toward the end of the month or during the first weeks of May.
The “Windows 10 April 2019 Update” is expected to include several new features and improvements, including Reserved Storage to prevent problems during updates, Windows Sandbox to test untrusted applications, a new system light theme, and self-repair mechanism with the Recommended Troubleshooting feature. In addition, we’re going to see Fluent Design improvements, the ability to insert symbols into text using the emoji panel, and a slew of other changes.
You can check all the new features and changes for Windows 10 April 2019 Update in this guide.
Keep in mind that while the reference exists, it’s not official, which means that the name can always change at the last minute.
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