Windows 10 Creators Update set to release in April 2017

The Creators Update for Windows 10 will be known as version 1704, and it'll be available in April.

Windows 10 Creators Update coming in early 2017

Microsoft is reportedly planning to release the Windows 10 Creators Update in April 2017. According to a new report from MSPoweruser, sources familiar to the project say that the software giant will stop adding new features by the end of January. Then the company will focus to fix bugs and get the operating system ready for roll out.

The report also claims that the final version number for the Windows 10 Creators Update will be 1704, instead of the previous speculation that indicated the version number would be 1703.

For those unfamiliar, Microsoft uses the year and month of the release to assign the version number of a new feature update for Windows 10. For example, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is known as version 1607, because the intended release date was in July 2016 (though, it actually rolled out in the early days of August).

Now that we know that the Windows 10 Creators Update will be known as version 1704, it also means that we can expect Microsoft to make the feature update generally available sometime in April 2017.

Windows 10 Creators Update will include a number of features, including built-in support for Windows Holographic to enable virtual reality and mixed reality. There will be a new version of Paint with 3D support and Windows Defender. Windows Ink and Microsoft Edge will introduce new features, and updates will install faster. On gaming, Windows 10 will include support for 4K gaming and Beam integration.

Other smaller features, include Blue light, which is a new feature to reduce the amount of blue light your screen emits to help you reduce eye strain and improve sleep quality. You’ll be able to install themes from the Settings app, and you will have an option to hide the app list on the Start menu.

Update, March 11, 2017: Starting Windows 10 build 15055, Microsoft reveals that the Creators Update will be known as Windows 10 version 1703.

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