Microsoft has confirmed its plans to officially release the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) in September 2017. This will be the fourth major feature update available for Windows 10, and it’ll come out only six months after the Creators Update.
According to the announcement, the software giant wants to release two feature updates every year — targeting March and September of each year –, aligning Windows 10 release schedules with new releases of Office 365 ProPlus.
In addition, moving forward, Microsoft confirms that each feature release of Windows 10 will only be supported for 18 months, which is a few months shorter than in previous releases.
While the company isn’t revealing the exact day when the Redstone 3 update will roll out, looking at previous releases, it’s likely to expect the new version to ship in the early days of September. Furthermore, knowing the month and year of the release, we can now safely assume that the feature update will be known as “Windows 10 version 1709”.
As for new features and enhancements, it’s still unclear what to expect, but we’ve already heard rumors of Project Neon, a new design language that will help streamline the design of apps, and it’ll bring new animation and blur effects to Windows 10.
MyPeople was a feature to make it easier to connect and share files with people in your circle, and it supposed to appear in the Creators Update, but now it’s likely that will debut with the Fall Creators Update.
It’s also expected that Windows 10 will run on ARM processors using emulation to support traditional (Win32) desktop apps.
Other features and improvements include Timeline, pick up where you left off, OneDrive File On-Demand, and cloud-powered Clipboard and a lot more.
Update September 1, 2017: Microsoft has officially announced that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will arrive on October 17, 2017.