Windows 10 October 2018 Update could be the official name of Redstone 5

Microsoft may be planning to use "October 2018 Update" as the name for the next major release of Windows 10, which currently we know it as Redstone 5.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update name reference
Windows 10 October 2018 Update name reference

It’d appear that Microsoft is planning to name its next major release of Windows 10 “October 2018 Update.” Although the software giant hasn’t officially reveal the name of version 1809, the latest Redstone 5 preview build includes a reference (via Neowin) of “Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update/Server 2019.”

Seeing the recent name choice for version 1803 (April 2018 Update), the new name reference makes a lot of sense, and it seems that Microsoft is following a new 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 October.

The “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” is expected to include a number of smaller set of features and improvements compared to the April 2018 Update, including a cloud-powered clipboard experience, dark theme for File Explorer, redesigned Game Bar, and a slew of new settings. Also, Windows 10 will get more Artificial Intelligence integration, Fluent Design improvements, and tons of Microsoft Edge enhancements.

You can check all the new features and changes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update in this guide.

Bear in mind that while the reference exists, it’s not official, which means that the name can always change at the last minute.

Do you think that Microsoft should stick with month and year as part of the naming conversion for new versions? Tell us in the comments.

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