Microsoft has reportedly started the development of the next major Windows 10 update, internally known as “Redstone”. While the software titan is getting closer to complete and roll out the Windows 10 “Threshold 2” update later this year to bring much needed improvements and features to the operating system. This is not slowing the company down to begin working on the next big update for Windows.
Redstone will be the second major update for Windows 10, and it will be a more significant update than Threshold 2. While we still don’t exactly know the changes that will be included, it will bring bigger changes, improvements, and a new set of features for the operating system across platforms.
Previous rumors suggest that Redstone will focus on improving support for new hardware, such as Microsoft Band, HoloLens, Xbox, Surface Hub, and various other Microsoft products that run the new operating system.
Microsoft will be releasing Redstone in two parts — the first wave of updates could be arriving sometime in June 2016 and the second wave of updates could be landing in October of the same year.
According to WinBeta, Redstone will be compiled with the 11xxx build number range, and all the builds will also be compiled in branches starting with “RS1_”, similar to Threshold 2, which uses “TH2_”.
While Windows 10 Redstone will be considered as the next version of Windows, the company is not planning to release the update as “Windows 11” or “Windows 12”. This update will be considered something more like “Windows 10.1”.