The upcoming major Windows 10 update, currently known with the Redstone codename, is due later this year. It’s expected to be a more significant update than version 1511, which the company rolled out last November, but it seems that the company is re-prioritizing and eliminating features and changes from the original plan.
According to Petri, the software giant is focus on improving OneCore for Windows 10 Redstone, which is the heart of Windows that is shared across devices. And we’re already seeing these changes, as the company has already revealed that there has been some code refactoring and other engineering work to optimize OneCore in the operating system.
The idea behind the updates on OneCore is to allow the team to be more productive fixing and improving the operating system, therefore allowing to deliver new Windows 10 builds to Insiders at a more rapid pace.
All this work and changes take a lot of time, which means that the team won’t have the time to include every feature and change originally planned to ship with the next major update of Windows 10. This obviously doesn’t mean that Microsoft will not deliver those features and changes, instead they will be simply delayed for a later time or future roll out.
Microsoft has already released the second preview build of Windows 10, which doesn’t include any new visual changes, but Insiders should begin to see new features in the operating system within a few releases of Windows 10 Redstone builds.