Windows 10 Service Release 1 available for download in August to fix issues, no new features expected

Windows 10 Service Release 1 update will be available for download in August to fix a number of issues reported in Windows 10, as the company prepares to also release Threshold wave 2, and Redstone in 2016.

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Although Windows 10 is now rolling out to users around the world as a free upgrade for those running a genuine copy of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the work isn’t complete; the operating system is an ongoing process, and Microsoft is already working on the next update to fix a number of issues. While the company has recently released on July 29th, a day one patch (KB3074683) to fix various reported problems in Windows 10, a bigger update called Service Release 1 (SR1) is expected to release as early as August.

According to The Verge, Windows 10 Service Release 1 could arrive as early as next week. However, the servicing update won’t include any new features, it will only fix some of the problems users have been reporting with Windows 10.

In addition, the company is working on another update, currently known as Threshold wave 2, which will not only include new fixes, but also new features. Microsoft hasn’t announced a specific release date, but it’s likely that the new update will release sometime in October.

Threshold wave 2 may include a new Messaging app with Skype integration and support for extensions on the new Microsoft Edge web browser.

People in the Windows Insider Program will soon be getting a new build that have the features for testing before the company makes them available to the public.

Microsoft plans to have a preview version of the Messaging app for Windows 10 in the coming weeks. The app will feature integration with Skype to send text messages and make video and audio calls, the app is also expected to work very similar to the iMessaging and FaceTime from Apple.

The company also revealed how extensions are going to work on Microsoft Edge. According to the company, extensions will be JavaScript-based very similar to the Chrome extensions, which means that developers will be able to port existing Chrome extensions to Microsoft Edge with minimal code changes. The company also plans to make extensions available through the Windows Store alongside apps, and developers will be able to sideload them for testing.

Further down the pipe, Microsoft is also working on improving the battery life with Windows 10, as currently the operating system only offers the same battery life experience found in Windows 8.1 Update, and soon the software maker will be pushing some fixes to make battery better in Windows 10.

Finally, Microsoft is also planning to update Windows 10 significantly with “Redstone”. This is a new wave of updates for Windows 10 that will roll out in two parts adding new features during the summer and fall of 2016. While the company will continue pushing new updates in the regular basis to its built-in apps, Redstone will introduce new apps.

Source The Verge

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