Windows 10 ‘version 1607’ reference appears on Microsoft documentation

Microsoft documentation refers the first Redstone update (rs_1) as "Windows 10 version 1607" hinting new release date.

Windows 10 "Redstone"

Recent information pointed out that Windows 10 Redstone will be rolling out in two waves — a first update releasing in June 2016 and follow by a second update arriving on Spring 2017 –. Although, June was presumably the chosen as the timeframe for the public release, now Microsoft’s official developer documents reference the first update of Redstone (rs_1) as version 1607.

The versioning reference was found on a document with content revealing aspects of the Universal Windows Platform and Xbox, where Microsoft refers it as “Windows 10 version 1607” (“16” for 2016 and “07” for July). This reference also confirms that the software giant will continue with the same versioning scheme from the two last releases of the operating system: version 1511 and version 1507.

Here’s the paragraph from Microsoft’s website with the reference, which the company has quickly removed after the news started spreading:

Xbox runs Windows 10, version 1607, which means that it shares the same core operating system as other devices in the Windows 10 family: desktop, mobile, and HoloLens. But, because this is the first release of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) on Xbox, there are some feature areas that haven’t reached the same level of support on Xbox as they have on other devices. In this topic are details on some of the feature areas that your UWP app might use that don’t currently function as fully on Xbox. All APIs are callable and will fail gracefully if they’re unsupported. As we flight and service Windows, we’ll continue implementing, testing, and bugfixing until all of the Universal device family API surface is fully operational on Xbox.

Furthermore, if the company moves forward with this version, it also means that Windows 10 Redstone 1 (rs_1) will be delayed a few weeks from the original plan, rolling out in July rather than June.

Of course, plans could always change at the last minute, but the software giant has always aimed to release the first part of the major update between June and July. Build 2016 is upon us once again, as such we’re hoping the company will officially shed more light on the next update.

Source Microsoft via WinBeta

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