Microsoft currently working on Redstone 5 builds, As yesterday released Windows 10 preview build 17751, and mention on blog “the current insider preview forked into its own branch called “RS5_RELEASE”. This branch will be used to stabilize the current feature set, remove any existing bugs, and get it ready for release. It means Microsoft almost started preparing to release the next Windows 10 feature update to public rollout on October 2018. And a new rumor suggests it will be called Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809.
Update (02.10. 2018): Finally Today Microsoft revealed This month’s Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 build 17763.1 is now available to download. That includes highly anticipated File Explorer with a dark theme, Cloud Clipboard, new Snipping experience, Start menu improvements, and more.
Update (31.08.2018) As we previously expected, Microsoft today revealed that the next free Windows 10 update is called the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
Today at IFA 2018 conference, Microsoft announced that “the next big update for Windows will be called Windows 10 October 2018 Update. With this update, new features and improvements will arrive to nearly 700 million devices that are currently running Windows 10”.
“More details about this update will be offered in the coming weeks,” said Nick Parker, CVP, Consumer and Device Sales and Erin Chapple, CVP at Microsoft.
Windows 10 Redstone 5 will be October 2018 Update?
According to a recent leak courtesy of Twitter user WalkingCat, who has a very good track on Microsoft scoops, Windows 10 Redstone 5 could launch as “October 2018 Update.” The new name, which identifies version 1809 (Redstone 5), is already visible through PowerShell.
— Tero Alhonen (@teroalhonen) July 12, 2018
This means Microsoft would no longer use fancy names for its OS updates, like Creators Update, but stick with a naming approach that makes more sense considering the bi-annual release schedule that the company has embraced.
Previously the April 2018 Update itself has its own story regarding the name, as previously, it was believed this would become spring creators update, But after BSOD delay on 30 April 2018 Microsoft release the fifth major update for Windows 10 As April 2018 update version 1803.
Whatever the name, but with the upcoming feature update (probably windows 10 version 1809) will bring a huge number of features (cloud powered clipboard, Dark Theme for file explorer, Screen capture tool, Improved search previews, your phone app, Huge improvements to Microsoft Edge, Better fluent design integration etc) as Microsoft currently introduced on Redstone 5 builds. Here’s everything we know about the Redstone 5 update so far
What do you think of the “new” name? Its Windows 10 October 2018 Update or anything elase comment below.
Note: This post is first published on 12 July 2018. and last updated 31 August 2018.