The Windows 10 Creators Update, which has been codenamed Redstone 2, is to be available in April of this year and will be freely accessible to in excess of 400 million users of the product.
MSPowerUser has shared exclusively about the Creator Update and its availability over the year. It has been disclosed that despite earlier speculation that the build version would be 1703, it is expected to now be 1704. This is apparently not the first occasion on which Microsoft has changed a version number – the Anniversary Update for Xbox in 2016 being an example of a similar change, from 1607 to 1608. The figure 1704 is an indicator of the timeframe for release, with 17 representing the year of release and 04 indicating the month.
Similar to the Anniversary Update in 2016 the Creator Update will have a phased release, however, users will have access to the manual upgrade should they want access the update sooner.
While it is expected the Microsoft will have details of the update wrapped up sooner and “feature locked by mid/late January”, the time needed for resolving bug issues and fine tuning the update is reflected in the April release date.
Whilst consumers await the release of Redstone 2, Microsoft is already actively working on the next one (to be called Redstone 3), which it is thought will offer a number of new features, to include an upgraded design language. Redstone 3 is expected to be released towards the end of 2017.