Posted by Megalith 2:40 PM (CDT)
Thursday April 20, 2017
Microsoft has just declared that Windows and Office are going to get featured updates every year in March and September. Basically, we now know exactly when Redstone 3 is dropping. The follow-up to the Creators Update is expected to provide some artistic tweaks to modern apps and the Start menu, power throttling for background apps, and the "My People" feature, some fancy contacts/friends integration.
Microsoft is now committing to what it calls a "predictable twice-per-year" feature release schedule for Windows 10. Future updates will arrive in March or September each year, and Microsoft says each feature release will be serviced and supported for 18 months. Microsoft's new commitment does imply that the company will continue with Windows 10 as its "last version of Windows" for the foreseeable future. While Microsoft has switched to running Windows as a service, company executives have never officially ruled out the possibility of a "Windows 11" or another version of Windows.