It wasn’t too long ago that Microsoft gave us an update for Windows 10. The Windows 10 anniversary update happened in August and some major improvements were made by Microsoft in Windows 10. Microsoft remained clear that more updates would follow and as per the promise the next update is code named ‘Redstone 2.
This update is expected to be huge especially for mobile devices. Early rumors indicated that Microsoft would give us Windows Redstone 2 in early 2017 and now we have a confirmation with us. ‘Windows 10 version 1703’ has been mention quite a few times in the ‘Windows 10 Inside Preview Build 14946’ which is a clear indication that we may be seeing this update in March 2017.
For those of who are not aware Windows 10 version numbers you can make sense by the first two numbers as an indication of the year the update is released and the very last two numbers tell the month. For instance Windows 10 November update version is named 1511 because as expected it was released on 15th November. Nevertheless Microsoft has the authority to change this number in the future.
Also do make it a point to notice that release dates don’t always account for the version numbers. For example the anniversary update is 1607 but it was released in August and not July. Moving on, Windows 10 Redstone 2 is certainly not going to be the final name of the upcoming update. It is just a codename to be used currently and the public name will be released by Microsoft probably around February.
We don’t know much about what Redstone 2 will feature however some rumors say that Microsoft is working to make it easier to switch from PC to mobile through this update and other major updates will be included. We expect the company to talk about this more on October 26th in New York City where an announcement on Surface devices will also be made.