While not officially announced, it seems that Microsoft is planning to reuse its “Creators Update” moniker for a third Windows 10 build. The firm is currently working on an update codenamed Redstone 4, which is the most likely candidate for the leaked, and debatably catchier “Windows 10 Spring Creators Update” title.
This follows the trend of the Windows 10 Creators Update that launched early 2017, followed by the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that came in the following Autumn. The Windows 10 Spring Creators Update naming was spotted throughout official Microsoft blogs last year, however this time it has been spotted within the test builds for the latest update, Redstone 4.
Until officially clarified by Microsoft, it is uncertain whether or not Redstone 4 will shed its codename before release as previous builds have, or what it would be dubbed something else instead.
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Regardless, Redstone 4 is set to bring about a bunch of new features, with Timeline, Near Share, Quick Bluetooth pairing, Progressive web apps in the Microsoft Store and through the Edge browser, along with other browser improvements, Mixed Reality updates and a range of user interface tweaks.
Timeline is an overdue feature that never made it in time for its intended release alongside the Fall Creators Update. This will allow users to pick up where they left off on another machine, including iOS and Android handsets at the click of a button.
Near Share focuses on the ability to quickly send files between devices using the Bluetooth functionality with the use of a ‘Share’ button. Additionally, Bluetooth’s new quick pairing will be faster than ever by prompting users of the Windows 10 system to connect if any other devices are currently in pairing mode and within range.
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Those looking a little further ahead to Redstone 5 will see the return of ‘Sets’ within Windows 10’s File Explorer. Insider testing is already available for an early look at the feature, showing that users will be able to group up applications in the same way that a web browser opens up multiple tabs. Eventually, this is intended to pair up with the Timeline feature to be able to promote a consistent workflow across multiple devices.
KitGuru Says: There’s a lot to love in the next few updates, especially coming from someone who works on a computer regularly. Hopefully, this streamlined process allows for a faster workflow with less dipping in and out of the taskbar. Do you like the sound of Microsoft’s upcoming features? What do you think about the Spring Creators Update name?