View Full Version : Next year's big Windows 10 update is codenamed 'Redstone'

April 9th, 2015, 22:52
http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/209e98496ebf0c16cb27bbf9a62c888e/201799110/WindowsRedstone.jpg (http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/08/windows-10-update-redstone/)
You know the drill: Microsoft releases a new OS and, roughly a year later, a hefty service pack arrives with a raft of fixes and added features. Neowin (http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-redstone-will-come-in-two-waves-june-and-october-2016) is reporting that the company will put out two updates in June and October of next year, both under the codename Redstone. There'll still be the regular patches and updates, but according to ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-redstone-an-update-to-windows-10-due-in-2016/), Redstone is believed to bring support for "new classes of devices that aren't already part of Windows 10." Naturally, Microsoft has already issued a standard no comment, not that it'd be too eager to distract attention away from this summer's launch. Oh, and before you ask, Redstone is a Minecraft (http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/07/minecraft-redstone-update-hits-march-13-pre-release-out-now/) reference in the same way that Windows 10's codename, Threshold, was a nod to Halo (http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/29/halo-5-xbox-one-release-date/). Microsoft is nothing but loyal to its first-party franchises (http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/19/microsoft-buying-minecraft-explanation/).