The latest Windows 10 Version (1607) with Build No 1493.10 is going to be the last major update for Windows 10 on PC for 2016, and Microsoft is now officially set for two major update that will hit next year. The first version that rolled out was Redstone which for Windows 10 Mobile got old devices running on Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile and then it stopped there with no major update released for those devices.
The next one was Redstone 1 which moved the entire system ahead for both PC, Mobile (only for new devices starting with Lumia 550), Xbox One, etc. Following this will be Redstone 2 (codename of course) which according to the official TechNet blog post will appear in 2017 ( I am guessing early 2017) and followed by another summer update in 2017 again.
Here is what the blog post says:
“Windows 10, version 1607 is our third Windows 10 feature update released. Based on feedback from organizations moving to Windows 10, this will be our last feature update for 2016, with two additional feature updates expected in 2017.”
It only makes sense for Microsoft not hurry on major updates, and better push on more adoption of the new OS which was given as free upgrade with Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Not only the consumers need time to adapt, but Enterprise is also not ready for major shift soon.
Using the Insiders program, Microsoft definitely got some great feedback on Windows 10 as product, and how consumers wanted to see it. Lot of things changed for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile, and this is going to continue. If you are an Insider, we should soon see Microsoft rolling out new builds that will take us through Redstone 2 development for all the devices powered by Windows 10.