Windows 10 Redstone 4 Now Reportedly Called Windows 10 April 2018 Update

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We've all been working under the assumption that Windows 10 Redstone 4 would called the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. The Spring Creators Update naming was originally unearthed during a Microsoft Bug Bash, and fit in nicely with the previous Windows 10 Creators Update (Spring 2017) and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Fall 2017).

However, we're now learning that the upcoming major release of Windows 10 might actually have a differentname, and it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Microsoft watcher (and noted leaker) @h0x0d has uncovered a Microsoft promotional WinHEC video in which partner group program manager Mark Kuenster discusses the "Windows 10 April 2018 Update”.

We weren't exactly fans of the Spring Creators Update name, but April 2018 Update isn't any better. With that being said, the name isn't really what should matter: everyone is waiting to access the new features that will be enabled with the update, including improvements to the Edge web browser, improved password recovery options, and greater use of Microsoft's Fluent Design language throughout the operating system.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update April 2018 Update was originally scheduled to release to the public last week. However, a "blocking bug" was discovered at the last minute by unpaid Windows Insiders that were testing the software. As a result, Microsoft was forced to delay its release, which is a rarity for the company.

This week, Microsoft gave a little more detail on what exactly happened, with Microsoft's Dona Sarkar writing, "As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix. In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example."

Microsoft could have simply patched the issue in with a cumulative update, but it decided that it was best to simply issue a new build to spare customers from any upgrade headaches.


Via:  @h0x0d
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