Build 2016: Windows 10 Redstone (First Wave) to be Released in July 2016

Windows 10 Redstone (First Wave), Windows 10, Microsoft

According to reports, Microsoft is internally testing the Windows 10 Redstone along with its Windows Insiders. This upgrade is expected to be released soon and it will be the next major update for Windows 10 OS. We remind you that the first big update that this operating system has received is named Threshold 2 and it was released last year.

Likewise Threshold, Microsoft will release the Redstone upgrade in two waves. Some previous rumors suggested that the first wave will be released sometime in June or July 2016, while the second wave will see the light in 2017.

The American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington has released a new documentation for developers, about building applications for the upcoming Redstone upgrade and creating UWP apps for the Xbox One.

One of the documents revealed a version 1607 for Windows 10, which could mean that the Windows 10 Redstone (first wave) will be released in July 2016. Not many know, but the version numbers represent the year and the month of a release. A good example is the Threshold 2, which had the version 1511 and was released in November, 2015.

We’re not sure yet if Windows 10 version 1607 will be released to all the different types of devices that are running on this OS, but the documentation suggests that it will be released for PCs and Xbox One at the same time, while other devices (mobile devices) will most likely receive it a bit later.

The Windows 10 Redstone upgrade is expected to come with many new improvements for Microsoft Edge, Cortana, File Explorer, Action Center and more. Today, Microsoft will show off more updates about the upcoming Redstone, but we’re going to write about them in another article later today (once Microsoft will announce them).

We remind you that Microsoft’s Build 2016 event will be held in San Francisco, CA, during March 30 – April 1, 2016.


Microsoft is releasing to developers today, March 30, Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 and the Windows 10 “Anniversary Edition” software developer kit so they can start working with the more than 1,000 new programming interfaces coming to Windows 10 “Anniversary.”

What are your thoughts about the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone?

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