Microsoft has been very busy building the next major update to Windows 10. Named the Spring Creators Update, the package is known internally as Redstone 4. This follows the last major update about six months ago, where a bunch of new features were added to the operating system. In line with Microsoft’s twice a year update schedule, its latest package of features has now reached Release to Manufacturing (RTM) stage. This means a release is slated for early April, just like the original Creators Update from last year.
Windows Central reports that its sources familiar with the development of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update have said that Microsoft has signed off on build 17133 as the final build for this package. Incidentally, this is also the latest build for Windows 10’s Insider Program for users on the Fast Ring (essentially beta builds). Having been a participant in the Insider’s Program, I can certainly report that the builds have become increasingly stable in recent weeks, and accords with a near-to-release polish.
No doubt you will be wondering: “what are the new features for the Spring Creators Update?” Funny you should ask. Here’s a list of the major features that are coming soon to your Windows 10 PC:
- Changes to the look of your Windows Shell, with the new translucency effects in Fluent Design showcased in more places
- Task View now includes Timeline. This saves progress and status of apps and documents, which you can go back and reuse if you’ve stuffed something up
- Features and updates to Microsoft Edge that allow you to read and do better
- Cortana now syncs across devices, and there are new interface elements
- Touchscreen keyboards can now support shape writing
What are you most excited about in the upcoming Spring Creators Update? The biggest feature is definitely the introduction of Windows 10 Timeline, allowing users to go and rescue the state of files and apps. There are also other minor improvements that look like they add up to a lot of changes for end users. Feel free to let your feelings be known in the comments section.