Windows 10 Update: New Features Coming Q1 2017

Microsoft, which recently unveiled the Windows 10 Redstone 1 update last summer, shows no sign of stopping as reports suggest that another Redstone update is coming as early as the first quarter of 2017.

Windows 10 Update Target Release Date

In a report from DigitalTrends, the multi-national technology company revealed the target release date of the Redstone 2 through the recent Windows 10 build previewed to members of Microsoft Insider Program. As remembered, Microsoft had a habit of naming a windows version by its release date like in Windows 10 November 2015 update released as version 1115 for instance. If Microsoft is to continue the trend, the recent preview build version of the operating system labelled as "Windows 10 Version 1703" would likely be interpreted as having a March 2017 target release date.

The First Of The Two Major Updates In 2017

The new version dubbed Redstone 2 is the first of the two major upgrades that Microsoft had planned to roll-out next year. Since the inception of Windows 10 in July 2015, the OS had two major updates already, counting the November 2015 and August 2016 releases, signifying the company's commitment to the operating system's continuing development.

Windows 10 Redstone 2 Update Features

According to Windows Central, the planned Redstone 2 update brings a lot of features that would focus on providing consumers ease-of-use and increased productivity. One of these features is Office Hub, an integration of Office 365 and Windows 10 that will provide users with easier documents, calendar and email access. Another one is called Working Sets where various Word, Powerpoint, Spreadsheet, Contacts, Email or any other document pertaining to one category can be combined and saved into one group for easier data pool.

The new update will also include a very nifty feature called People Bar, similar to the People Hub where details and recent activity of a specific contact are lumped into a unified presentation, this time placed on the taskbar with active notifications for easier access.

However, there is no confirmation yet from Microsoft about the release date and may as well be taken with a grain of salt. As what the preview builds are indicating though, Microsoft's Windows 10 is turning out to be their best release yet.

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