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Windows 10: Redstone 1

As you may be well aware by now, Microsoft won’t be releasing any more Windows versions. That is their stance as at present; nobody knows what they may decide later on. Users received this news with mixed feelings. For the disappointed ones however, there is still a silver lining in all this. Windows 10 updates will keep coming as long as necessary; so rest assured there will not be any scenario like that of Windows XP. Furthermore, Microsoft has reiterated that the updates will come on a frequent basis from now henceforth. Just around the corner there is a major update in the offing. Redstone 1 is its name and going by all the hype around it; it will definitely hit the ground running.

How far are we from Redstone 1?

At this point in time it is safe to say that internal development is underway. This was reported by WinBeta and BuildFeed; both being very reliable sources. They have been on the forefront tracking and detailing Windows 10 development carry-ons at Microsoft. “RS1”, as it is fondly referred to, is now inevitably the subject on everyone’s lips. A couple of changes are being anticipated once Redstone 1 is deployed. At the moment everything seems a bit grey and uncertain; but one thing is for sure: Redstone 1 will be a core for all the modern – day computing technologies as you know them.

We are looking at facilities that will unify all computing devices both in development and deployment as well. There will be support for most (if not all) of the apps that you know of. This implies that even the screen orientation will change to accommodate the type of app in use as well as mode of input. It may seem far – fetched at this time but for sure this will be a major leap in technological advancement.

Note that Redstone is just but a codename at this stage. There will be nothing like “Windows 11”; the whole package will continue by its trademark name “Windows 10”. Nobody knows if the update itself will stick with the Redstone 1 moniker or if another name tag will be coined up. If you have followed Windows trends then you may have noticed the confusing nature in which smaller and less significant updates are named. Flash back to Windows 98 Second Edition, a minor Windows 98 upgrade; then to Windows 8 whereby the subsequent update was just named Windows 8.1. Basically, both of them were rebranded releases of the system; but then again a Windows 10 update was named “SR1”.

How Redstone will be installed

Say goodbye to lining up in stores to buy new copies of Windows software. Microsoft declared that they intend to move the Windows platform from a product – based model to a service model whereby new features will be made available to customers via Windows Update. Core components can now also be changed via the updating system.

Still many users are not sure if the Redstone 1 update is the only update to expect. Truth is there are going to be other smaller updates just like the one that featured new messaging modules with skype and Microsoft Edge support. You may have come across such an update with the name “Threshold 2”.

The launch of Redstone will occur in two chunks. Mark the month of June 2016 because that is when Redstone 1 will be launched first. Redstone 2 is rumored to be on course to be launched later between October and November 2016.  You can see a drift here. “Threshold” seems like the first phase of release  while “Redstone” is the second phase.

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