According to a report from ZDNet, Microsoft’s next major release of Windows 10, known as ‘Redstone 2’ got delayed to spring 2017. This was first reported by the folks at WinBeta, and MJF today confirmed the report. Earlier, it was reported that Windows 10 Redstone 2 with many new features will be coming by end of this year. Microsoft has decided to change its earlier release plans so that Windows 10 release schedule will coincide with a new wave of upcoming Windows 10 hardware. As both devices and OS teams are now under single division at Microsoft, they are trying to work together to offer great consumer experiences.
Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Groups are working increasingly closely — not a surprise given both teams are now under Executive Vice President Terry Myerson. My sources have said Microsoft is prioritizing and tailoring new features coming in Windows 10 largely based on what the Devices group wants and needs to showcase its hardware.
In May, Microsoft is expected to launch its next generation 10-inch Surface device. But this report also means that Microsoft will not be releasing any new hardware before Spring 2017. Hopefully at the upcoming BUILD developer conference, Microsoft will shed some light on the future of Windows 10.