Windows 10 Redstone (Wave 1) could be coming in July

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Microsoft is currently testing Windows 10 Redstone with Windows Insiders and Internally. Redstone is expected to be the next major update for Windows 10 after Threshold 2, which was released last year. Just like Threshold, Microsoft will be releasing Redstone in two waves. Previously, it was rumored that Microsoft will be releasing the Wave 1 of Redstone (RS1) sometime in June or July while the Wave 2 (RS2) is expected to arrive next year. Now, Microsoft recently published some new documentation for developers about building apps for Redstone, the UWP, and building UWP apps for the Xbox One which revealed a tiny bit of information about Redstone Wave 1.

One of the documentation revealed the “Version 1607” for Windows 10, which means Windows 10 Redstone will get released in July. For those who don’t know, the version numbers represent the year and the month of a release — for example, Threshold 2 was released in November, so its version was 1511 (2015, November). So, Version 1607 suggests that Windows 10 Redstone will be coming in July 2016.


It is not yet clear if Windows 10 Version 1607 will be coming to all the different types of devices running the OS. However, the documentation suggests that it will be coming to the Xbox One and PCs at the same time while the other devices will probably get it later.

bookmark our Build 2016 page to stay up-to-date with the latest news.For those wondering, Redstone is expected to introduce a lot of new features, including improvements to the Action Centre, File Explorer, Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and more. Microsoft will show off more updates coming to Redstone later today at its Build 2016 keynote. So, make sure to bookmark our Build 2016 page to stay up-to-date with the latest news.

Thanks for the tip, Nicholas!