Microsoft has reportedly started working on the first major update for Windows 10 codenamed Redstone. It is deemed as a massive Windows 10 update, something similar to how Windows 8 was upgraded to Windows 8.1.

The upcoming update is expected to bring a plethora of improvements and stability fixes for Windows 10. It’ll reportedly be rolling out in two phases, first in June 2016 while the latter in October 2016.

BuildFeed, a site that detects and keeps a track of all the latest Windows NT builds, has reported a new build from the rs1 branch. Interestingly, it has now entered into the early stage of its development cycle. Reports of Microsoft working on the Redstone update surfaced back in April, and now sources suggest that engineers at Microsoft have started to ‘lay-down code.’

Complete details about the Redstone update is yet to be released by the company, though it is expected to significantly enhance the overall Windows 10 experience when it arrives in 2016. The Redstone builds might be filed under branches starting with rs1_, just like the Threshold 2 starts with th2_.

In comparison, Redstone is expected to be a much bigger than the Threshold 2 update expected to arrive in November. Apart from usual performance tweaks, Threshold 2 will feature extensions support for the new Edge browser along with the new Universal Messaging apps.

Since the launch of Windows 10 back in July, the OS has been constantly gaining popularity among users. Microsoft claims that Windows 10 has now been installed on over 110 million devices, implying a lot of users are also eagerly awaiting future Windows 10 upgrades. And just like other Windows upgrades in the past, Windows Insiders will be the first ones to get access to the Redstone upgrade before it is released to the general public.

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Meanwhile, the Windows maker recently also rolled out the Windows 10 PC Build 10565 for Insiders on both fast and slow ring. It brings several improvements to Cortana, Edge browser, and also brings the much hyped Skype integration via universal Windows apps.


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