We earlier reported that the upcoming Windows 10 ‘Fall Update’ codenamed Threshold 2 will be out on November 2nd. Though it seems, the release has been pushed to November 12. Microsoft has already confirmed that it will be bringing Windows 10 to all Xbox One consoles on November 12th, though sources also suggest that November 12 is the same day the company plans to roll out the update for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
A support engineer on the company’s answer forums earlier said that Windows 10 Fall Update will be releasing on the 10th of this month, which will also bring Cortana support in other parts of the world including India. In addition, the forthcoming update will include all the updates that have been released for the OS since its release back in July as a cumulative patch.
The upcoming fall update will essentially include all fixes and UI changes, which will be improved context menus, an additional Live Tiles column in the Start Menu along with colored tilted bars for apps. It’ll also include Universal Skype apps for Windows 10 bringing native Skype voice calling and messaging to the OS.
However, the company’s latest Edge browser will not be getting support for extensions as they’ve been postponed until the next massive update for Windows 10 that’ll be out in summer 2016.
Users will be allowed to upgrade directly from the first public release of Windows 10, while users who upgrade from an earlier version of Window after the Fall Update is made available will directly be getting the update. Essentially, it’ll be rolling out the same way as earlier Windows 10 Insider Preview builds were released, i.e. the standard Windows Update process.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has reportedly started working on the next massive update for Windows 10 codenamed “Redstone”, which will be rolling out in summer next year. The update is expected to get several new features aimed at overhauling the overall Windows 10 experience. For instance, Redstone will feature extensions support for the new Edge browser that were earlier expected to be included in Threshold 2. Though, what’s really exciting is that Microsoft is planning to incorporate ‘Continuum’ feature in Redstone, which is pretty similar to OS X Continuity like features offered by Apple, which essentially allows users to seamlessly pick up exactly where you left off like emails, maps, documents and more.