Microsoft targets September 2017 release for Windows 10 Redstone 3

Microsoft has today confirmed that it plans on releasing two major updates for Windows 10 every year, with this years second major update scheduled to be finalized and maybe even released in September 2017. Windows Central previously reported that this would likely be the case, and Microsoft has today confirmed that September 2017 is indeed their target month for finalizing the second update for this year, codenamed Redstone 3.

September 2017 is no random month for Microsoft, as it aligns with the company's other product releases too. Microsoft wants Windows 10, Office 365 Pro Plus and System Center Configuration Manager releasing at the same time each year, which appears to be in March and September. The official blog post said:

Based on this feedback, I am excited to share today that we are aligning the servicing models for Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus and System Center Configuration Manager for our customers, particularly those with Secure Productive Enterprise.

What's more, Microsoft says each feature update for Windows 10 will be serviced for 18 months after general availability. Although Microsoft is targeting September 2017 for Redstone 3's launch, we're expecting the company to finalize Redstone 3 in September, with a general release sometime in October. Similar to how the Creators Update was finalized in March, but released in April.

Insiders are already testing Redstone 3 in the Fast ring, with new features expected to show up for testing over the next few weeks. It's an exciting time for Windows fans, with more features on the way, what are you most looking forward to?

Zac Bowden
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