Windows 10 Redstone 4 will be called 'Spring Creators Update'

The release of the next big Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 4, isn't far off, but Microsoft hasn't yet officially announced what its final name will be at release. However, it looks like Microsoft will be leaning on the "Creators Update" naming scheme again, opting to call Windows 10 version 1803 the Spring Creators Update.

References to the Spring Creators Update had previously been included in a Microsoft blog post and the Feedback Hub, but they were later removed. Now, the naming has popped up as a reference in the latest Redstone 5 build, which rolled out to Skip Ahead Insiders this week (via The Verge).

It's still not an official announcement, but the name's presence in the OS is a little more concrete than previous references. If it does end up being the final name, this will be the third time Microsoft has leaned on the Creators Update naming convention, following the 2017 releases of the original Creators Update and the Fall Creators Update.

An official release date hasn't been announced, but the Spring Creators Update is expected to roll out in April. It will include more Fluent Design elements spread throughout hte UI, along with a new Timeline feature, improvements to Edge and Cortana, and more. For more, check out our running list of Redstone 4 changes.

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  • Hats off for the courage that was required for such an incredibly stupid name, as if Fall Creators Update hadn't already been awful enough.
  • It’s a stupid name, but in the big picture, it’s not that big of a deal. I’m far more concerned with what they’ll call the Andromeda device.
  • Surface Andromeda will suffice.
  • It's a name at the end of the day (for a OS update). I personally don't see the big fuss over what an update is called. It has no effect on the OS itself.
  • Man 😂
  • More coming....while at it, MS as well call Redstone 5 & 6...Winter & Summer Creators Updates!
  • How original
  • Let's give a naming theme.  Apple started with big cats, then went to mountains. Android follows candy/treats. Microsoft should do Lakes.  Here is the first one:  RS4 = Titicaca
  • Titicaca! I love it!
  • Caca means poo in my native tongue. Somehow, it feels apt.
  • Great idea! This way the naming is more predictable yet distinct  and sounds cooler. My alternative is to use city names instead. They used that for OS naming such as Project Chicago for Windows 95 and Project Vienna for Windows 7.   Names based on season really don't make sense especially when you are living in southern hemisphere or in equatorial countries. 
  • I find it amusing that they're pushing out an update all about creators again while they failed to create a different name. Fall was not that confusing - it just felt like a minor version follow-up to the other one and it was easy to differentiate, plus it did have creative features in it. This doesn't have anything particularly creator-focused and I just can't get past the irony of the lack of creativity in naming creators updates.
  • For some reason, I envision John Cleese as the head of Microsoft's Department of Stupid Product Names. But this decision likely comes from the MS marketing department, who I have said for decades all need to be fired. They would be incapable of convincing a thirsty traveler lost in the Sahara desert to drink water.
  • Amen
  • Haha, I picture them "ideating", like in this IBM commercial from 10 years ago.
  • Blah. Makes it hard to discuss it with people. I've had people that aren't 100% tuned into this hear and learn the phrase Creators Update and confuse the original and fall update. Now a Spring one....
  • So just tell them RS4 or 1803. It's a dumb name, but I don't think the general public is even aware of these names. It's just another update to them.
  • Exactly, with any update regarding any OS, I'm usually just asking hey did you update to the latest version? It's not like they're going to have to manually find and search for it (for any mainstream OS).
  • Using seasonal names offends the sensibilities of those in the Southern Hemisphere. Stop.
  • Maybe ONE month to go for public release. 😊
  • Next we will have Winter Creators Update, Summer Creators Update, Autumn Creators Updae, Midsummer Creators Update, Fifth Season Creators Update...
  • As a content creator, I would really like to know what about this update makes it a "Creator" focused release? Wouldn't a more appropriate title be "Iterative aesthetic update?"
  • ...and half the planet scratches their head at Microsoft's tone deafness because it is Autumn where they are...
  • It would be time for that half to understand that Microsoft's vision of the World is limited to the confinements of the US borders.
    There's nothing outside those to them.
  • So will this mean the southern hemishere has to wait for 6 month until spring in our part of the world.   When will multi-nationals learn it is stupid to use seasonal names when half the world has their season 6 months after yours.
  • "Vernal Equinox Originator's Amendment"
  • Huh, that's dull.
  • I don't care about the name. They can call whatever they want, Peach, Cucumber, Sloth whatever... I just need UI/UX consistency (hate 1px border, still using old fonts, etc...ugh), Cortana usable globally; good integration in the OS. Okay I know it's not like magic to make changes, but please...? 😌
  • Absolutely agree.
  • LOL! Listen to all this whining and complaining about what is essentially just a name. Who cares, I just want to know when it is going to be released and is the present Insider release the release candidate or not? So, is it? Thanks.
  • How original
  • How original.  But what kind of new creative features they offer to warrant that monicker?  (I'm an insider, I will tell you hat while there are many new great features, there are no new creative features, not even a spread of the mixer community which still remains restricted.)  This update should be labelled Productivity Update. 
  • Good forbid they should just call it 2018 - Update 1...
  • The Spring Creators Update... to be released in Autumn.  How can a company the size of Microsoft still be so clueless as to not realise how incredibly stupid such names are, or they just really don't give a s*** about their customers in the southern hemisphere? Their code names used to sort-of make sense: Project Chicago (Windows 95), Project Whistler (Windows XP), Project Longhorn (Windows Vista), Project Blackcomb/Vienna (Windows 7).  Now they make absolutely no sense whatsoever. Just give up already and use numbers.  Whomever inside Microsoft has been tasked with coming up with these names clearly doesn't know how to do their job properly.