Microsoft Latest News, Rumors: Redstone 2 To Be Released In Spring 2017; Will Include Edge Extensions, New WiFi Settings, More [VIDEO]

By John Ventura, Parent Herald October 19, 12:05 pm
Those in the know are looking for Spring 2017 as the launchpad for Microsoft's Redstone 2.
(Photo : Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Microsoft recently rolled out their anniversary update for the Windows 10 Operating System. But while it did gave users a nice chunk of much needed improvements, recent developments are pointing that the Redmond, Washington-based multinational tech company is nowhere near the finish line.

It's no secret that Microsoft is planning to release "two major updates" next year. According to Tech 2, Redstone 2 will be making its way in March 2017. This breakthrough was also documented in a Twitter post that suggested a "Windows 10 Version 1703" is beginning to take shape.

For the past two months, Microsoft was able to release "eight desktop builds and five mobile builds" of the Redstone 2. Of course, early builds are essential to test the waters for flaws and to make sure that there will be no hiccups come D-Day.

For their part, Supersite Windows came up with a list of "possible new features" that might be included in the Redstone 2 update. These include 3 Edge extensions, the Turn Off the Lights feature to dim out the interface; the Tampermonkey as userscript management provider and the Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant which was announced in September and was recently found in the Redstone 2 Build 14936.

Another is that future Redstone 2 users will be able to customize their Start Menu by hiding unwanted applications. Further, they can tweak the Touchpad gestures and modify it for three or four finger swipes and other tap options. There will also be a new WiFi setting for the Redstone 2 desktop. This will enable the connectivity to "automatically turn on" after a brief moment, or when users "are switching WiFi off for any reason."

The website also mentioned that they are expecting Redstone 2 with a Windows 10 Build to Build upgrade, as well as a "Service Host Management" as an "under the hood improvement". This will have Redstone 2 powered devices to increase its stability, increase its transparency, reduce servicing costs and increase its security. Rounding off their Redstone 2 wish list is a potential extended Active Hours and Registry Editor Address Bar.

On Oct. 26, Microsoft will be hosting a Windows 10 event where it should reveal some more features of the Redstone 2. It will be streamed live via the company's website at 7:00AM PST or 10:00AM EST.

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