Accidentally Microsoft leaked the name for the next Windows 10 release, codenamed ‘Redstone 4’ in the latest Insider Bug Bash announcement post. The next release of the Windows 10 likely will be called Spring Creators Update. But the CREATORS branding won’t leave the name. Unlike the Fall Creators Update for windows insiders and creators, the Redstone Update won’t be for the same purpose.
The Windows 10 Update will most land in April, as the name suggests, Spring Creators update.
The Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will come with a huge changelog, with plenty of new features included such as Timeline.
Five New Features coming in the next Windows 10 Update:-
The biggest and most exciting change coming in Redstone 4 is Timeline. This is Microsoft version of Recent Apps.
It pulls in all your activities across your devices up to 30 days and allows you to pick up exactly where you left off in any app that supports it. It stores browser history, opened documents, locations visited in the Maps app, articles read in the News app, and more.
Fluent Design change
Microsoft focused on bringing its new Fluent Design System language to more areas of the OS. In the Redstone 4 release you can find elements such as Acrylic in the Taskbar, and Reveal effects in the Start menu, Calendar fly-outs and in more of the inbox apps that come with Windows 10.
Microsoft also updated the designs of several native apps, including Settings and Edge. Settings now feature an updated, more minimalist design with Acrylic and Reveal effect, and so does the Edge with the title bar now being more Acrylic than in the past. My People also features the same Acrylic effects. Making the OS just look better.
Microsoft will be making usage of My people lot easier. In Redstone 4, you can now pin more than three contacts to the taskbar, and you can organize contacts pinned by dragging their icon left or right. You can drag new contacts out of the My People Hub and directly onto the taskbar, and vice versa. And My People has also got the Fluent Design touch too.
A useful new feature in future Update is Nearby Share. This allows you to share files between devices that are physically nearby, without having to send it via an email or moving the files onto a USB drive for transfer. Nearby Share works with Bluetooth and picks up other devices that are nearby that it can share files with.
The other device receives a notification that a PC nearby is attempting to share something with it and that PC can accept the file or decline it. It’s super simple and it works just like you want it to work.
Microsoft has updated Edge with new features, changes, and improvements with every Windows 10 release. With new Reveal and Acrylic effects, its Hub area has been redesigned for a more clean and simple UI, EPUB support has been updated with a brand new reader.
Microsoft says it is introducing progressive web apps (PWA) support in Edge with Redstone 4. PWAs are very important, and it’s nice to see Microsoft implementing the support for them in Edge. Edge has also got a performance tweak, so it should perform well.