Microsoft Windows 10 First Feature Update May Take Longer Than Expected
Microsoft launched Windows 10 back in July, as a living OS that will receive new features every few months. However, so far regular customers (those who are not part of the insider program) have only see patch updates for the OS. According to a rumor, that will change later this year as Microsoft plans to release its first major Windows 10 feature update.
Although Microsoft has not promised any timeframe, it is widely speculated that the first feature update for Windows 10 will come around October, and that it would include universal Skype, Messaging and Video, in addition to support for extensions to the Microsoft Edge browser. As it turns out, inside sources within the company claims that this might not happen until November.
According to WinBeta, the company had been labeling this update as “Windows 10 Update for November” or “Windows 10 November Update” internally and with close partners. Microsoft could very well release the update as another standard Windows 10 update for consumers without giving any name or identity.
Microsoft has released a new Windows Build (Build 10532) to the Windows Insiders that has performance improvement and some visual changes, which are supposed to come in the Feature Update. In this build, Microsoft has improved the consistency of the context menus OS-wide with context menus now all feature a modern look/theme.
Still in the pipeline are Edge extensions and performance enhancements, a new universal Messaging app for the desktop and more under-the-hood improvements benefitting Universal Apps. Rumors also claim that Microsoft is planning to bring an even larger feature update for Windows 10, with the reported code name “Redstone”, and will release it in two waves in 2016.