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Microsoft is now preparing to work on the next major Windows 10 update codenamed ‘Redstone 5’. The very first build of Windows 10 Redstone 5 update has been spotted in the latest language pack. The source code of the latest language pack shows Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17600.0 as the supposed version for the language pack, confirming that the next Windows 10 update is around the corner for Insiders.

Windows 10 Redstone 4 development has nearly finalised, with the company’s focus now on improvements and bug fixes. Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, internally codenamed Redstone 4 will be released in Spring of this year, while the Redstone 5 release is targetted for late 2018.

Microsoft is now preparing to begin work on the very next Windows 10 release, and it’s likely that the Redstone 5 preview program will kick off very soon, by end of February or March. Windows 10 Redstone 5, which doesn’t have an official name is supposed to be a huge update in terms of UI changes and features than the Redstone 4, which is expected to be unveiled in April.

Windows 10 Build 17600

In the coming weeks, Microsoft will be rolling out the Windows 10 Redstone 5 builds to the Windows Insiders enrolled in the Skip Ahead and it’s likely that the first build of the next Windows 10 update won’t come with any new features. Insiders can expect new changes in late April or May when the software giant will speed up the development of Redstone 5. Only a handful number of Insiders are enrolled in the Skip Ahead since it as a way to let the active insiders try out the new things first.

In other words, the Windows 10 Redstone 5 will be shipped to a limited Insiders, though the third-party ISOs could be used to unofficially upgrade the devices. When the Redstone 4 (Windows 10 Spring Creators Update) will be released to the general public, everyone else will get the Redstone 5 builds.

As first confirmed by BuildFeed, the first build of Windows 10 Redstone 5 update has been already compiled and is being tested internally by Microsoft. Windows 10 Build 17600 would be the Redstone 5 update for the testers and in the coming days, you can expect even more evidence on Microsoft web pages and documentation.

  • Taras Buria

    “Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, internally codenamed Redstone 5 will be released in Spring of this year, while the Redstone 5 release is targetted for late 2018.”

    Redstone 5 after Redstone 5?