Microsoft already talks about the release of Windows 10 Redstone 3

Microsoft has outlined a new update schedule for future installments of Windows 10 and Office 365, with feature releases set to align and come twice a year. They will be pushed to the users as soon as they're ready.

Another positive change announced today is Microsoft's is extended the support period for Windows 10 feature updates as well as the Office 365 ProPlus updates from 12 to 18 months.

Microsoft just released a major Windows 10 update, but the company is still hard at work on even more upgrades.

According to The Verge, Microsoft's twice-a-year update will occur every March and September.

On the Office 365 ProPlus side of things, Microsoft is moving from the three times a year feature upgrade plan to two times a year feature upgrade plan. One way to convince you to pull the trigger is trying to prevent your laptop from receiving system updates meant to keep your PC safe.

September and March have been designated for the feature update schedule moving forward, which means the next major feature update, which we now know as Redstone 3 and which already has Insider preview builds being pushed out, will come in September 2017.

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The feature works by detecting which apps you're now using and which you aren't, cutting back on the energy being dedicated to those you're not using at that moment.

A user has created an unofficial patch that bypasses Microsoft's security check when attempting to update a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machine with a newer processor installed.

Windows 10: What do you know about Microsoft's latest OS? And for those seeking more information, Microsoft will hold an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on May 4, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific in the Windows as a service AMA space.

The company has also confirmed there will be APIs available for developers whose apps need retooling (ie: get borked) by the new feature.

What's particularly interesting about that from a Windows 10 users perspective is that Microsoft targets September 2017 for the next Windows 10 feature update, codename Redstone 3. Also, early reports suggest that "Redstone 3" would be available this fall and "Redstone 4" should start rolling out in March 2018.

  • Delia Davidson