Redstone is due in the summer of 2016, sources say
Windows 10 Threshold 2 is here, so Microsoft can start focusing on the very next update for its operating system that, according to people close to the matter, is codenamed Redstone.
And it turns out that this is exactly what Microsoft's doing right now, with some recent changes made to Windows Insider branches showing that the company's getting ready to ship the very first preview builds of Redstone to its testers.
What is Redstone?
But first and foremost, let's see what Redstone is all about.
Basically, when Microsoft completed development of Windows 10, the company said that this was “the latest version of Windows,” meaning that no other versions of the operating system would be released. In other words, there won't be a Windows 11, Windows 12, or Windows 13, because Microsoft just wants to stick to Windows 10.
Instead of rolling out new versions of Windows every three years, Microsoft switched to what it calls “Windows as a Service,” which is a completely new approach that's supposed to bring updates at a much faster pace.