Microsoft is getting ready to focus on next big Windows 10 update

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update is now available for download, and
Microsoft has already started working on the next version of
the operating system codenamed Redstone 5. Microsoft has
shipped a couple of Redstone 5 builds to Skip Ahead Insiders
and the software giant is getting ready to switch the full
focus to the very next update, arriving this fall.

Windows 10 Redstone 5 update is already in preview stage but
the builds are only available to select users enrolled in
the Skip Ahead ring. Microsoft appears to be accelerating the
development of the next big Windows 10 update, and the company
is now preparing the first builds for the Fast Insiders as

Redstone 5 is projected to be finalized in the fall, and it
could be a bigger update than Windows 10 April 2018 Update. In
a tweet, Microsoft’s Windows Insider program team leader Dona
Sarkar asked users to switch to Release Preview Ring if they
don’t want to get early bits of next Windows 10 update.

“If you don’t want to start receiving RS5 builds, you should
switch to Release Preview TODAY. Both WIP Fast and Slow will
see RS5 builds…. why, yes, SOON ™,” Sarkar tweeted.

While Windows 10 Redstone 5 builds will begin rolling out next
week, the next few builds won’t bring too many changes.
Microsoft has just started accelerating the development,
and more substantial improvements are expected to make it
to insiders in the coming weeks. The new features are also
expected but only when the development advances.

Microsoft is currently busy with the rollout of Windows 10
April 2018 Update. The newest version of Windows is already
available but the automatic rollout would only begin on May 8
via Windows Update. Microsoft is also testing a cumulative
update with fixes and improvements which is expected to land on

File Explorer with Dark Theme
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Windows 10 Redstone 5 is projected to be finalized in September
and shipped to the general public by end of the year. Redstone
5 is bringing the much anticipated Sets interface to the UWP
and legacy apps including the File Explorer.

While Microsoft is yet to announce the full list of
features arriving with Redstone 5, rumours claim that the

File Explorer will receive dark theme. The company is
testing a new clipboard experience and it also plans to bring
Cortana to the Action Center.

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