Windows 10 April 2018 Update: New Name, new game in May?

[German]Another ‘water level report’ for the upcoming Windows 10 release. It’s becoming more and more of a running gag; the story behind the Windows 10 feature update to version 1803 – which will now be named as April 2018 Update and possibly will be released in May.


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The expected release of Windows 10 Version 1803 early April 2018 (April 10 for Patchday for example) has been postponed. I’ve reported some details within my blog post Here’s why Windows 10 V1803 has been delayed. Microsoft is testing new build 17134 in Fast Ring and we will see a public release maybe in May 2018.

New name: Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Walking Cat has posted a video from WinHEC 2018 within this tweet, where a Microsoft employee talks about Windows 10 April 2018 update. 

Below is the screenshot from this video – the official name really seems to be ‘Windows 10 April 2018 Update’. The term ‘April Update’ somehow fits the history of this update.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update


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Similar to the Fall Creators Update case, Microsoft always manages to provide a name that may be used for jokes. So April 2018 won’t show in April – it’s just an Aprils fools joke – and comes in May? We will see. If the new name lasts, it fits the same naming scheme introduced with Windows 10 November 2015 Update.

BTW: Greetings from Sigmund Freud, within the above screenshot Microsoft revealed the planned release date (10, April 2018, Patchday, in German date format) Zwinkerndes Smiley.


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One Response to Windows 10 April 2018 Update: New Name, new game in May?

  1. EP says:

    it looks like the “April 2018” update will be pushed back even further into May as I saw this recent article from the Neowin.net site:
    https://www.neowin.net/news/another-windows-10-bug-in-build-17134-may-again-delay-the-april-2018-update

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