Microsoft has officially announced the upcoming Windows 10 Feature Update with its name and release Dates. Also the new Windows Server version has been announced.
It’s called Windows 10 April Update
First of all, Microsoft has confirmed the name of this new Windows 10 version (code named Redstone 4), that has been rumored since week. Instead of ‘Windows 10 Spring Creators Update’ Microsoft named it Windows 10 April Update (no year 2018 mentioned within that name).
Available on April 30. and May 8, 2018
The release dates are a bit of surprise. While May 8, 2018 (May patch day) has been rumored since a few day, no one have had End of April in focus. Here are the dates, Microsoft sets for release.
- Windows 10 April 2018 Update will be available for download on Monday, April 30, 2018. This requires a manual download (via Windows Media Creation Tool) and install.
- On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Microsoft starts with the rollout of Windows 10 April 2018 Update via Windows Update as a feature update.
The rollout via Windows Update for global availability will be made in waves (like it was the used with previous feature updates).
New Features in Windows 10 April Update
Microsoft has published this article in Windows-Blog, and this article, containing additional details what’s new for consumers and IT professionals. There are several videos, introducing the new features.
Windows Server Version 1803
Microsoft will release Windows Server Version 1803 on May 7, 2018, as it has been announced here. Windows Server, version 1803 will be generally available for Software Assurance customers on May 7, 2018. You can access the VLSC portal on that date to download the bits. BTW: This is also the first day of Microsoft’s Build 2018 developer conference.