Microsoft Officially Announces Windows 10 April 2018 Update


After weeks of delays, rumors and leaks, Microsoft has finally officially confirmed the release of next version of Windows 10. And yep, it is NOT the Spring Creators Update. In a blog post, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Redstone 4 will be called the April 2018 Update. Bringing several new features, Windows 10 April 2018 Update will start rolling out to the public on April 30.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update coming to your PCs on Monday

"With Windows 10, we’ve focused on delivering the most modern and most secure operating system," Microsoft wrote. "Since its initial launch, we delivered two updates with features designed to enable the creator in each of us. With our latest major release – the Windows 10 April 2018 Update – we want to give you back some of your greatest currency, your time. Our hope is that you’ll have more time to do what matters most to you –  create, play, work or simply do what you love."

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The company has largely focused on the Timeline and Focus Assist features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update that has focused on minor updates and feature improvements.

Microsoft was initially expected to release Windows 10 April 2018 Update on April 10, however, it hit a blocking bug that delayed the release for some 20 days. The Windows 10 April 2018 Update will begin rolling out on Monday. However, like the last few updates, not everybody will receive it right away.

As for the name change, Microsoft has said that people appear to be wanting more simplicity. "We floated a number of different names to a lot of customers that provided that proactive feedback, and really the simplest way to help people understand the update was to give it a time that people can clearly understand and works really globally much more efficiently," Aaron Woodman of Microsoft said.

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update will be available for manual download on Monday, before it is rolled out to everyone on May 8. Earlier this week, a leaked internal memo from China had hinted to a May 8 release of Windows 10 Redstone 4.