It has been rumored a few times that Microsoft is going to release the next major update for Windows 10 towards the end of this year. According to a new report the company is going to release the new major update, codenamed Threshold 2, early next month, it’s believed to be applying the finishing touches to Threshold 2 making sure that the software is absolutely ready for public consumption.

According to The Verge, Microsoft is going to start distributing the next major Windows 10 update to existing users early next month, possibly during the first week of November. It’s said that Threshold 2 will bring several user interface improvements for Windows 10 such as improved context menus, title bars for desktop apps and an additional column of Live Tiles for the Start menu.

New Messaging and Skype Video apps are said to be included in the coming update as well, these apps will bring native Skype calling and messaging to Windows 10. Microsoft Edge browser is likely to get some tweaks as well. Initially it was believed that Microsoft will add extension support to Edge in Threshold hold but as per recent reports it looks like the company has delayed this feature to early 2016 when the third major update for Windows 10, codenamed Redstone, will be released.

So far Microsoft has not officially confirmed a release date for Threshold 2 so we’ll have to wait for that bit of information, given as how it’s expected to release the update early next month, it shouldn’t take long for an official confirmation to come from Redmond.

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