It has only been a week since the first major update for Windows 10 – dubbed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – was released. Microsoft has now started testing the next major release, the company is testing the “Redstone 2” update for Windows 10 and has already made a copy available for testing to members of the Windows Insider program. The initial build doesn’t include any major features yet but that’s certainly going to change in the months to come as Microsoft feeds in new features into the beta builds.


Microsoft is starting out work on the OneCore – that’s the Windows code shared between devices like PCs, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, HoloLens, etc – initially which is one of the reasons why new features are not present in the initial build.

That’s how it’s going to be at least for the first few beta builds because they are mostly going to feature fixes for bugs and other issues. It has already released Windows 10 build 14901 to members of the Windows Insider program and is testing notifications within File Explorer which will provide users with tips on what’s new in Windows 10.

It may take a few weeks before bigger features start appearing in the beta builds for the next major Windows 10 update. The company is expected to release Redstone 2 for Windows 10 at some point next year.

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