Microsoft’s Next Windows 10 Release is Called the ‘October 2018 Update’

Today during IFA 2018, Microsoft announced the name of its next major Windows 10 update. According to the company, the new software will be known as the October 2018 Update. While not an original name whatsoever, it at least confirms the upgrade will roll out at some point during October this year.

As part of this commitment, I’m pleased to announce that our next feature update to Windows will be called the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. With this update, we’ll be bringing new features and enhancements to the nearly 700 million devices running Windows 10 that help people make the most of their time. We’ll share more details about the update over the coming weeks.

Before today, the October 2018 Update was known as Redstone 5. It’s been in testing for a few months at this point and we’ve seen some features come and go. For instance, a dark File Explorer, a cloud-based clipboard, and improvements to Microsoft Edge will all make their way to consumers this fall. Meanwhile, other features like Sets and Tabs won’t make the cut this time around. After months of development and testing, it makes sense to see the upgrade reach consumers in just a matter of a few weeks.