It’s been just about a month now since Microsoft gave us our latest look at where Windows 10 is headed, sharing news of the forthcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update during its Build 2016 keynote. The feature-packed release, formally know by codename Redstone, is set to deliver things we’ve already spotted in testing through Insider previews, like support for the Bash shell, Continuum beaming, an easy dark mode toggle, and the introduction of the stylus-focused Windows Ink Workspace. In making that announcement, Microsoft confirmed plans to distribute the Anniversary Update this summer, and now a new rumor attempts to narrow down exactly when we might hope to see the software land.
The very name Microsoft chose seemed to hint that we could see the release land close to the one-year mark from when Windows 10 first became available to the public, on July 29. So far, though, the company hasn’t been more specific than “summer” for its plans.
A new report suggests that Microsoft is working hard to get the Anniversary Update all wrapped up and ready to start deploying by the middle of July. If that’s true, Microsoft could be in good shape for hitting that one-year mark, and it’s not crazy to think that the company could be interested in holding the update back for a couple weeks as it made final arrangements and sat on the code until the end of the month.
You don’t have to wait until July to start trying out some of the Anniversary Update’s improvements for yourselves, and Microsoft’s Insider testers already have access to a number of the update’s big features.