Has Windows 10 been all that you hoped for? Last year we saw the release of Microsoft’s latest platform, attempting to bridge divides between devices types as the company looked to bring users a cohesive computing experience. And while the software we got did a lot of things right, there was also a lot more we were looking forward to that wasn’t quite ready for prime time. Since last spring we’ve been anticipating Microsoft’s first big Windows 10 feature update, codenamed Redstone and on track for release sometime this year. Will we get everything we’ve been looking forward to? A new rumor suggests not, claiming that Microsoft finds itself paring down the update’s feature set in the interest of hitting an H1 2016 release window.
Supposedly, Microsoft’s been allocating resources to improving the Windows 10 OneCore framework and the system by which it tests new code – and while those may be worthy uses of developer time, this focus on internal improvements could mean that we don’t get all the new abilities expected for Redstone.
What we don’t hear is anything in specific about what might not be ready in time for Redstone – and what could still be in the running.
At least we’re not getting any reports of features being outright canceled; some stuff may not be done in time for Redstone, but it could always emerge later in a future Windows 10 build.
Are there any rumored Redstone features you’d consider must-haves? Any you could do without for a bit longer? Let us know in the comments.