Microsoft Confirms Second Big Patch in 2017

Last Edited: June 25, 2017 | Published: February 25, 2017 by


We all know that the Windows Creators update is well on its way to our machines this year. But did you though that it won’t be the only big patch to come to Windows 10 in 2017? Microsoft first confirmed these patches back in August, but we had no idea for sure if both would make it this year or what the timing would be for these new patches.

The Creators update is currently being tested and is expected to reach computers around the world sometime in April, but we still don’t know exactly when the second patch will be here, but we do know that it will be here sometime this year.

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The above image was revealed at a recent session of Microsoft’s Ignite Conference in Australia. This slide shows the plan for the next updates, and shows that the update following the Creators update will be here sometime this year.

Microsoft hasn’t released any details about this next update, and it is likely that we won’t hear much about it until they get closer to the testing phase. We do know the company plans to roll out their Project Neon redesign in the near future, so it is logical to assume this redesign will come as part of this second update. Hopefully we will hear more about it at the upcoming Build 2017 developers conference in May.

The Build conference usually serves as a platform for the company to show off new software to developers before any type of consumer release. The event will take place May 10-12 of this year. Unfortunately if you would like to go, you will have to go on a waiting list. Tickets sold out fast as they tend to do, but you can add yourself to a waiting list. Who knows, you may get lucky.

The Windows 10 Creators Update promises to bring many new features and enhancements to Windows 10. Most likely, the update that will follow sometime later in the year will bring even more fixes improvements to the Windows platform.

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft committed to releasing regular updates on schedule to enhance the software. We all know that Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows, as they move the OS into more a software as a service model. It seems they are sticking with that plan as well, as they continue to plan ahead for future improvements to the operating system that will be made available to anyone that has Windows 10 installed on their computers.

While we wish we knew more about the upcoming update, it’s nice to see Microsoft sticking to their plans and regularly releasing improvements to the operating system. What those improvements will be remains to be seen, but we will hear about it soon enough.

What do you think about these regular updates? Are you glad to see these regular releases or do you prefer the old way of doing things with Windows 7 and Windows 8? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below.

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