The company hasn’t said anything about this new update, but Russian Windows leaker WZor claims that Microsoft has already started work on what he calls Windows 10 Autumn Update.
Obviously, nobody can tell for sure whether this information is accurate or not, so you should take it with a pinch of salt until Microsoft actually confirms it.
This new project is important for two different reasons.
First of all, it’s the very first big update for Windows 10, so you should expect plenty of features to be part of it, which, let’s be honest, is quite critical, given the fact that the core operating system would launch without some key features, such as extension support for the Edge browser.
Second of all, it’s the one update that has to keep our devices updated until Redstone, the major mother-of-all-updates release coming in 2016 for PCs, phones, and tablets.
Sometimes called Windows 10.1, Redstone is said to be the first actual major update for Windows 10 because it’ll focus entirely on new features and improvements, whereas the Autumn Update would be more about fixing bugs and things that didn’t work as users expected (although some new features will also be included, as we said above).
But as far as the Autumn Update is concerned, information on this is quite limited, and WZor says that a recently compiled build named 10117.0.150507-1224.th2_CLIENTENTERPRISE_VOL_x64fre_en-us.esd could actually be part of this branch.
The release date that Microsoft is said to be aiming at is October 2015, which means that its launch could take place together with Windows 10 for phones and approximately three years after the unveiling of Windows 8.
Obviously, Microsoft isn’t ready to share any information on this update yet since Windows 10 itself is still in development, but more details should be provided in the coming months, as we get closer to summer 2015 unveiling.