Microsoft usually announces codenames for its future Windows versions months in advance before their release. The Fall Creators Update was unveiled name-wise in May and it was released in September, while the Creators Update was announced in October 2016 and came out in March 2017. Now we are hearing a small buzz about a certain “Spring Creators Update”.
We knew that the future version of Windows 10 is known as the Redstone 4 and it was a few months away from unveiling. We’ve also heard it would be called version 1803, but Spring Creators Update has a nicer ring to it. There’s also proof regarding that name, as show in the image above. Microsoft started its Bug Bash event yesterday, offering Quests to Insiders to try out, in order to find bugs.
One of the Quests alluded to Windows 10 Home in S Mode, hinting at new SKUs of Windows. Another Quest referred to the Spring Creators Update by name. This marks the third Creators Update and it may well be confused with the original, which also came during the Spring time. Microsoft enthusiast and MVP Michael Gillett believes that this is a good idea for a naming pattern.
I’m guessing we may see a release at BUILD 2018 and an Insider Preview in just weeks from now. In the meantime Microsoft already replaced the “Spring Creators Update” from the Feedback Hub Quest with “R4 update”. We expect to see Fluent Design changes, Timeline (basically a recent apps screen), My People and Nearby Share, as well as Microsoft Edge enhancements.