Windows 10 has a new name scheme: Meet the April 2018 Update

By: Madeleine Dean
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Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Earlier this week we asked ‘How will Microsoft name the next big Windows 10 update?‘ Well, we didn’t have to wait for too long to get an answer. Reliable reports suggest that the upcoming Spring Creators Update, aka Windows 10 v1803, aka Redstone 4 just got a brand-new name — Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

It seems that Microsoft finally realized its Windows 10 naming scheme is a bit awkward and confusing and decided to change it. Windows 10 is now a service instead of a series of major updates and the Redmond giant deploys new general updates twice a year: one in April, and the other in September. Using ambiguous names such as ‘Creators Update‘, ‘Fall Creators Update‘ and other similar names makes it pretty difficult for system administrators to actually keep track of all the updates they installed.

On the other hand, using more specific names such as ‘Windows 10 April 2018 Update’ or ‘Windows 10 September 2018 Update’ allows administrators to quickly identify the updates that need to be installed and makes patching less chaotic.

windows 10 april 2018 update

Keep in mind that in some parts of the world, such as Australia, autumn is defined as grouping the months of March, April and May. So, what Microsoft calls the Spring Creators Update should actually be called the Fall Creators Update in other parts of the world.

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update is expected to land sometime next week or in two weeks’ time — in the worst case scenario. Microsoft is currently testing a hotfix to patch the BSOD errors that initially delayed the release. So, hopefully, if everything goes according to plan, the general public should be able to test the new Windows 10 version in a few days’ time.

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