Microsoft has announced its next major Windows 10 upgrade, known as the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update,” is officially arriving this Monday, April 30th. The company made the announcement following a delay in release which would’ve seen the software begin rolling out April 10th if it weren’t for BSOD issues.

Notably, Microsoft changed the update’s name from its assumed name we saw recently in leaks. Rather calling it the “Spring Creators Update,” the company opted for something simpler, according to Aaron Woodman who sat down for an interview with The Verge.

“We floated a number of different names to a lot of customers that provided that proactive feedback, and really the simplest way to help people understand the update was to give it a time that people can clearly understand and works really globally much more efficiently.”

In the end, the company chose the April 2018 Update. Whether that’s actually simpler than Spring Creators Update is debatable, but it’s at least pretty self-explanatory.

In the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, users will get a new Timeline feature that lets them return to work they had open on their computers in the past, new accessibility features like dictation, Focus Assist to silence notifications better, an improved Settings app, a new sharing menu, and lots of refinement throughout the system.

Users will be able to manually download the April 2018 Update from Microsoft’s website on April 30th, while the software will roll out to more broadly to Windows 10 users beginning May 8th.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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