The rollout of Microsoft's Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (Build 1803) has been delayed due to an unspecified bug - and Microsoft isn't revealing details for the precise reason why.
Got some more info on this: Microsoft was going to rollout on April 10, but found a blocking bug over the weekend that was bad enough to hold the release. Not sure if bug was fixed in 17133.73 or if it'll come in another patch. RS4 will likely begin rollout in a couple weeks now. https://t.co/qxcbHCdPUo— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) April 10, 2018
Details of the nature of the problem are still being withheld, for some reason. We asked for more information yesterday and their PR team had to come back to us at the end of the day saying that they would get back to us when they could.
In other words, Microsoft had told them to say nothing, which for a company that has repeatedly claimed that it was going to be 'more open' is somewhat silly.
We've been referring to this update as the "Spring Creators Update" in lieu of anything official, but it does seem that even this title is still open to debate.
Right now, it looks like we probably won't see a full, mainstream roll-out for another couple of weeks - not that most people will be missing much.
The Spring Creators Update adds a few new features under the guise of "Windows-as-a-Service".
It will include some distinct new visuals thanks to the Fluent design (Microsoft's version of Google's Material design language), which should start to appear in this edition.
There's also talk that you will no longer be able to turn searching via Cortana off. And guess what she always uses? That's right, Edge and Bing
Members of the Windows Insider Program have been beta testing 1803 for around a week, so there shouldn't be any surprises when it finally arrives.
Highlights include the fact that it will install much faster, because it will start installing before it reboots, so less time waiting for the spinning icon.
Also included is Timeline, a feature we had expected to see in the previous Creators Update in autumn. This will give you a complete record of everything you've been up to on your device, and enable you to pick it up from where you left off on another machine, or device.
That may raise security and privacy concerns, and it's not the only potential negative arising from Microsoft's latest forced update to Windows 10.
The S-Mode will be making its first appearance. This is a locked-down version of Windows that will only allow users to install apps via Microsoft's very own App Store.
There have also been indications that Microsoft plans to nag users into changing the email they use, whether they want it or not, and that all links will open in Edge even if you normally use a different browser.
There's also talk that you will no longer be able to turn searching via Cortana off. And guess what she always uses? That's right, Edge and Bing, of course. That's been the case for a while, but no one really complained because no one was using Cortana.
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