Windows 10 Threshold 2 'fall update' reportedly signed off

Following yesterday's news that Threshold 2 will be rolled out to Windows 10 users on the next Patch Tuesday, which falls on November 10th, a website based out of China is now claiming that Microsoft has signed off on the build, which is sometimes referred to as the 'Fall update'.

While Threshold 2 is the internal code name for the update, Microsoft is expected to officially label it the fall update at launch, designating the version number as 1511 ('15' for the year and '11' for the month). Users can update to this version of Windows 10 directly from the RTM release, without having to install any prior builds or updates. Similarly, those upgrading from previous versions of Windows will directly jump to the fall update, foregoing the RTM version.

As far as new features are concerned, most of the new things have already been seen in the latest Insider builds, such as a revamped Skype Messaging experience and more. The report also promises an 'improved Media Creation Tool', along with improvements to Edge and Cortana (support for more markets seems to be in the cards for Microsoft's acclaimed digital assistant). Unfortunately, those hoping for extension support in Edge, will have to wait as the feature has been deferred until next year.

The actual build number for the fall update is not known, and Insiders have not been told if they are testing a fall update candidate, but it could still land this week along with an official announcement for a bit of testing before it is pushed through the consumer channels. As with any news that hasn't been officially announced, you should take this news with a pinch of salt.

Source: ITHome | Thanks for the tip FaiKee!

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