Microsoft brought out major changes to their branding strategy with the Windows 10 OS. The OS has been getting various new builds and many updates on a regular basis. Life has become quite hectic for the beta testers, the ‘insiders’ and the members of the various ‘rings’ of Microsoft. Of late, it has been so hectic that nine builds have come out in the past 14 days for testing on the fast ring. This includes five builds for PC and four for mobile devices. There have been numerous fixes as well as security updates in the past two weeks. The latest build that came out yesterday is the Windows 10 Creators Build 15055.
The Windows 10 Creators Build 15055 comes with no new updates for the PC or for the mobile devices. However, this build drops various clues that gives us a hint of what Microsoft plans to do in their next few builds, or when the final release of the Windows 10 Creators Update comes out. Let us take a look at the things that we now know:
- The final Windows 10 Creators Update will be known as Windows 10 Version 1703 Microsoft’s builds usually release in a four number format, indicating the year and the month the build was finalized. For reference, the Anniversary Update released as Windows 10 Update 1607 as it came out in July 2016.
- This build expires in May 2017. This proves that this is not a final build, and Microsoft will release the final build before the May of this year, asking the users to then update on to the final build from this insider build.
- The desktop watermark that the Windows 10 Creators Build 15055 comes with calls it an ‘Evaluation Copy’ and not an Insider Preview Build. We expect the watermark to be totally gone in the next build.
- Microsoft has also given a major hint that another build is coming and that Windows 10 Creator Build 15055 will not be the last build as it says that there is an issue with the apps and Windows Store on PC as well as Mobile which will be fixed in the next build.
The next build is likely to be the final build before the final version of the Creators Update rolls out.