For those of you who have been eagerly anticipating the release of the latest release of Windows 10 (Version 1803), you know that it was slated to be released to the public April 10th, 2018.
Those of us who went to our sources (mine is https://my.visualstudio.com), or expected to see it appear in our Windows Update stream, we were met with disappointment.
It seems that someone at Microsoft discovered a ‘blocking bug’ – that is, a bug that is serious enough to delay the launch of the new platform – over the weekend. Because of this, they are holding off on the release until the bug is fixed.
While Microsoft has not announced a new release date (I don’t think they ever officially announced April 10 as the old release date), we can assume that they are working hard and fast at getting it out the door. My conservative estimates would expect to see it by the last week of April.
Fortunately, because Microsoft recently extended the support dates for the Enterprise and Education Editions of Windows 10 (see my article dated April 12, 2018), there is no pressing contractual reason for them to rush a less-than-satisfactory version of their flagship operating system out the door. Let them take the time they need to get it right before releasing it to the public.
Incidentally, according to my sources, for whatever it is worth the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) build will be Build 17133. This is one of those interesting tidbits to almost nobody, but will be important for the few who really need to know.