Ref: Microsoft pushes back Windows 10 'Redstone' 2 to Spring 2017 to line up with new Microsoft device wave | ZDNet Microsoft's second major set of new features for Windows 10, known as 'Redstone 2,' are now a spring 2017 deliverable, meant to coincide with a new wave of Windows 10 hardware, sources say. Microsoft is delaying Windows 10 "Redstone" 2, primarily because of the decision to wait until early 2017 to support a wave of new Microsoft-branded Windows 10 devices. The Devices team was quick to rush out Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book in 2015, despite the fact that the Intel Skylake processors inside were hot off the chip presses. The result: A number of early adopters of those devices have suffered from power-management and other issues which many believe are related to the Skylake-Surface hardware combination. I'm sure the Surface team wants to ensure history won't repeat itself with the next wave of new PCs, tablets and possibly new Surface Phones. As Intel is not expected to make its next Core processor family, known as Kaby Lake, available in volume until the end of 2016, I'd think Microsoft might be willing to take a little more time making sure the new processors and its new hardware play nice.