Microsoft has started rolling out the October 2018 update

Microsoft has started the October 2018 rollout process. Insiders will be the first ones to gain access to it, but you, too, can do so if you’re interested in how it looks.

The release is codenamed Redstone 5 and the official rollout date is the 2nd of October 2018. Microsoft will also make the update more broadly available on the 9th of October 2018, which, as you’ve probably guessed yourself, is Patch Tuesday.

Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Modern Life and Devices at Microsoft, first announced the initial rollout date at the Fall Surface event in New York City.

In order to access the new update, all you really need to do is to check for updates, and the download process should be initiated shortly thereafter. The April 2018 update was rolled out in a similar manner.

In the new update, you can expect several new features, including:

– Cloud clipboard

– Battery details for Bluetooth devices

– Redesigned search experience

– Snip & Sketch tool

– Text size adjustment

In other news, Windows Server 2019 will become available in October. Although Microsoft has not revealed the exact date, additional details will be published on their official blog. You will be able to download it from the Volume Licensing Service Center and/or the Microsoft Azure marketplace.

According to Microsoft, Windows Server 2019 will be added to the Microsoft Partner Network and Visual Studio subscription, formerly known as MSDN