As you may already know, Windows 10 version 1709, the next feature update, is officially named Fall Creators Update. However, for many parts of the world, this name is not suitable. Microsoft decided to change it for a number of countries.
Not all countries experience the fall season during September, which is when Microsoft has scheduled the release of version 1709. For countries like Australia and New Zealand, winter ends around that time and spring begins. For India, it is usually the monsoon season in September and autumn begins in mid to late October. For UK, Autumn is in September. So accordingly, Microsoft has decided to change the name of the update depending on the region. Right now, the regional web site of Microsoft UK shows the following advertisement.
As of this writing, there is no indication that this OS update will be rebranded globally. It is likely to retain its original branding in countries like USA, Canada and others.
Microsoft has referred to Windows 10 version 1709 as Fall Creators Update for quite a long time now. The change of name can be very confusing for customers who are already used to the existing name. Now, there will be confusion because the same update will have different names in different regions of the world.
What do you think about this name change? Which name do you like more? Should Microsoft change the Fall Creators Update moniker at all? Tell us in the comments.