• Stuclark

    UPDATED: In the last few days Microsoft have started pushing Windows 10 Insider build 17133 to both the slow and Release Preview testing rings; and have named the update "Feature update for Windows 10, version 1803".

    These moves fairly strongly suggest that build 17133 *is* going to be released as the long-awaited (and overdue) "Creators Spring Update", otherwise known as Windows 10, version 1803.
    UPDATE: It turns out Microsoft were intending for build 17133 to be the Spring Creators Update, but they discovered some issues which could lead to a "higher instance of blue screens (BSOD) on PCs". As a result, they've now pushed build 17134 to insiders in the Fast ring for testing.

  • Stuclark

    Today Microsoft pushed out another build in the Redstone 4 release cycle. As with the last couple of builds, there's not much that's changed in this build. Read on for the full low-down.

    Once again, this build has no watermark in the lower right corner. It also doesn't have any other new features, but does have the following fixes:
    As ever, the full release notes are available here.

  • Stuclark

    Earlier today Microsoft pushed out another build in the Redstone 4 release cycle; in preparation for the upcoming public release of Windows 10. Read on to see what's new or changed in this build.

    In short... not much. This build is identical to the previously released 17127 build, except for the fact that Microsoft have removed the "evaluation build" watermark which usually sits in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
    Full release notes are available here.

  • Stuclark

    Earlier today, Microsoft released another in their Redstone 4 "release" series of builds for Windows 10. This is another build in the leadup to what should be the 1803 public release of Windows 10. Read on to find out what's new or different in this build.

    As is to be expected in a "release branch" build, there's not much that's new in this build, although Microsoft have introduced some changes to the Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) feature set. Here's how Microsoft describe it:
    Other than that, there's a few fixes for Windows Mixed Reality (no one actually uses this, do they?); and some general bug fixes. Here's Microsoft's full release notes.

  • Stuclark

    Microsoft have released the fourth "release" build from the Redstone 4 branch of Windows 10. Read on to see what is new in this build, and more importantly, whether the numerous issues introdoced in buikd 17112 have been resolved.

    The good news is YES, Microsoft have fixed all the issues that existed in build 17112; so the short version of the rest of this article is ... "go ahead and install this build".
    Te ever-so-slightly longer version goes thus:
    There are no new features in theis build, which isn't a surprise as this is a build from the Redstone 4 "release" branch, meaning the focus is on fixing issues ahead of the Redstone 4 public release, rather than adding in new features.
    What's different though is that the Mixed Reality, Store & OneDrive major bugs from the last insider preview, are all now resolved, meaning we're getting closer to a final release build... which is just as well, as using Microsoft's 6 month rule as a guide, means we should be seeing a public build coming out this month (i.e. March).
    Full release notes are here.

  • Stuclark

    Today Microsoft pushed the fourth Redstone 4 release build out to the fast ring. This is only 2 builds newer than this week's previous build, so what exactly is new in this release?

    Um, actually .... nothing!

    This build is probably best avoided to be honest; it introduces a fairly big Mixed Reality bug which causes Mixed Reality to run very slowly and another which means the computer might blue screen (green screen as it's actually a test build) when a document is not sync'd from OneDrive; and it doesn't fix the disappearing Microsoft Store bug from 17110.

    All in all, I can't recommend this build. The full release notes are here.

  • Stuclark

    Earlier today Microsoft released insider preview build 17110 to the fast ring. This is the third Redstone 4 release branch build; read on to see what's new...

    In all honesty, not a lot. There's a bunch of bug fixes for relatively minor issues (in that they didn't actually break Windows) and there's a big update for enterprise customers relating to deploying Windows 10 in the enterprise.
    In essence, the updates now allow system admins to run custom scripts pre and post an install or feature update, meaning more can be scripted and automated, making the number of manual tasks needed to deploy Windows 10 less onerous.
    Full release notes can be found here.