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  1. 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.
  2. 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. View full news
  3. Insider Preview build 17133

    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.
  4. Insider Preview build 17128

    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.
  5. Yesterday, Microsoft released yet-another build from the Redstone 4 release branch. There's more changes in this build as well; read on to see what has changed. This build has some major new Cortana improvements - a new profile page and a bunch of new features. Here's Microsoft's take on it: Full release notes are available here. View full news
  6. 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. View full news
  7. This morning Microsoft pushed out another build in the Redstone 4 release cycle; what is new this time? The big change in this build is High Efficiency File System. Here's what Microsoft says about it: Here's the full release notes. View full news
  8. Insider Preview build 17123

    The big change in this build is High Efficiency File System. Here's what Microsoft says about it: Here's the full release notes.
  9. Insider Preview build 17127

    This build has some major new Cortana improvements - a new profile page and a bunch of new features. Here's Microsoft's take on it: Full release notes are available here.
  10. 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. View full news
  11. Insider Preview build 17120

    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.
  12. 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. View full news
  13. Insider Preview build 17115

    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.
  14. 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. View full news
  15. 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. View full news
  16. Insider Preview build 17112

    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.
  17. 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. View full news
  18. Insider Preview build 17110

    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.
  19. Yesterday Microsoft released Insider Preview build 17107; the second "release" build from the Redstone 4 branch of Windows 10. This is the first "spit and polish" build from that branch, in readiness for the Redstone 4 release to the public, sometime in March 2018. Read on to see what Microsoft have changed and fixed in this build. As this is a build from the "release" branch of Redstone 4 development, don't expect there to be many, if any new features in the build. Indeed that is the case, with the only significant change being to Windows Update - From rs4 onwards, Windows Update will keep a PC that's on mains power awake for up to 2 hours when not being used in order to "allow Windows Update more opportunity to succeed". Other than that, there's a whole bunch of fixes, of which the most important is another Windows Update related fix - essentially Windows update will now no longer "pause" for up to 90 minutes while at the 88% stage of installing a new build. Here's the full release notes from Microsoft. View full news
  20. Insider Preview build 17107

    As this is a build from the "release" branch of Redstone 4 development, don't expect there to be many, if any new features in the build. Indeed that is the case, with the only significant change being to Windows Update - From rs4 onwards, Windows Update will keep a PC that's on mains power awake for up to 2 hours when not being used in order to "allow Windows Update more opportunity to succeed". Other than that, there's a whole bunch of fixes, of which the most important is another Windows Update related fix - essentially Windows update will now no longer "pause" for up to 90 minutes while at the 88% stage of installing a new build. Here's the full release notes from Microsoft.
  21. Insider Preview build 17093

    The headline feature in this build is quite a big one. Microsoft have changed a lot of how video and graphics in general works. You can now determin, on an application by application basis, exactly how applications deal with graphics, including which graphcs card they use on systems with more than one. Here's how Microsoft desctibe it: As ever, full release notes are here
  22. Yesterday Microsoft released another build to the Windows insider fast ring. Read on to see what's new in build 17083. This is a bit of an odd build in that it seems at first sight that there's not a whole bunch that's new, but that's not really the case; this build includes lots of smaller, but equally important changes and improvements. Having said that, the biggest change in this build is related to fonts. As of 17083, fonts can now be bought, installed and managed from the Microsoft Store. It may not sound like much of a change, but actually it will make font management a hell of a lot easier for yon average user. Here's what Microsoft says about the font changes: The full release notes are here. View full news
  23. Insider Preview build 17083

    This is a bit of an odd build in that it seems at first sight that there's not a whole bunch that's new, but that's not really the case; this build includes lots of smaller, but equally important changes and improvements. Having said that, the biggest change in this build is related to fonts. As of 17083, fonts can now be bought, installed and managed from the Microsoft Store. It may not sound like much of a change, but actually it will make font management a hell of a lot easier for yon average user. Here's what Microsoft says about the font changes: The full release notes are here.
  24. A new year and a new build ... after almost a month of inactivity, Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 insider preview build, 17074. New in this build is a new take on localisation - rather than downloading language packs "as part of Windows", you now get them from the Microsoft Store. Why the change? Who knows, but apparently it's for the better. In addition, there's a whole skew of updates for Edge, pushing even more epub and ebook features into the browser. As ever, click here for the full release notes. View full news
  25. Insider Preview build 17074

    New in this build is a new take on localisation - rather than downloading language packs "as part of Windows", you now get them from the Microsoft Store. Why the change? Who knows, but apparently it's for the better. In addition, there's a whole skew of updates for Edge, pushing even more epub and ebook features into the browser. As ever, click here for the full release notes.