Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build

Posted on March 29, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows 10 with 15 Comments

Microsoft is rolling out a new Redstone 5 build of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders today. Those parts of Skip Ahead in the Windows Insider program can now get their hands on the new build of the OS.

The new build, 17634, doesn’t bring a lot of new features. But it brings a useful new feature: the ability to search within the Outlook Calendar app. With today’s build, users can now search for events using things like the location, people, or the name of the event which is pretty useful if you have a busy schedule.

Microsoft is also updating the new Cortana Show Me app with today’s build. The app, which guides users through the Settings app, can now be activated using just your voice. For example, you can ask Cortana “show me how to change my screen brightness” and it will automatically start the guide using the Show Me app.

And that’s really about it for the new Redstone 5 build. Microsoft is yet to completely focus on the development of Redstone 5, so these early builds won’t include a lot of big new, exciting features. Once Microsoft releases the Redstone 4 update to the public next month, that should change.

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Comments (15)

15 responses to “Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build”

  1. Oasis

    This Cortana Show Me App is something useful for a change.

  2. Simard57

    finally a way to search calendar inside the app

    I used to have to use Cortana to search in calendar (Find xxx in Calendar) so the platform knew how to search but it was in Cortana!

  3. Finley

    Not a good sign that updates for apps like calendar and mail seem to be aligned to updates to the os.

  4. pschaeflein

    It is a small detail, but the calendar program referenced here is titled "Calendar" - not "Outlook Calendar"

    Searching for items in the Calendar folder in Outlook has been possible for a long time. The update is for the Windows 10-included calendar application.

  5. PeteB

    > The new build, 17634, doesn’t bring a lot of new features.

    They never really do.

  6. warren

    The fix for Edge + PDF + non-100% DPI levels is definitely welcome. It broke a few months ago when they stuffed a bunch of new PDF features into Edge.

  7. glenn8878

    There’s still a few screens that haven’t made the conversion to the Metro look. They shouldn’t be taking forever to finish the job. Having two separate looks mean Microsoft isn’t confident about their User Interface.

  8. robinwilson16

    My calendar still isn't searchable after updating and I have checked and all apps are up to date on the Store.

    Is it possibly USA only? :(

    This would be a useful feature to have back.

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