Tis the season to be jolly as Microsoft has released the first build of Windows 10 from the new release branch, Redstone. This new branch is the next major update to the platform that is expected to be released to the broader Windows community in the Spring and now we get an early look at the new features.
You can download the bits right now from Windows Update and this build is tagged with version number 11082. Microsoft says that there are not any major updates in terms of features for this release as the team is focused on improvements based on feedback from the November release.
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For this release, here are the known issues for this release:
- Languages packages and Features on Demand will fail to install on this build. We are investigating workarounds.
- When copying, deleting, or moving files there will be no progress dialog shown. The file action will complete without intervention. This can cause confusion when acting on large files or directories.
- With this build, application defaults for some applications will be reset. Music & Video will default to Windows Media Player. This can be reconfigured opening Cortana or Search and searching for “Choose default apps by file type” to open the correct settings page.
It’s a bit too early to say if this build is stable enough for your daily driver but considering that this is mostly a polish-type release, it should hopefully run smoothly. With that being said let us know in the comments below if you have any issues with the install or stability.
You can check out the announcement post for this release, here.