Builds are following up quickly these days, at least for Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update). Today we moved to 16281 for PC builds:
On a side note, today Microsoft also announced the release date for the Fall Creators Update to be October 17th Worldwide:
With the release also the Mixed Reality devices will become available for you to buy, so start saving for your super cool own Mixed Reality set!
Another Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for the Redstone 3 release flight. Again, “Skip Ahead” aka Redstone 4 is skipped, so this will be another stabilizing build to prepare Redstone 3 for going RTM as the Fall Creators Update in a couple of weeks or maybe even faster.
Here are the details on the official Microsoft Insiders Blog:
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16278 for PC
Have Fun, probably won’t last that long as with this pace the next build can be expected quickly!
Apparently there was some need to push another build out today:
Only two days ago in my blogpost I discussed the update 16273 for both Redstone 3 as Redstone 4 where I mentioned that the Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update) would show us just some stabilizing and bug fix items. And this appears to be right, this release, Build 16275, has just been pushed out to the Fast Ring of the Fall Creators Update and not to the Skip Ahead (Redstone 4) flight.
Also Build 15245 for Mobile was released, but you might wonder what the use of this is where the number of Mobile devices is shrinking each day without the option to buy new devices. They are simply unavailable in stores, even in Microsoft Stores they are no longer available.
A little while ago I mentioned there was no jumping on the Redstone 4 (Windows vNext after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update) train anymore if you are not already on that train.
Today there was an update for the ones who -are- riding the RS4 train: Windows 10 Insider Preview 16273.1000 (rs_prerelease).
Notice the tagged “rs_prerelease”, this indicates you are on the Redstone 4 track. The ‘commons’ on Windows 10 Insider Preview will have the tag “rs3_release”, also released today.
No clues to what has been fixed in these releases, it has been about 3 weeks since the last update due to some bugs found so I’ll just assume that it is just more stabilizing Redstone 3 stuff.
Go get it if you are an Insider!
Update: Here are the change notes for this build at the Microsoft Windows Blog https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/08/23/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16273-pc
Last week I announced that “Skip ahead to the next Windows release” came available for Windows Insiders at the Windows Insider Program. Well that’s no longer possible.
At the time they already announced that this option would be available for only for the time being and would be closed down after enough participants decided to join in.
One of the reasons is that they still need enough Windows Insiders to participate in the stabilizing process for Redstone 3 aka the Fall Creators Update that we can expect somewhere in September this year and most likely will be versioned as 1709.
So there you have it:
If you are not in already, nothing is lost … you’ll be just helping to stabilize the Fall Creators Update and when this is released the program will be opened up again for all Windows Insiders to join in the new Redstone 4 development cycle.
Be aware though that, especially in the first builds, it can be a buggy experience. First builds tend to be somewhat unstable.
If that is not your thing, it is advised that you stay on the Fall Creators Update for a while longer and maybe join in at a later time. Chances are better receiving a more stable build getting closer to the next release that, if the cadence continues to go on like this, might be here around 1803 (March 2018). But this is just guessing by looking at the stars .
It was announced a couple of days ago at the Feedback Hub, but it wasn’t really all that visible. Windows Insiders are now moving into Redstone 4, the successor of the Fall Creators Update.
We are close to getting Redstone 3 aka Fall Creators Update of Windows 10 so this flight (the stream of updates released to Windows Insiders like myself) is currently stabilizing.
If you go to the Settings in Windows 10 you see under Update & Security on the Windows Insider Program tab a new option under What kind of content would you like to receive:
“Skip ahead to the next Windows release”
And the comment that goes with it: “Skip stabilizing our upcoming release and move straight on to our next Windows release”.
There is no option to skip between Slow, Fast or other level:
“Only one level is available for your selected branch”
Switching these options will immediately give you:
If you see 16251.0 you are still on release Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update) but if you are getting 16251.1000 you are on the next path, Redstone 4 … Let’s move on!