Microsoft never sleeps. Even before the Windows 10 Creators Update was rolled out, the company began work on the next major update to Windows 10, code-named Redstone 3. As it did with the Creators Update, Microsoft has been releasing a series of public preview builds to members of Microsoft’s Insider Program .
What follows is a list of every preview build of Redstone 3, which will officially be named the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update , starting with the most recent. For each build, we’ve included the date of its release and a link to Microsoft’s announcement about it. We’ve also kept the list of all the preview builds that led up to Creators Update, which are below the builds of the Fall Creators Update.
Note: This story covers Insider Preview builds for the PC version of Windows 10, not the phone version. If you’re looking for information about updates being rolled out to all Windows 10 users, not previews for Microsoft Insiders, see ” Windows 10: A guide to the updates .”
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16273
Release date: August 23, 2017
With this build, Microsoft starts to make a sprint toward releasing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The builds have been branched into their own “fork,” called RS3_RELEASE — the exact same thing Microsoft did when it began to get close to releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update, when it branched into RS2_RELEASE.
Dona Sarkar, software engineer with Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, explains, “We are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world. This means that we intend to release these builds to Insiders more quickly to both the Fast and Slow rings as these builds [will] include mostly bug fixes.”
So don’t expect many feature changes, and expect those that are released to be minor. This build shows that. It has a new font called Bahnschrift, but apart from that, it’s mainly bug fixes, including one in which the Action Center icon showed it had a number of notifications that weren’t really there. Quite a few bugs were squashed in the Edge browser, including one in which some websites did not render correctly in inPrivate mode.continue reading