On December 16th, Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 10 11082 to the Fast ring of updates, and it’s the first preview part of the Redstone update coming in two waves sometime in 2016.
According to the company, the first Redstone preview doesn’t contain “big noticeable changes or new features”. Instead, the company is now focusing on improving the operating system “based on feedback” submitted ruining the roll out of the November update.
Windows 10 build 11082 includes the changes that have been rolling out as cumulative updates on the desktop and mobile version of the operating system. In addition, Microsoft is making improvements to OneCore, which is the shared core of Windows that allows the operating system to work across devices, including PC, tablet, phone, IoT, HoloLens, and Xbox.
“We’re doing some code refactoring and other engineering work to make sure OneCore is optimally structured for teams to start checking in new features and improvements in the new year.” Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul says in the announcement.
Furthermore, the company says that after various pieces of feedback, Insiders can expect more builds being available faster starting January 2016. Microsoft notes that “to do this, [it’s] re-evaluating the ring promotion criteria to allow more builds to reach Windows Insiders.”
Basically, it means that the software giant will use a more relax set of criteria to let more builds be available through the Fast ring. As a result, it also means that new Redstone builds will contain more bugs and other issues that “could be slightly more painful for some people”.
As such, it’s recommended that you don’t use Windows 10 Insider Preview builds as your primary operating system. Also, if you’re not comfortable with the performance of Windows 10 while your computer is in the Fast ring, Microsoft recommends you to switch to the Slow ring of updates.
You can do this by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced options and under “Get Insider Preview builds” moving the slider to the Slow ring.
Finally, starting with Windows 10 build 11082, Microsoft will no longer publish the known issues through its Windows Blog. Instead, the company will be listing the known issues for each build in the Insider Hub.