Windows 10 Redstone build 11099 now available for download via the Fast ring

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 11099, the second preview part of the Redstone update. However, it doesn’t include any new features or changes as the company is focusing on improving OneCore.

Windows 10 build 11099 downloading

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone build 11099 to the Fast ring of updates. This is the first build the software giant is making available in 2016 for Insiders, and the company notes that there aren’t any noticeable changes or new features included with build 11099.

The company explains that the reason why there aren’t noticeable changes is because Windows 10 build 11082 and the newly released build 11099 are previews focus on “structural improvements to OneCore”, which is the heart of Windows that is shared across devices. Now with the “code refactoring and other engineering work” to optimize OneCore almost complete, we can expect the implementation of new features and improvements in future previews of the operating system.

However, the company notes that it will take a “few builds” before users see any noticeable change appear in Windows 10 for desktop. In addition, the software giant has promised to release new Windows 10 builds on a faster pace, as such it should not take too long before we begin to see new features and improvements.

Windows 10 build 11099 known issues

The second build part of the Redstone update that should arrive later this year includes a number of known issues, but they’re not significant:

  • Long on for devices using Citrix XenDesktop may be broken. It’s recommended that Insiders that use XenDesktop skip the fight by moving to the Slow ring.
  • Applications that depend on Adobe Flash may crash upon launch. This will affect some version of Skype, QQ, WeChat, etc. This doesn’t affect Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer.

The Windows 10 Insider Preview build 11099 is available immediately for computers enrolled in the Fast ring of updates. The new version of Windows 10 will download and install automatically, but you can also go to the Settings > Update & security > Windows update and click the Check for updates button to force the download.

Microsoft won’t be making available the ISO files for Windows 10 build 11099, as the build is not available through the Slow ring. However, it’s just a matter of time until the ISO files become available through file sharing and torrent sites. But it’s not recommended to download and install an unofficial version of the operating system, as it is not supported by Microsoft and you may find unknown stability issues and errors.

Have you install Windows 10 build 11099? Do you notice any improvements? Let us know in the comments below.

Source Microsoft

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