|Posted by Blogweb on August 22, 2018 at 12:05 PM|
We are approaching September 2018 and Microsoft is also making all the efforts to bring the latest major build of Windows 10 in the next month.
Microsoft has released the first Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for Redstone 6, even though Build 18204 with the internal name "19H1" is not. At the same time, Build 17723 is also one step ahead for Redstone 5. In the current release, the releases are not different from each other.
Redstone 6 will arrive in the first half of 2019
Redstone 6 is the Windows 10 update expected for spring 2019, while Redstone 5 is due for release this fall. However, Microsoft itself does not yet call the new build 18204 Redstone 6, but uses the designation 19H1, In fact, bug fixes make up with the majority of the changelog, but a few interesting things can be found which points to the planned release during the first half of 2019. In the watermark on the Windows desktop, Redstone 6 announces itself as "RS_PRERELEASE", while Redstone 5 bears the name "RS5_RELEASE". There's also a new algorithm which will help detect when the best time to restart the machine is, Group Policy for Microsoft Edge
So we can safely assume that no new features will be added but the bug fixes and improvement throughout the operating system. So in this blog, I choose my favorite features in the upcoming major release of Windows 10 codenamed Redstone 5.
Mixed Reality looks into the real world
The new features in build 17723 and 18204 are initially the same with the re-introduced split of both release paths, only with the next releases there will be different changelogs. Only the faster access to the Game Bar via the key command "Win + G" is especially new for the Redstone 5 release. Apart from that, the first major innovation is "Flashlight" for Windows Mixed Reality (Test) , which lives up to its name. Flashlight allows you to open a portal into the real world through the camera of the MR headset, for example to operate the keyboard or to grab a drink.
To summarize all this, see the below graphic that explains what Skip Ahead is.
Redstone 5: Fall 2018
Redstone 6: Spring 2019
Redstone 7: Fall 2019
Of course, just like they are offering now, they could and most likely will still provide further paid support for those enterprise and education customers that need to stick with a certain feature release for an extended period of time.