Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 build 11082, a preview build of the Redstone update

If you are a participant of the Windows Insider program, your Windows 10 operating system has got an update - build 11082. This build begins the Redstone series of preview builds. The full build tag of the released build is 11082.1000.151210-2021.rs1_release.
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However, don't expect any worthwhile changes in the released build since it is one of the earliest builds. According to Microsoft's Gabe Aul, this build does not feature notable user interface changes or new functions. Microsoft is working hard to implement improvements based on user feedback received after the release of Threshold 2, which became Windows 10 build 10586 or Version 1511.

Gabe Aul stated the following:

We're also working on some structural improvements to OneCore, which is the shared core of Windows across devices. Essentially, OneCore is the heart of Windows, and these improvements to OneCore make building Windows across PC, tablet, phone, IoT, Hololens and Xbox more efficient. 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.

Unfortunately, Windows 10 build 11082 comes with a number of issues:

  • Languages packages and Features on Demand will fail to install on this build. Microsoft is investigating workarounds.
  • When copying, deleting, or moving files there will be no progress dialog shown. The file action will complete without intervention. This can cause confusion when acting on large files or directories.
  • With this build, application defaults for some applications will be reset. Music & Video will default to Windows Media Player. This can be reconfigured by opening Cortana or Search and searching for "Choose default apps by file type" to open the correct settings page.

If you discover any changes or issues in this build, feel free to post a comment.

Windows 10 build 11082 is part of the upcoming major "Redstone" update which will be released some time next year. It is expected to bring a number of changes to Cortana, Continuum and Action Center. More details can be found in the following article: Windows 10: Changes coming with the Redstone update.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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