As it was clear from the previous post, Microsoft has begun working actively on new Windows 10 builds to release them to Windows Insiders. Microsoft's Gabe Aul, VP of Engineering Systems in Windows and Devices Group shared again some details about the progress of those builds via his Twitter.
@win10fan I'm running 11097 on my PC right now
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) January 9, 2016
Gabe Aul also explained that build 11097 is in early development stage and does not feature any notable user interface updates. So, most of its changes are under the hood.
As we already know, Redstone is expected to bring notable changes to Action Center, Microsoft Edge, Cortana and may also add some integration with Office 365 services. Cortana is expected to be extended to a system-wide assistant. Notification Center / Action Center might get support for widgets, offering quick snapshots of data, synced across your Windows 10 devices. Microsoft Edge will get extensions support: this was confirmed in Windows 10 build 11082, which already has this feature partially implemented. Another interesting feature of the Redstone update is Task Continuation which will allow users to start a task on one device and then resume and finish it on another.
Windows Redstone is expected to come in two waves, exactly like the Threshold update:
- Windows 10 build 10240 is the Threshold 1 update.
- Windows 10 build 10586 is the Threshold 2 update.
The first Redstone update is planned for release in June 2016, and the second one in October 2016, although Microsoft can shift these dates and speed up/slow down the releases (credits: Neowin).
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