Windows 10 “Redstone 2” builds spotted

Today, it has come to our knowledge that Microsoft has started pushing out Redstone 2 builds internally. This indicates that build 14393 is the final build of the Redstone 1 development branch known as "Anniversary Update" or version 1607.

Windows 10 Redstone

The information came from the buildfeed Twitter account which tracks all branches, labs and builds visible through Windows Update servers.
The full build tag looks like this:


The Redstone 2 branch was started a few months ago internally at Microsoft with 148xx builds. Since the development of Redstone 1 is now over, Microsoft has jumped build numbers for the next milestone.

Thanks to Nick and Tom Hounsell for more details.

The Redstone 2 update will get a bigger focus on first-party apps and will expand the user's task flow across multiple devices. The most interesting feature of the Redstone 2 update is Task Continuation which will allow users to start a task on one device and then resume and finish it on another. Also, Redstone 2 is expected to bring notable changes to Action Center, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update, Cortana and may also add some integration with Office 365 services. Cortana is expected to become a system-wide assistant. Notification Center / Action Center might get support for widgets, offering quick snapshots of data, synced across your Windows 10 devices.

Also, Windows 10 Redstone 2 is expected to get an updated File Explorer.

These are all rumors. Nothing has been confirmed or announced officially by Microsoft.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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7 thoughts on “Windows 10 “Redstone 2” builds spotted”

  1. Task continuation might actually be useful to me if it was for shutdowns rather than other devices. I have to use sleep mode so I don’t have to reopen all of my windows every time I switch the computer on. It’d be nice to be able to do that from a shutdown too.

  2. One feature I would like to see when Redstone 2 builds are out is to set a custom theme for universal windows app, for example I want the Settings app to display my favorite color pink as the background. Also another feature I wish there was in Windows 10 is to set the login screen image seperarely instead of having to use the lock screen image as the login screen image.

  3. I would like top most feature for Store Apps, specially for video players running on desktop mode. Up until now I’m using OnToReplica, and it even looks better since it cuts regions so viewing embeded ads can be cut apart, at leat in that program.

    1. Although OnTopReplica is a very nice idea – using Desktop Window Manager to generate an always-on-top resizable preview of any size.

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