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Windows 10 Preview Build 11099 released for the Fast Ring of Insiders

Windows 10 Preview Build 11099 released for the Fast Ring of Insiders

by AshwinJanuary 14, 2016

Earlier this week, we reported that Microsoft could be releasing Windows 10 Build 11097 for Insiders.


Well, we weren’t far off the number, as the Redmond company has indeed released a new build, but it’s called Build 11099.

Back in December 2015, Microsoft had announced it was going to start releasing faster fast ring builds in 2016. And the fact that Build 11099 has been released instead of 11097, does in fact prove the same.

The Redmond company’s Gabe Aul, has previously explained how Microsoft tests new Builds internally. Usually, new builds are tested in the Internal Fast Ring and Slow Rings, before they are approved to the public Fast Ring. It is only after a major feature or two is included, that the company releases the build to the Slow Ring of the Insider Program.

That being said, there isn’t even a single new feature in Build 11099, mostly because the Holiday Season ended just a couple of weeks ago. Microsoft has stated that the only changes included in the Build, are related to the OneCore, the shared core (kernel) for all Windows devices. This is what it said n the announcement post:

It will still be a few builds before any really noticeable changes show up, depending on when teams begin lighting up new features in their areas.

So feel free to skip it, and wait for a new Build which includes some important additions. But there is actually one bug fix in Build 11099, the progress dialog which didn’t show up when copying or deleting files in File Explorer, will now appear.

And if you do that, you may want to switch to the Slow Ring. To do so, by pressing the Windows + I keys, and navigating to Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced options, and select the Slow Ring option under Get Insider Preview builds.

Known issues in Windows 10 Preview Build 11099:

There are two new issues in Windows 10 Build 11099, Microsoft said in a change-log posted at the Insider Hub app. The first one is related to the Virtual Desktop software, Citrix XenDesktop. PCs which have the app may be unable to log on to Windows. This issue actually originated in the KB3124263 Windows Update which was released yesterday.

The second issue is related to Adobe Flash based apps, which crash upon launch. It is not clear as to how many apps, this issue affects, but Microsoft did name a few: Skype, QQ, WeChat, etc.

The bug does not affect  Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11. There is no workaround for either issue at the moment.