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Windows 10 Redstone Build 11082 released to the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program
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Windows 10 Redstone Build 11082 released to the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program

by AshwinDecember 17, 2015

Microsoft has pulled a fast one on its users, by announcing the launch of the first Windows Redstone Build.

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Build 11082 has been released to the members of the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program.

To be honest, we weren’t expecting the Redmond Company to launch the second big up[date for the operating system so soon. Considering the fact that Windows 10 Redstone is scheduled to be released only sometime in the summer of 2016, this is in fact very early.

That being said, there aren’t any major changes in Build 11082 just yet. This is mostly just a collection of cumulative updates released since the November Update Build 10586, which was released back in November.

The lack of major changes, and a brand new build clearly suggests that Microsoft is prepping the grounds for something huge. For starters, we know that Extensions support for Microsoft Edge is coming really soon, thanks to AdBlock Plus posting a page on its website stating that its add-on is coming to the new browser in Windows 10 soon. This was followed by popular cloud password manager service, LastPass which has also posted a similar statement on its website. So perhaps we could expect support for Extensions in the near future.

Now back to Microsoft’s announcement, the company has promised that it will begin to release new builds on a faster pace. Starting from January 2016, Microsoft will be releasing more preview builds to the Fast Ring.

And there is one more major changes with preview builds, and we think it is not going to go down well amongst users. Microsoft has announced that it will not be publishing the list of known issues in its future announcement blog posts. Instead, it will be posting this information, in the Insider Hub.

The problem with the Insider Hub is that it is only accessible to those who are running on Windows 10, so other users will not get the information readily. This could be Microsoft’s desperate way of trying to get more users to install Windows 10, as we have seen from its aggressive upgrade pushes from last week.

If you are running on Windows 10 and wish to install the Insider Hub, here’s how to do it:

  • Click on Start > Settings > System
  • Now on the left sidebar, click on Apps & Features.
  • On the right pane, select Manage Optional Features
  • Click on Add a feature, and select the Insider Hub.

Sarcasm aside, hopefully Microsoft will think this through and make a proper list of known issues, available for all.

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