Microsoft getting ready to release Windows 10 Redstone preview builds

Windows 10 logoWindows 10 Threshold 2 is now available for everyone, so Microsoft's ready to start the work on the next chapter of the operating system, which is believed to be none other than Redstone, the big update supposed to arrive in 2016.

Microsoft has never publicly acknowledged the Redstone project, but today the company made the very first step towards a preview build of this version with a completely new branch for insiders.

Starting today, Microsoft has begun changing the release branch for users participating in the Windows Insider program to rs1_release, which is believed to be the very first wave of the Redstone update coming next year. To check if your computer has already been switched to this branch, launch the registry editor and navigate to the following path:


If the BranchName value in the right side of the screen reads “rc1_release,” then your computer is ready to get the first build of Redstone.

Gabriel Aul, head of the Windows Insider program, confirmed on Twitter that “this is a prep thing,” but said that for the moment, “there's nothing to see here.” This means that right now, the company hasn't yet decided when to push the very first Redstone preview build to insiders, but it's only making the first steps towards this moment.

Microsoft getting ready to release Windows 10 Redstone preview builds

Redstone is believed to be the actual first major update for Windows 10, much more significant than Threshold 2 because it should include key feature additions, such as extension support for Edge browser.

This next update is expected to arrive in two different waves for insiders, and the rs1_release branch is a sign that this is very likely to be the case, with Microsoft ready to start working on the first version.

The rollout could take place sometime in the summer while the second wave is due in the fall. There were reports, however, which claimed that Redstone wouldn't be here before the summer of 2016, but again, nothing has been confirmed so far.

Redstone will also come with improvements for Windows 10 Mobile, but for the moment, very little is known about this particular project.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)