Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17017 for PC

RS4 Windows 10 Insider Preview 17017.1000

While we were at the Dutch TechDays 2017 event (see our short video impression here) Microsoft also released a new Insider Preview Build 17017.1000 to the Fast Ring and to the Skip Ahead Ring. Apparently these two rings are now slowly merging into the general ‘new’ Fast Ring.

According to comments on the Insiders blog the teams are now about to start checking in new code into these rings shortly so although there still is not much new to these builds they are preparing to provide you new stuff soon.

In this build there are a couple of new things though. There are the new Cortana Collections, Simplifying actions between Cortana and Action Center and third, new Startup Settings.

The Insiders blog discusses all three items, so no need to repeat that here just go to their blog:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/13/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17017-pc 

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Window 10 Fall Creators Update RTM: 16299.15

RS3 Windows 10 Insider Preview 16299

Yesterday, the day of the Windows Developer Day, the Windows Insiders Blog came with a small but important update:

UPDATE 10/10: As part of final preparations for the general availability of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on Oct. 17th, we have begun releasing Build 16299.15 to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. If you are in the Release Preview ring and don’t see this build offered yet – be patient as it will be rolling out over the course of the next few days to everyone in the Release Preview ring.

This, almost certain, means that we are done with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and this (version 16299.15) will be the final release version to be released next week October 17th. The Release Preview ring is considered to be the most secure ‘preview’ ring for people who want to get bits early but don’t want to take the risks of breaking things that come with other less secure build flights such as the Fast or Slow Ring.

So there you have it … Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is cooked and done if you ask me.

They also released the Windows 10 SDK at the Windows Developer Day yesterday (10/10), another sign that things are ready. The SDK usually locks down way before locking down Windows itself, because software developers need a solid base to build their Fall Creators Update versions on, still they released it yesterday. A special day with lots of Ten numbers, waiting for next week with both Ten and Seventeen in the name. But what’s in a name?

What’s New in Windows 10 for developers, version 1709

Windows Developer Day

Update:
The version seems to be 1709, not 1710 although the links contained 1710 the titles are updated to 1709.

Ever wanted to see all the new things available for you as Windows 10 developer for the Fall Creators Update (version 1709)? While Windows Developer Day is still streaming live, Microsoft published a full list of updated items for the Fall Creators Update:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/whats-new/windows-10-version-latest

Also a comprehensive list (a big! list) is published today for all new APIs in Windows 10 version 1709:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/whats-new/windows-10-version-1709-api-diff

And while you are at it … download the latest Windows 10 version 1709 (RTM) SDK:

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads#_blank

So, eat your heart out … I won’t hear you again for the next couple of hours/days when you are going over all the new stuff.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17004 for PC (Skip Ahead)

RS4 Windows 10 Insider Preview 17004.1000

Finally another build for Redstone 4, aka Windows 10 vNext, –following Fall Creators Update to be released in about two weeks from now- aka Skip Ahead, gets an update. For the first time the build number shifted from 16… to 17… something happening with each shift to a new version. The first Creators Update was numbered 15….

The blogpost mentions the watermark, bottom right, was removed, but my build contains the renewed “rs_prerelease” watermark:

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Not much new in this release again, but there are some notable features if you look carefully. The Fluent UI slowly emerges into the UI, subtle lighting in the start menu can be noticed:

RS4 Start Menu

For the most part there are the issues fixed for Redstone 3, Fall Creators Update, that will be incorporated from the other flight into the Redstone 4 flight. So don’t expect too much from the update … yet.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299 for PC

RS3 Windows 10 Insider Preview 16299

It’s been a couple of days ago already since the previous Preview Build came around. But today, while the complete Insiders Team is at #msignite they announced the release of Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16299:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/26/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16299-pc

Only on the Fast Ring of Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update) and not on Skip Ahead (Redstone 4).

Just some bug fixes, the list is getting shorter and shorter ….

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16296 for PC

RS3 Windows 10 Insider Preview 16296

Darn …. these Windows Insiders Program dudes go faster than light!

I just blogged about the 16294 build that I personally missed. Posted the blog, checked the Windows Insiders Program and guess what? Another build!

Yes …. you heard it right … another build …

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16296 for PC

Fast ring only, Redstone 3 … not the Skip Ahead, Redstone 4.

The important notice still stands from the previous (16294) build:

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will be unable to install *new*/additional language packs on this build. Pre-existing language packs (language packs you’ve installed previously) will carry over and work just fine.

So let’s see if there is another build while I’m publishing this blog update Smile

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16294 for PC

RS3 Windows 10 Insider Preview 16294

Just a quick update .. I personally missed it because I’m on the Skip Ahead flight and this one is only available on the Fast Ring, not the Slow Ring or the Skip Ahead Ring:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/20/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16294-pc

For us … the Dutch people, it was an important build though because they fixed an issue specifically with Dutch builds:

“We fixed an issue on Dutch builds where explorer could go into a crash loop if an app-requested downloads notification popped up from OneDrive.”

Still not much more … only a couple of bug fixes. There is however an IMPORTANT NOTE added at September 21st:

“You will be unable to install *new*/additional language packs on this build. Pre-existing language packs (language packs you’ve installed previously) will carry over and work just fine.”

We are getting closer and closer to the final release. Hardly a prediction anymore.

I haven’t heard anything about it, but would Ignite be an opportunity for release? Sadly, I won’t be there to watch it live … but the keynote is streamed live so I’ll be at the monitor Monday afternoon.

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