Microsoft has today released a new build from the Redstone 4 branch for Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 Build 17123 is the latest preview update for the Insiders in the Fast Ring and it comes with one new change, while almost entire changelog is all about bug fixes.
Microsoft is currently working on the Spring Creators Update codenamed Redstone 4. The company has already reached the final stage of development and the RTM build will be compiled and released to the Insiders this month. Microsoft has also confirmed on its blog for developers that the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will be released next month.
The upcoming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (Redstone 4) is projected to launch in April. Windows 10 Build 17123 moves the Spring Creators Update one step closer to the public release.
Windows 10 Build 17123 Full Changelog
The new Image File Format (HEIF) has arrived for the operating system and it uses new HEVC technology to reduce the size. The new image file format is only supported by updated Microsoft Photos app, but for now, the HEIF image is only supported by the first party photos app.
With today’s update, Microsoft has fixed an issue where Windows Audio service would crash if the system is using Dolby Access app with expired Dolby Atmos license, and ultimately the PC won’t have sound. Microsoft has fixed yet another issue with some systems where the drivers would not load properly. Last but not the least, Microsoft is also planning to improve the Embedded Handwriting Panel with the Fall Creators Update.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update codenamed Redstone 4 would be released as version 1803, and the RTM quality build will be released this month. Despite all the unconfirmed details, there’s a good chance Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will be finalized this month and it would be released to the general public in April.
While Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the name of the update, but there’s more evidence that it could be called Spring Creators Update. The software giant is expected to announce the release of Redstone 4 by end of this month in a blog post detailing the rollout plan and the new features.