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Microsoft has already confirmed that the development of Windows 10 Redstone 5 update is in the final stage. Microsoft will soon start focusing on stabilization for Windows 10 Redstone 5 and it appears that the software giant is preparing Redstone 6 builds for the Skip Ahead Ring Insiders.

Microsoft has internally compiled a new Windows 10 Redstone 6 (19H1) build which suggests that the work on next big release has already begun. Windows 10 Redstone 6 update is expected to arrive for the general public in spring of 2019 and the Insiders should get the first Redstone 6 build soon.

Microsoft has also suspended the Skip Ahead ring and at some point in the future, this ring would be reopened when it starts testing Redstone 6 builds with the Insiders.

“We are getting close to the point in the development cycle where our focus will be on stabilization for RS5. As part of the stabilization process, we have “forked” RS5 into its own branch called “RS5_RELEASE” just like we did for RS4 and RS3 before that. Insiders will see this branch change with today’s build,” Dona Sarkar explains.

“And like we did with RS3 and RS4, we are getting ready to start releasing builds to Insiders who choose to “skip ahead” to the next release of Windows 10. These builds will come from the RS_PRERELEASE branch.”

  • Isaac Norman

    I’m not sure if starting Redstone 6 right now is the best thing, because there’s a number of people with Redstone 5 that are having issues…

    Planning for Redstone 6, sure, that’s okay, taking action on building it? A bit too early for that, don’t you think?

    • Kevin Robinson

      Most of the issues are because of 3rd party software – like people running anti-virus that has compatibility issues or crapware that the hardware vendor installed. Microsoft has made mistakes but with almost 700 million installs how many have issues and what exactly are the issues.

    • M Rankin

      I don’t know redstone 5 has been moved To the pre release channel
      so from here to September will be fixing any bugs ( will be released in October)
      which is a really good amount of time.

  • M Rankin

    Yes I seen the first build on buildfeed yesterday