Ahead of its public release that starts for early Windows 10 adopters tomorrow, Microsoft's Dona Sarkar is trying her best to keep Windows Insiders on their toes. The head of Windows Insider Program, Sarkar tweeted today to help Insiders be ready for the next phase of Windows development as the Windows 10 Redstone 3 Preview builds will soon start appearing. Talk about speed!
Windows 10 Redstone 3 - the work already starts
"It’s that time again! We’re getting ready to start releasing new builds from our Development Branch," Sarkar wrote. Development Branch refers to the Windows 10's upcoming version which is tested by Insiders in the Fast and Slow rings before being released to the Release Preview ring and the public. With Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 now turning into the Current Branch, Microsoft has started to work on the next version of Windows 10 that is slated for a public release later in the year.
Expected to be codenamed Windows 10 Redstone 3, the next version is expected to be the biggest release coming to Windows 10 since its launch in summer 2015. Many of the Creators Update features that were tested by Insiders and later pulled back will be part of the upcoming version, including the popular My People Bar. Windows 10 Redstone 3 update is also expected to introduce the much talked-about Neon design language to the operating system.
— Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar) April 4, 2017
Not ready for bugs galore, yet? Here's how to stop receiving new builds
In her post, Dona Sarkar wrote that Windows Insiders shouldn't get too excited right now as the upcoming few builds will focus on "refinements to OneCore and doing some code refactoring," along with other "engineering work that is necessary to make sure OneCore is optimally structured for teams to start checking in code." However, with early builds comes a long list of bugs along with known and unknown issues.
Which means if you are happy with the stability that the Creators Update is offering right now, better to move back to Slow or Release Preview rings and wait for more stable Preview builds. To do so:
- Head over to Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program and change your ring.
If you want to stay on the Creators Update, under the Windows Insider Program tab, press Stop Insider Preview builds and then choose Keep giving me builds until the next Windows release.
For more details and keeping up to date with the latest builds and releases, head over to Microsoft's Windows Insider blog.