New Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 11099 Available Now

Microsoft today started rolling out Windows 10 insider Build 11099 for Windows Insiders. There are no major features, but improvements to the core OS under the hood.

Microsoft today started rolling out Windows 10 insider Build 11099 for Windows Insiders. If you’re part of the Insider program, you can grab it by heading to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Here’s a look at what you can expect.

Win 10 11099

Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 11099

Microsoft exec Gabe Aul notes on his blog post that as with previous Insider Build 11082, there aren’t any noticeable changes or features yet.

Our focus through the holidays was on structural improvements to OneCore, which is the shared core of Windows across devices. The code refactoring and other engineering work we’ve been doing to optimize OneCore is nearing the point where we will be ready for teams to begin checking in new features and improvements. It will still be a few builds before any really noticeable changes show up…

A restart is required to complete the installation (which is a full in-place upgrade). You can schedule the restart for a time that works best for you. For more on that, read our guide on how to schedule Windows 10 Update restarts.

Restart Required

There are known issues with this build, too. A full list can be found in the Windows 10 Insider Hub app. But they include problems with Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft recommends moving to the slow ring until the issue is resolved. Applications that depend on Adobe Flash may crash (big surprise, right). Apps affected by this are some versions of Skype and WeChat, but it doesn’t affect Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer.

After the upgrade hit Windows Key+R to bring up the Run dialog and type: winver and hit Enter. There you will see the new build number 11099.1000.

11099 Windows 10 Build

You’ll also see Build 11099.rs1_release.160109-1156 in the lower-right corner of the screen.

win 10 eval copy

If you’re a Windows Insider, let us know how your experience goes with this new preview build in the comments below.

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