Windows 10 for HoloLens gets a new Redstone 5 build, too

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft HoloLens

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Microsoft’s HoloLens got its first Redstone 5 build last month, and yesterday the company pushed yet another build to the headset. This time, the build comes in at 17737 and is primarily focused on delivering fixes rather than new features (via Windows Central.)

First off, are the fixes. You can have a look at these below.

  • We fixed an issue where the cursor will jump between gaze and mouse when using a Bluetooth mouse.
  • We fixed an issue with some notification toasts appearing as a gray box.
  • We fixed an issue where Cortana may stop listening if you wait for her to respond after saying, “Hey Cortana.”
  • We fixed several other issues with voice commands and dictation, including an issue that prevented Cortana from working after update.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented holograms from re-appearing after sign-out and sign-in.
  • We added OCR support for Chinese and Japanese characters in the localized builds. For more information on using these builds, see the link above.
  • We fixed a crash in the camera when taking a photo while the thumbnail previous of the last capture is visible.

Next up, are the known issues. There are only two documented known issues with this build, but it is always best to play with the build and investigate for more, then send your Feedback to Microsoft in Feedback hub.

  • We’re still investigating a bug causing the share dialog to not load all available apps to share to for a while after initial boot.
  • After updating from a previous build, customers may not be able to receive incoming calls in Remote Assist.

Asides from Miracast support and a handful of other improvements, it is not looking as though the Redstone 5 update for HoloLens will introduce many other new features. Development on Redstone 5 is also winding down, so there’s probably not much else in store.