Windows 10 news recap: New Redstone build, patches and more

Zac Bowden

Welcome back to another edition of the Windows 10 news recap, brought to you by none other than yours truly, Zac Bowden. Oh yeah, let’s get into this weeks top stories. Admittedly, there wasn’t much Windows 10 news this week.

Windows 10 PC build 10586.63 is out today for non-Insiders via KB3124263

This week kicked off with a brand new update for Windows 10 users! Update KB3124263 was issued via Windows Update on Tuesday, and is a patch update bringing a number of new fixes and under-the-hood improvements.

As part of Patch Tuesday, the new update comes alongside an update for Microsoft Visual C++ and updates to Windows Malicious Software Removal Tools for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 x64 Edition as well as Windows Defender.

Windows 10 Redstone build 11099 released to Insiders

Also this week, Microsoft dropped a second Redstone build for Insiders that brought very little to the table feature wise. Build 11099 saw a number of issues fixed, but features are still being worked on by the Windows team and therefore are not yet being compiled into the main development branch.

Microsoft is using these early development builds to improve the OneCore system that underlies the operating system.

Windows 10 IoT Core updated with stability and enhancements

Windows 10 IoT Core was also updated this week, bringing a number of new stability improvements and other system enhancements making for a much better operating system.

As we get more and more information regarding Windows 10 IoT, its integration with technology, applications, services and Windows 10 being universal, we should see a steady increase in devices and updates in the near future utilizing this technology. Join in the coversation today over at the  Microsoft IoT GitHub community, or provide Microsoft with some valuable input at the Windows Feedback forum.

Microsoft warns enterprises to upgrade to Windows 10 or be left behind

Finally, Microsoft made an announcement this week detailing its future plans for support for new processors on older versions of Windows, specifically, how Windows 7 and Windows 8 will not be officially supported with the next set of Intel processors.

Microsoft is looking for every angle to spur consumers and, perhaps more important, enterprises, to get Windows 10 installed already. One such angle is the close link between Windows and Intel’s CPUs. It’s always been true that Microsoft and Intel work very closely together to ensure that the latest version of Windows supports the latest Intel chipset innovations.

That’s everything this week, what was your favorite story? Let us know below!