Hands-on with Windows 10 build 17704 showcasing new changes and enhancements

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Last week, Microsoft released a brand new Windows 10 Redstone 5 build to Insiders in the Fast ring that brought with it lots of new improvements and changes, but also removed one huge new feature that was supposed to ship later this year. Sets is gone, but there's lots of other things to be excited about.

As always, we've thrown together a quick video walkthrough showcasing the biggest new changes found in build 17704. These changes include updates to Edge, a new typing insights feature, further additions to Settings, and a whole lot more.

For a detail writeup of everything new in this build, check out our everything you need to know post!

Redstone 5 is expected to begin official rollout in October of this year. We've only got a couple of months left before Microsoft starts finalizing and winding down development on Redstone 5. At this point, we should almost be at feature-completed status. So, are there any last features you hope to see in RS5? Let us know in the comments!

Zac Bowden
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  • Keep Microsoft Lumia 950xl alive I Love Redstone 5 on my device.keep window phone alive
  • Oh sir. I love the passion of your plea but alas, that particular bird is dead, it has ceased to be, it has shuffled off this mortal coil. My 950 is kept for emergencies when. I go on holiday and drain my galaxy and charging block. Think that is the best I can hope for it.
  • They have Windows 10 ARM running on L950 / L950XL, with MS going for something like a surface "phone", most if not all features will just work :-)
  • so nothing worth bothering with then, while I have no plans to use sets, I presume other people did and if sets is pulled out, then there is very little reason for people to update to redstone 5 when it is eventually released. After all, very few people use Edge.
  • When I select rows on Lists and Grids in UWP apps there is no longer a highlight color. Do you know if this is some kind of a fluent "enhancement", or just a bug?
  • Use the "legacy" snipping tool all the time and one downside to the new snipping tool is no ability to do a "window" mode snip. that was super handy when wanting to copy an entire app.