With a new year comes new updates for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The updates tend to come on the second Tuesday of the month earning the nickname Patch Tuesday.
According to our sources, starting on January 12, build 10586.63 is expected for PC users and also likely those on Windows 10 Mobile. This update is a cumulative OS update bumping users from the current build 10586.36 release. No word on what is improved just yet, but there are usually general security and bug fixes. However, once Microsoft makes the news official we expect to hear more guidance.
Of course, if any last minute bugs are found the update could be delayed making the information presented here tentative.
Next Insider build?
There is no current information on when the next Insider build for Windows 10, or Windows 10 Mobile will hit user devices. Nonetheless, we can report that rs1_release.11097 (Update: They are now on 11098) is the latest Redstone release being internally tested for phone and PC. That number could shift depending on internal feedback and results.
The previous Redstone release, build 11082, for PC was released on December 16. That update did not add any new features, but it did lay the groundwork for the next Windows 10 chapter for 2016.
Microsoft did announce that Insider builds will begin to accelerate this month. In a blog post, Microsoft's Gabriel Aul mentioned the changed criteria:
"The new criteria will be much closer to our criteria for flighting to our internal rings, which means more builds will pass it and be released externally to the Fast ring. This also means however that the builds we release to the Fast ring may include more bugs and other issues that could be slightly more painful for some people to live with. It's a tradeoff – as the thing that throttles the rate of builds is the promotion criteria."
As to new features coming, we will have to wait until Microsoft tells us what is in store.
Stay tuned to Windows Central as we will keep you posted on when those updates occur.