Windows 10 Redstone 4 is now in full-time development at Microsoft, and there's plenty of new features and functions planned to be excited about. We're just at the beginning of the Redstone 4 development cycle, meaning we're going to continue updating this changelog every week until Redstone 4 is done.

Keep in mind this changelog only includes things that result in new features or big changes. We are not including a list of fixes in this changelog. For that, you can check out the official Windows Blog.

Windows Shell

  • Fluent Design reveal effects have been softened
  • Fluent Design Acrylic and Reveal effects are now showcased in more areas of the Shell.
  • The Start menu now features Fluent Design "reveal" effects in tiles and the apps list.
  • The "clear all", "expand", "collapse" and "see more" text in the Action Center now uses your chosen accent color.
  • You can now use a two finger swipe gesture to dismiss all notifications in the Action Center.
  • Windows will now show you your personalized lock screen when selecting your account on the login page.
  • The Calendar fly-out on the taskbar now features reveal effects.
  • Contacts pinned to the taskbar now show a list of connected apps rather than tiles.
  • The Taskbar now features the Acrylic blur effect.
  • Action Center notifications now feature Fluent Design reveal effects.
  • The "clear all" text in Action Center now says "clear all notifications" instead.
  • Near Share is now present in the Share UI and lets you share content between nearby devices.
  • Right clicking a live tile will give you the option of jumping straight into that apps Settings.
  • Task View now includes Timeline that allows you to go back and resume apps you had open in the past up to 30 days.
  • Virtual Desktops has moved to the top of the Task View UI.
  • Fluent Design effects will be disabled when in battery saver mode.
  • The My People Hub now features Reveal and Acrylic effects.
  • You can now drag to reposition contacts pinned to the Taskbar.
  • You can now drag contacts between the Taskbar and the My People Hub.

Microsoft Edge

  • You can now mute audio coming from a specific tab.
  • Edge now has the ability to save free EPUB books.
  • Edge will now automatically fill out preferred information in address and related forms.
  • The Edge UI now features an improved UI with Fluent Design reveal effects and more prominent Acrylic title bar.
  • The EPUB and PDF bookmarks UI has been updated.
  • Edge now supports Service Workers that allows websites to send notifications and refresh in the background even when Edge is closed.

Cortana

  • Cortana now has a new Lists/Collections app that allows you to create Lists that sync across devices with Cortana.
  • Cortana's proactive content will now appear in Action Center.
  • Cortana is now better at alerting you about apps that you can pick up where you left off.
  • Cortana now features a new Notebook UI that better promotes things like Skills, Lists and more.
  • The users profile picture is now showcased in Cortana's hamburger menu.

Input Improvements

  • Touch keyboard now features Fluent Design.
  • Physical keyboard users now have the option to enable an on-screen text suggestions function.
  • The wide virtual keyboard now features shape-writing.
  • New gestures when writing with a pen are now present in the pen insert field.
  • You can now insert more than one emoji at once when using the emoji panel.
  • You can now change the font used in the handwriting panel.
  • The emoji panel now supports more languages.

Settings

  • Settings now features a new redesign with Reveal effects and Acrylic blur.
  • You can now configure Startup apps in Settings.
  • There is now a colorwheel in the Ease of Access area.
  • Ease of Access has been categorized into subcategories in the sidebar and reorganized.
  • Sound settings are now present in the Settings app.
  • Users can now limit download bandwidth for updates in the foreground.
  • You can now manage what data is stored in Timeline.
  • You can now adjust how bright SDR content appears when using a HDR monitor.
  • Windows Update will now place an update icon in the System Tray when there is an update pending.
  • You can now customize the amount of contacts that can be pinned to the Taskbar up to 10.
  • Users can now recover local accounts from the lock screen.
  • More Control Panel elements such as Fonts, Display, Sound, and more have now been moved into Settings.
  • There is now a new Keyboards area located in Settings.
  • Language Packs are now powered by the Microsoft Store and feature a new install UI.
  • HomeGroup has been removed.

Changes current as of Windows 10 build 17063.