While Windows 10 Fall Creators Update aka Redstone 3 is at the final stage of the development; Engineers at Microsoft already begun working on Windows 10 Redstone 4. And first Windows 10 Redstone 4 build will likely get released next week.
Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring with Skip Ahead option enabled will soon receive builds for next Windows 10 major update. These builds will be more buggy and less stable. Skip Ahead Insider will get the builds from the “RS_PRERELEASE” branch. However Microsoft removed the Skip Ahead option so you can no longer enroll your device in to Skip Ahead Program.
As reported by BuildFeed Microsoft has internally compiled first Windows 10 Redstone 4 build. Redstone 4 build that gets released next week will have a higher build number (Build 17000) than the latest Fall Creators Update build. However Microsoft’s first priority will remain Fall Creators Update and early Redstone 4 builds will not include any major feature “yet”.
Upcoming preview builds for Fast Ring users doesn’t include any new features as Microsoft will only be fixing bugs and make OS more stable for the Fall Creators Update roll out. Fall Creators Update roll out is scheduled for September 2017 (September 26).
Windows Insider Program head, Dona Sarkar revealed this news along with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16273. Windows 10 Redstone 4 will bring many new features such as Timeline, Standalone app for Story Remix and more. It will also include more Fluent Design Elements. Windows 10 Redstone 4 is scheduled for April 2018.