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New build now likely to land sometime next week     

Microsoft won’t be shipping a new preview build of Windows 10 Redstone 5 this week, as the Windows development team discovered issues in the release candidate for the Fast ring and thus decided to hold back the launch.

Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program, said in a tweet a few hours ago the new build release has been cancelled this week. If everything goes well, another build could be readied next week for Fast and Skip Ahead rings.

“We are NOT flighting a build this week. We found some rollback issues and it’s a long weekend in the US, so many folks on our team will be taking time off to spend with their families. Have a wonderful week!’ Dona posted.

Windows 10 Redstone 5

Development of Windows 10 Redstone 5 is already going at full speed, and Microsoft is projected to finalize this update in the fall. If the previous release schedule is maintained, Redstone 5 should be ready in September for users participating in the Windows Insider program before being shipped to everyone else in October.

A gradual rollout will be embraced as well, just like it is the case with Windows 10 April 2018 Update, and while users will be allowed to download it manually without waiting, everyone else will be offered the new OS version in stages to address potential issues.

There is still no word as to when users in the Slow ring could be provided with an Insider build. Microsoft has been looking into accelerating the pace of Slow ring rollouts, and the Redstone 5 development process could include more frequent releases for this particular channel.

It remains to be seen when the next build goes live, but if everything goes according to the plan, the go-ahead button should be pressed shortly after the long weekend.

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