A new week, a new Windows 10 preview version. This time around we have Windows 10 build 17110 out in the open, available for download in the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program.
It comes with a bunch of new features for enterprises.
And it has been released on a Tuesday — which is a bit unusual for Redmond.
But this only goes to show that the next Redstone 4 version of the operating system is about to be finalized very soon. Insider flights are now more frequent, and a change from the typical cadence of testing new builds internally the first couple of days of the week, and then releasing near the weekend.
Anyway, Microsoft officially announced this build in a blog post, and listed the improvements and changes that are part of this new version.
The biggest new addition is that enterprises can now run custom actions during feature updates.
Which is to say organizations can run their own scripts synchronously with setup, which will execute the custom actions during two update phases.
Next up is the ability for enterprises to run post rollback scripts in system context. This Microsoft says was developed after receiving feedback from several companies that most of their employees did not have admin privileges.
And finally, we also have Windows containers officially on the platform.
Docker for Windows users is a reality, and the software titan is currently flighting the matching Windows container images of Server Core and Nano Server to the Docker Hub for continued testing and feedback.
All three are excellent features.
And should help make Redstone 4, or version 1803 as it goes by, an even more alluring update than previous versions of the operating system. We still don’t know what Microsoft will end up calling it, but Spring Creators Update is workable name, as far as names go.
Nevertheless, we should find out this next month, as this version gets finalized in March, ahead of its general availability in April.
For the time being, check out Windows 10 build 17110 on the Fast ring.