Microsoft has released a new version of Windows 10 Redstone 4. Now, Windows 10 Build 17123 is available and is deployed on the fast ring of the Insider program. We are witnessing a new step towards the RTM version that will be compiled before the end of the month.
For several days, development teams have focused exclusively on bug fixes. The goal is to have the RTM version of Windows 10 Redstone 4 on hand.
The arrival of Windows Build 17123 shows that some tweaks are present as Microsoft brings new changes
Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17123 introduces support for HEIF format (High-Efficiency Image File Format) which allows Windows 10 to offer a new solution to improve image quality, while providing better compression for JPEG, GIF, and PNG formats.
This is the photo file format that Apple has chosen to adopt from iOS 11.
More specifically, HEIF proposes a new compiling algorithm able to compete with JPEG but without the loss of quality. It is now possible to propose in a .heic file several photographs of a burst mode plus video and/or audio files.
There are several other new changes in Windows Build 17123, some bugfixes. However, there is a known issue which is still unresolved.
Other changes Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17123 according to the release’s changelog
- Fixed the SECURE_KERNEL_ERROR issue;
- Fixed the issues occurring of PCs with the Dolby Access app already installed;
- Fixed the drivers loading error which may have caused update failures and bugchecks (GSODs);
- After Windows 10 Build 17123, the Embedded Handwriting Panel will be turned off by default but it will remain on for Insiders who have updated from the previous builds;
Regarding the Windows 10 Redstone 4 RTM version, it should be compiled in the coming days as the deadline is normally set for the end of March. It will allow Microsoft to prepare for the public deployment of Windows 10 Redstone 4 in April.
In the meantime, Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 17123 which brings new changes and fixes bugs.