After releasing three builds in just one week, Microsoft took a bit of a breather over the weekend. However, Microsoft is once again back on the move with the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10166 which is now rolling out to those on the Fast ring.
“Thank you to all of our Windows Insiders who have given us terrific feedback and helped us shape Windows 10,” said Microsoft’s Gabe Aul. “We’re getting close to release now and the whole team here is working hard and incredibly excited!”
As was the case with the three builds delivered last week, Build 10166 is all about “bug fixing and fit-and-finish.” We’re well into the home stretch and Windows is less than three weeks away from its retail release, although as we reported earlier this month, not everyone will be able to download Windows 10 on launch day (July 29).
In addition to the new Fast ring build of Windows 10, Microsoft also has a new Windows 10 SDK preview release which you can read more about via the Building Apps for Windows blog.
But that’s not all; Microsoft also has a special treat for testers that live in the Seattle area. Windows 10 will allow customers to purchase Wi-Fi access using the Microsoft Wi-Fi app, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. When you come across a supported wireless network, you’ll see “Buy Wi-Fi from Windows Store” once you click the network icon in your taskbar. Using the app, you can complete a purchase using a credit/debit card, PayPal, Microsoft gift card, or if you prefer, carrier billing.
Microsoft Wi-Fi is essentially a rebranded version of Skype Wi-Fi and is for now limited to the Seattle. However, once Microsoft gets all the kinks worked out, it plans to expand the service to all 50 states.