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Microsoft is making some changes to the "rings" within its Windows Insider program. In a blog post today, Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc asked Insiders to take a peek at their ring settings to see how they would like to proceed going forward. For starters, Microsoft has confirmed that users previously on the Fast ring will not be delivered builds of Windows 10 19H2 (2019, Second Half). Instead, they will be shifted to Windows 10 20H1 development builds, which is scheduled to land around this time next year. For those that are up to the challenge, Microsoft does present this warning: 20H1 builds are from our development branch (RS_PRERELEASE) and as is normal with builds early in the development... Read more...
  Microsoft is just now putting the finishing touches on the Windows 10 Creators Update, and it hasn’t even pushed the operating system out to the general public yet — that doesn’t happen until April 11th. However, Microsoft isn’t sitting still just because the Creators Update is ready for public consumption; it’s ready to move on to the next phase in the development of Windows 10. That means that Microsoft is moving on to the “Redstone 3” build of Windows 10, which should be publicly released later this year. Build 16170 has been released to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring, and it brings with it a number of fixes. However, as this is the very first build for the next major Windows 10... Read more...
Windows 10 is an ever-evolving operating system and Microsoft has steadily rolled out updates to keep it fresh as the months progress. The Anniversary Update, which launched shortly after Windows 10’s first birthday, was the second major update for the operating system, and now we have Redstone 2 to look forward to as the next big update. Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 ‘Redstone 2’ Build 14946 to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. Build 14946 is available to both PC users and those that using Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Microsoft has made a number of improvements, the first of which will be greatly appreciated by PC users. Microsoft is allowing users to customize the touchpad experience... Read more...
Microsoft's grand vision for the future is a single ecosystem spread across multiple device categories. That ecosystem is based on Windows 10, which is now installed on more than 200 million active devices around the world. Suffice to say, Windows 10 is off to a fast start, but what about Windows 10 Mobile? Microsoft continues to work on the mobile version of Windows 10, having just released a new preview build (14283) available to Insiders subscribed to the Fast Ring.Unfortunately for owners of older Lumia handsets, this latest build is not for you, at least not yet. Microsoft is restricting access to new mobile builds from its Development Branch to handsets that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile.... Read more...
Microsoft continues to make headway on Redstone, the codename for the next major update to Windows 10. Those subscribed to the Fast ring in Microsoft's Windows Insider program can take a sneak peek at some of the forthcoming enhancements in Redstone courtesy of a new Windows 10 preview build that's available.Preview build 14267 doesn't bring much in the way of brand new features, but it does offer several updates of interest. One of those is a smarter Cortana with a keen ear for music—build 14267 adds a music search icon to the top right of Cortana, and if you click on it, she'll listen and search for the song that's playing.Microsoft also paid some attention to its Edge browser. The new preview... Read more...
When Microsoft delivered test builds of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders, it did so with a Fast and Slow ring. Users on the Fast ring received more frequent updates, but had to deal with builds that sometimes weren’t quite ready for primetime. Slow ring users received updates at a more languid pace, but the builds they did receive were for the most part very solid. The same holds true for Windows 10 Mobile, which is currently under testing with a Fast/Slow ring. However, it seems lately that Microsoft has forgotten all about the Fast ring, as neither group of Windows Insiders have received a fresh build of the operating system in a month — the last build, Build 10166, was delivered to Fast ring... Read more...
Microsoft is really stepping up the pace when it comes to delivering new builds of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders. And we should expect the new builds to quickly flowing from Microsoft’s tap considering that AMD’s CEO recently let it slip that Windows 10 will see its official retail release in July. The latest build that is now available to Windows 10 testers on the Fast Ring is Build 10061. There are a number of notable changes in Build 10061 including new Mail and Calendar apps. Mail includes a three-pane email UI and swipe gestures, and both apps support Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, Gmail, IMAP, and POP (people still use POP?).  There have been improvements made to the overall Windows... Read more...