Microsoft to accelerate its release pace for Windows 10 preview
It’s taking considerably longer than some members of the Windows Insider program expected, but Microsoft appears to be on the verge of releasing an updated Windows 10 preview build. And this time, the company says, it’s serious about picking up the pace.
For those already in the preview program, the Fast ring is about to accelerate. On Twitter today, Microsoft’s Gabe Aul announced:
No new build today, but we will be posting an announcement in Insider Hub. suggesting people who want lower risk to move to Slow.
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) March 12, 2015
If the new build appears in update channels tomorrow (Friday, March 13), it will arrive exactly seven weeks after build 9926, which was released January 23 following a holiday break of more than two months.
That is a much more conservative release pace than most Microsoft watchers expected. In a post announcing that January release, Aul called that gap “the longest you should expect to see with the program… We’ll get new builds out faster moving forward.”
This week’s detailed explanation of how the preview build release cycle works included a frank acknowledgment that the Windows 10 schedule hasn’t lived up to that promise so far this year. “[W]e’ve probably been too conservative about pushing builds to the Fast ring for Windows Insiders,” Aul admitted.