While Windows 10 Insider lead Gabe Aul promised an increase in builds for Insiders in the coming year, it looks like the Windows team hasn’t forgotten about everyone else. A new Windows 10 PC build labeled Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3124263) or 10586.63 has begun rolling out to Windows 10 users who are not part of the Insider Program.
As for details of the new update, it’s early, and it seems the Windows team has yet to provide bullet points as to what the cumulative update brings. As part of Patch Tuesday, the new update comes alongside an update for Microsoft Visual C++ and updates to Windows Malicious Software Removal Tools for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 x64 Edition as well as Windows Defender.
As for Windows 10 Insiders, it seems the only updates gained are to Windows Defender and the Malicious Software Tools. Windows 10 Insiders are sitting on build 11082 that is in line with the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone updates due sometime later this year.
Beyond perhaps some needed bug fixes and patches, the release of today’s update along with the release of the mobile Insider update are signals that the Windows team is back in the offices, and Windows 10 development is back in full swing.
More Insider builds should begin flowing soon.Further reading: Gabe Aul, Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 10 Insider