Providing a technical preview of Windows 10 was a new step for Microsoft, and they have been doing a great job with communicating changes and updates to the operating system. With the recent separation into slow and fast ring development, Microsoft enables a ‘more stable’ build of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders. Today Microsoft has announced that the slow ring build is being delayed so they can add more bug fixes.
Delivering preview software can be difficult because every new build can contain a huge amount of bugs and errors. Microsoft has decided to have slow and fast rings which they will push updates to. The fast ring will get features and updates faster but they will be less refined and much less stable. The slow ring will benefit from the feedback generated by the fast ring and have a release with the same features but more stability and less bugs.
The fast ring has already received an update last week, but this week the slow ring was supposed to receive the next build of features. Microsoft announced via Twitter that the slow ring build is being delayed for more bugs to be fixed. This is good news for slow ring users because they can expect a more stable build to last them into January since this will be the build release in 2014.
For those of you keeping track, this will be the same 9879 build that’s out now, except it will feature several bug fixes and improvements.Further reading: Microsoft, slow ring, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 10 technical preview