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New Windows 10 build begins focus on “final polish”

by Todd Haselton | July 2, 2015July 2, 2015 4:00 pm PDT

Microsoft has so far released three new Windows 10 builds this week. It all kicked off with Windows 10 build 10158 earlier this week, which introduced changes to Cortana, the Windows Edge browser and more. Then Microsoft followed that with Windows 10 build 10159, which introduced more than 300 fixes and offers the Windows 10 flagship wallpaper by default. On Thursday, Microsoft pushed yet another build. Wow.

The latest push is Windows 10 build 10162 and Microsoft says it is “very similar to the previous iteration but with better reliability, performance, battery life, and compatibility than any Windows 10 Insider Preview build so far.” It’s also a build that Microsoft says should make it out of the Fast ring and into the Slow ring of Windows 10 preview testers.

“We’re at the point in the development of Windows 10 where nearly every build is getting out to our internal rings, and passing the criteria for release to Windows Insiders,” Microsoft said Thursday. “We’re focused at this point on bug fixing and final polish, so it’s much easier for each build to get all the way through than earlier in the cycle when we’re adding big new features. So now we find ourselves in a great situation, with an abundance of build candidates.”

Microsoft said it’s not really working to deliver daily releases at this point — though it certainly seems like it this week — and that sometimes it’s important to receive feedback from releases that have been in use by testers for a few days. Good to know Windows 10 is moving along quickly, though.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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