Microsoft releases cumulative Windows 10 update for Insiders on the Slow ring, details changes for future builds
Windows Insiders on the Fast ring have received two major new builds recently, but as always it’s been much quieter for those on the Slow ring.
However, a new build is on its way, and in preparation for that, Microsoft has a released cumulative update KB4022716 to those on the Slow ring. Insider chief Dona Sarkar also reveals Insiders won’t get the forthcoming new build automatically.
The cumulative update is designed to keep Slow Insiders up to date with the latest Windows 10 Creators Update fixes, and will require a reboot to complete the update.
Revealing a change in how future builds will be delivered, Sarkar says:
With the forthcoming release of a new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build to the Slow ring, we are testing a new update targeting framework and will be delivering the build in staggered phases. This will simulate the rollout process we use when we release major Windows 10 feature updates to retail customers.
When we release a new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build to Insiders in the Slow ring, they can wait to be targeted to install the new build, or instead of waiting Insiders can manually check for updates via Windows Update to get the new build. We know this is different from our usual "everyone at once" model to the WIP rings, however this testing will provide invaluable insights to ensure this new targeting framework is functioning as expected.