Microsoft Ships Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17760

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 4 Comments

Microsoft Announces the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Yep, Microsoft is still pumping out near-final builds of Windows 10 version 1809. And no, there are no major new features. After all, this thing is literally days away from completion.

That said, there is a bit of news.

“The Windows Compatibility Team is pleased to announce that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update will be fully compatible with all major Tencent games,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar writes, misidentifying Windows 10 version 1809 like a commoner. “Game compatibility can be challenging due to the complexity of the games and reliance on anti-cheat services. We’ve done this by partnering closely with Tencent to test these games, investigate issues and produce fixes. Our hard work has paid off: we are pleased to say that this will be a successful release for our shared customers! We encourage all game developers or partners that produce anti-cheat software to reach out to us so that we can ensure compatibility for your products as well.”

Beyond that news—which literally has nothing to do with this build—there are no major changes, improvements, or fixes to speak of. More interesting, perhaps, there are no known issues. I’m not sure that’s ever happened before.

Here it comes.


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Comments (4)

4 responses to “Microsoft Ships Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17760”

  1. cr08

    Heck, I'm on slow ring and I've gotten two builds here in the past 2-3 days. Same situation: Pretty much all bug fixes. We're getting close for sure.

  2. jrswarr

    This has to be real close as all the insider references have been removed.

  3. johnlavey

    This version seems even faster than the previous version(s). Great!

  4. sevenacids

    "And no, there are no major new features." - It's amazing that you still have to clearify this for every single build that comes out at this stage of the development cycle. These are what they've called "RTM candidates" in the past, of course there can only be bugfixes, and minor changes at the most.

    Besides, I think I will skip the next (spring) release after this one is finished because I'm getting tired of building and testing customized (cleaned-up) images, modifying my templates to take everything into account that changed, and install a new version of Windows twice a year. I'm happy I don't have to do deployments for businesses anymore...

    But if you think this is fast, have a look at the cadence the Visual Studio team is pumping out new updates… :D insane.