If there is one thing Insiders love, it’s new builds of Windows 10. So, when the company announces that they are going to be releasing builds as a faster pace, it should be a time of excitement but also cautionary celebration.
To reach the faster release cycle, the company is going to lower the threshold of what qualifies a build for release to the fast ring. The company says the standards used for release will be much closer to that of their internal rings for those who are in the Fast ring.
Seeing as they are lowering their standards for what can enter the Fast ring, the trade-off is that there could be much larger bugs that are harder to deal with on a daily basis. It’s the risk and reward scenario of giving out more builds but at the same time, the telemetry received by the team will also help to stabilize the builds too.
Of course, it should be noted that the company did say previously that they would speed-up the release cadence for Insiders. That promise did not materialize in the way that many had hoped but it does seem that they are much more sincere this time around.
The faster build release cycle is expected to start in January which means that if you do not want to live on dangerous side, or you need your machine always performing at its best, you should switch to the Slow ring now to avoid any show-stopping issues. Otherwise, hold on tight, as the builds will be coming faster which should make for a wild ride.