In the clearest sign yet that development of the Windows 10 Anniversary update—and, thus, Windows 10 version 1607—is nearing completion, Microsoft last night pushed the latest pre-release build to the Slow ring, after just two days in Fast ring testing.
Folks, poke this thing one last time. It’s done.
“We have released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14393 to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring,” Microsoft’s usually verbose Dona Sarkar noted in an addition to Monday’s original blog post about Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14393 for PC and Mobile.
Separately, Sarkar revealed that the two Surface-related issues that Brad noted when he covered this build’s original release have been fixed as well.
“You should no longer experience blue screens on Surface devices from the camera driver issue,” she tweetedyesterday. “The bad driver is removed on updating to [build] 14393 and a new driver is rolling out via [Windows Update].”
Even with that Surface issue, many had openly speculated that build 14393 was the final build for Windows 10 version 1607. And this shift to Slow ring testing seems to confirm that.
My own sources had told me that build 14393 would hit the Slow ring on Friday, so this quickened schedule suggests that the Surface issue was fixed faster than expected—you always gotta budget extra time with Surface, I’m thinking—and that Windows 10 version 1607 can “RTM”—remember, Microsoft won’t publicly use that term—a bit more quickly as well.
Anyway, whatever happens, this is pretty much the end. The thing we used to call “Redstone 1” is ready for public consumption.