Microsoft is now finalizing work on Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and the company is getting ready to introduce a new preview build to users enrolled in the Windows Insider program.
Dona Sarkar, the new head of the Windows 10 testing effort,Gabe Aul’s signature “no builds today” message earlier but has teased a possible launch planned for Tuesday, adding that “tomorrow is a new day.”
And while it makes sense for Microsoft to release a new build this week, it’s also important to note that no major bugs have been discovered, and work on the final versions of the Anniversary Update continues at the desired pace.
Dona has said that “we want to make sure the next build is really great,” and given the fact that she had already promised “interesting things” for insiders a couple of weeks ago, expect the company to move closer towards the final release with every new build that goes public.
RTM build to launch next month
While it’s not surprising that a new Windows 10 build is now being prepared to be shipped to insiders, we still don’t know when Microsoft aims to deliver the RTM version of the Anniversary Update.
Rumor has it that the release is planned for July with version number 1607, but naturally, insiders will receive it before everyone else. Windows 10 turns 1 on July 29, and the final build is likely to be shipped before this date as one last attempt to convince those who are holding back the upgrade to the new operating system to perform the switch.
The Anniversary Update will bring a long list of improvements, including refinements to the Start menu, the Action Center, extensions in Microsoft Edge, and updates for the majority of apps included in the operating system. It will be released free of charge to all devices running Windows 10, including PCs and mobile phones powered by Windows 10 Mobile.