If you signed up to get the Slow Ring updates for the Windows 10 Technical Preview, you may have noticed that you are still on build 10041 that was released to those users nearly a month ago. Since then, Microsoft has released two more builds for Fast Ring users, 10049 and today's launch of 10061.
So why are Slow Ring users still waiting for their updates?
Gabriel Aul, the leader of the Windows Insider program at Microsoft, revealed the reasons behind this move in a blog post:
"If you're in the Slow ring, we made the decision not to push 10049 out to you because of the bug with long upgrade times caused by installing all Language Packs. We'll evaluate how 10061 goes in the Fast ring before deciding whether to push it out to Slow as well. The Language Pack issue is a good example of our approach to the Fast/Slow rings for the Windows Insider Program, and why we have two rings."
The lesson: If you really want the latest updates, it's best to have your copy of Windows 10 set up to get Fast Ring downloads, even though they may be buggier at first compared to versions made for Slow Ring members.