Microsoft now has ISO files available to download for the new 9879 build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise, allowing anyone to install the enterprise SKU of Windows 10 without having to go though the operating system's own automatic update program.
Microsoft does make users fill out some profile information from they before you can download the ISO images. Speaking of which, Microsoft's Gabriel Aul wrote on Wednesday that people who still want the latest build of Windows 10 before anyone else will have to get it via the operating system itself. He wrote:
"Getting the update & install data from our Preview Builds mechanism is super important for us. It helps us ensure smooth ESD distribution, download, and upgrade success for this program going forward, and also will help us ensure great upgrades for people once we release Windows 10. So we're going to release the ISOs at the same time as we publish to the Slow ring. That means if you want to be FIRST and FASTEST to get the build, you'll need to use our Preview Builds mechanisms (either automatic or Check Now in PC Settings to download.) If you must have an ISO you'll have to be a bit more patient. I hope that you'll consider that a fair tradeoff."
Aul also wrote that, aside from a couple of small bug fixing patches, the new 9879 build of Windows 10 will be the last major update for the preview version in 2014, with the next release planned for sometime in early 2015. What has your experience been so far with the new version?