Microsoft wraps up Windows 10 Insider builds for 2020
The Windows Insider team is off for the holidays.
What you need to know
- Microsoft won't release any more Windows 10 Insider builds in 2020.
- The Windows Insider team is now away for the holidays.
- Insider builds should start up again in January 2021.
Microsoft has shipped its final Windows 10 Insider build of 2020. The Windows Insider team recently announced on Twitter that it won't release any more Insider builds this year. The Windows Insider team is now off for the holidays, so we won't see any Windows 10 Insider builds until January 2021.
Hey #WindowsInsiders, we really tried hard to get a new RS_PRERELEASE build out but it didn't hit the quality bar. Our team is heading out for the holidays so no more flights until January as we spend this downtime to recharge for what's in store for 2021. ^AL pic.twitter.com/GeeT9Cm2gwHey #WindowsInsiders, we really tried hard to get a new RS_PRERELEASE build out but it didn't hit the quality bar. Our team is heading out for the holidays so no more flights until January as we spend this downtime to recharge for what's in store for 2021. ^AL pic.twitter.com/GeeT9Cm2gw— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) December 18, 2020December 18, 2020
Microsoft pausing updates over the holidays is fairly normal. We recently learned that the Surface Duo won't receive any updates in December. When Microsoft rolls out updates, the company wants people on hand in case anything goes wrong. With people away for the holidays, it's usually best to wait until people are back in the new year.
While there aren't any new builds coming for the rest of this year, you can catch up on what's new in Windows 10 build 21277. That build rolled out last week and includes several new features, including an improved voice typing experience.
Windows 10 build 21277 also brings emulation support for 64-bit apps on Windows 10 on ARM devices. This opens up a new world of possibilities for apps on devices like the Surface Pro X. These new features and emulation support for 64-bit apps should give Insiders plenty to test until a new build rolls out next year.
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