Windows 10

Today's release of the 9879 build for the Windows 10 Technical Preview will also be the last major update that Microsoft will offer in 2014 for the people who are signed up to the Windows Insider Program.

Microsoft launched two big feature updates to the Windows 10 preview since the first build was released on October 1. However, Microsoft's Gabriel Aul has indicated that the company is going to take a bit of a breather before issuing the next big build. He states:

"This will be the last new build of the year for Windows Insiders, as we'll be using the time over the holidays to continue making refinements both to the product and to our engineering system that we're using to bring it to you. Keep sending us feedback, and we'll keep working to build Windows 10 into something that you'll love. We'll have something new to share with you early in 2015, and don't forget to check out Insider Hub to stay in touch."

There will be a couple of small updates to Windows 10 that Aul said would be released "shortly" to fix two bugs:

  • In some cases you may get a black screen when trying to log-in or unlock. The only option is to hold the power button to hard reboot.
  • You will be unable to connect to Distributed File System network locations.

Three more known issues in the Windows 10 9879 build won't be fixed until sometime in the future:

  • Some systems may see disk growth of 20GB+ due to driver install duplication. On systems with low disk space this can block setup and cause a rollback to the previous build.
  • Skype calls will disconnect and Music will stop playing if those apps are minimized.
  • There are several known issues with screen sharing with Lync.

Are you happy about Microsoft's progress with the Windows 10 preview so far?

Source: Microsoft