Windows 10 gets new Release Preview ring and detailed change logs


— 4:29 PM on February 10, 2016

Most users are aware that Microsoft regularly publishes updates to Windows 10 called "cumulative updates." Although that name has a nice ring to it, it doesn't describe exactly what those updates contain. The vast majority of software developers out there publish change logs when they update their wares, but for some reason, Microsoft has historically declined to do that for its latest OS.

That's now changing, though. The company has put up a dedicated page succintly named "Windows 10 update history." There, users can find a simple bulleted list detailing the main improvements for every Windows 10 update, both present and future. This should prove a boon for system administrators in particular, who have be extra cautious when deploying operating system updates.

Microsoft is also adding a new Windows Insider ring, called the Release Preview. This ring is targeted at users that want early access to Windows 10 updates, but in a more controlled manner when compared to the existing Slow and Fast update rings. The company says that despite being a prerelease branch, Release Preview builds should pose "minimal risk" for most devices. Any users electing to use this update ring can provide Microsoft with bug reports and feedback, too.

   
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