Expected. Acceptable. Microsoft has confirmed what we all knew. That it will not be releasing new Windows 10 Insider Preview builds until next week, at the very least.
Or rather, Dona Sarkar, the head of the Windows Insider Program confirmed this.
There is a little something called the Bug Bash that is currently the focus at Redmond — it started on February 3 and ended last week. The Windows development team is juggling all the feedback it received from testers and volunteers, with engineers triaging it right now.
The recently released build 15031 was the one that was used in the Bug Bash, by the way.
It came out for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices on the Fast ring last week, and though there was an outside chance that we may have got a new preview version this week, the fact that there has been no talk about it even as we approach the weekend says it all.
For the rest, you have this quite from Dona Sarkar:
So no builds this week
— Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar) February 16, 2017
She is talking about the Windows Insider Program for Business that the software titan announced at its Ignite Australia conference this week.
Long story short, Microsoft will not be releasing Insider builds this week.
But hopefully the ones that start arriving next week will be highly optimized in terms of performance and free of the bugs and issues that users reported during the Bug Bash. They absolutely have to be, considering the amount of work the Windows development team will pour into them.
We are getting close to the RTM version of the Creators Update, people.
Getting close to its April rollout.