Microsoft today shared a little more information on the future of Windows 10, explained why there is not a new build for December, and talked about how the Windows Insider Program is helping to shape up the future of Windows.
On the latest post at the Windows Blog, Microsoft’s Gave Aul, explains that Windows Insiders didn’t get a new build in December, because the team is using the time to “stabilize code, fix any integration issues, and ensure all the new UX is polished” to put together a “great build” that will include a “bunch of new features and improvements”. Some of which we’ve already seen in the leaked versions of Windows 10 (build 9888 and 9901).
According to the company, the Windows Insider Program is working better than expected, throughout all the life of the program there has been over 1.5 million registered participants and over 450,000 using the operating system in the daily basis.
In addition, thanks to the program the Windows team was able to find and fix over 1,300 bugs. Not only bugs, but UX changes and features has been added to Windows 10 based on feedback, Microsoft explains. For example, choosing which folder is the default when you open File Explorer, came from feedback. The ability to turn on/off frequent folders in “Home”, improvement on animations, and other changes also came from feedback.
So, yes! Get your hopes up for the build coming in January, as Microsoft didn’t just called the build branch “FBL_AWESOME” for no reason. You’ll see big changes and many new small improvements coming to Windows 10. For now, we’ll just have to wait until January 21, 2015, or until a new build somehow leaks.