Windows 10 Build 10586 is now available to the Slow Ring of Insiders
Microsoft has officially announced that it is rolling out Windows 10 Build 10586 to the Slow Ring members of the Windows Insiders Program.
This is the same preview build which was released last week to the Fast Ring users, last week.
While Fast Ring users may not see anything new in the build, Slow Ring users will be treated to some new features which made their debut in the previous version, Build 10576.
Changes that the new build brings include a new activation system which finally allows users to use their old Windows 7/8/8.1 product keys, or a new Windows 10 product key to validate the operating system. This is a major change, which will allow users to clean install the operating system, even when they are upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8/8.1.
Microsoft Edge now supports Media Casting, including Miracast and DLNA. Microsoft’s Digital Personal Assistant, Cortana, has gained support for searching content in PDFs opened in Microsoft Edge.
The Xbox app has been updated with new social features, which allows you to add Facebook friends, and share clips which you recorded with your friends. The video capturing feature called Game DVR now has the ability to record voiceovers. You can also buy Xbox One games from the app.
Be warned though, Windows 10 Build 10586 has a couple of annoying known issues. You can read about those bugs and the workarounds for them from my previous write up. I’m a bit surprised that Microsoft is actually rolling it out to the Slow Ring even before fixing them.
No Windows 10 build 10586 ISOs yet:
Microsoft has surprisingly skipped releasing the ISO for Windows 10 build 10586, which it usually releases for the Slow Ring users. This will probably anger some users for sure, but you won’t have to wait for a long time for the images to arrive.
The Redmond Company’s main man behind the development of the OS, Gabriel Aul, has confirmed that the ISOs will be released in a few days. There could be a logical explanation behind this mysterious decision.
As we reported earlier last week, a Microsoft Employee confirmed on the company’s official forums, that Windows 10 will get its first major update, called the November Update or the Threshold 2 Update(or by some users as the Fall Update), sometime this week. So, going by that logic, and by what we have seen around the web, the probability is high that Microsoft would be releasing Build 10586 as the big Thrshold 2 Update.