Microsoft releases patch for latest Fast Ring build to improve “overall reliability”

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Microsoft has released today a patch for its latest Fast Ring build (19608) that was released just two days ago. This build 19608.1006 (KB4557426) “contains a single fix to improve overall reliability of the OS,” the Windows Insider team said today, and that’s pretty much all the details we have.

If you had yet to install the preview build 19608, this was another minor update for Fast Ring Insiders which brought the ability to search the lists of file types, protocols, and apps when setting a default app in the Settings apps. This new Windows 10 build also fixed various issues affecting Task Manager, Sticky Notes, the Snip & Sketch app, as well as the Windows Update history page.

In addition to this minor patch, the new Windows Insider lead Amanda Langowski also posted her first post on the Windows Insider blog today. Despite the promising “Moving the Windows Insider Program forward” title, her post did not include any information about what’s coming next after the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, which is now available for Release Preview Insiders.

“As the leader of the Windows Insider Program, I’ll be behind the scenes a little more than past leaders, but still working tirelessly on enhancing our listening systems, feature previews and engagement opportunities,” Langowski said today. “My goal is to connect you more to the passionate and unique folks that design, code and monitor the quality experiences you most care about and provide clarity on how your feedback is informing the way we build amazing experiences for all our Windows 10 customers,” she added.

Like many of you, we’d really like to know if the 20H2 update coming later this year will be another “service pack” release like the November 2019 Update (19H2) was last fall, or if we can expect a more substantial update. Anyway, the latest builds that have been shipping to Fast Ring Insiders these past couple of weeks are still not labelled “20H2.” Back in December, the Windows Insider team explained the Fast ring would now be used to test new features that may not end up in the next Windows release, but we haven’t really seen anything significant from this new development branch so far.