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Rings are now Channels, New names for Rings & Build 20150 for Windows 10 Insiders from 21H1

by Deepthi Sharma

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20150 for Dev channel insiders. Also changed the names of Insider Rings (release channels) to match with Office Insider & Microsoft Edge Insider channels.

New Names for Insider Channels

New channel names will be Dev Channel, Beta Channel, and Release Preview Channel. Below is the description of each channel and its previous names.

Dev Channel – Earlier Fast Ring

The Fast Ring or Skip Ahead channel is now Dev Channel. New builds to Dev Channels will be pushed as earlier schedule, end of Tuesday every week, and will contain every change included minor ones in this build.

Beta Channel – Earlier Slow Ring

The Slow Ring where only few builds that are stable enough for day-to-day work were pushed is now called Beta Channel. If you have signed for Slow Ring or Beta channel for Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds, you will get builds after Dev Channel insiders passed and that build is stable enough to install for interested users which want to see preview of upcoming features of Windows 10.

Release Preview Channel – Release Preview

In this build, only a build per Windows 10 Major update is delivered just a few weeks before release. So these builds are more stable and contain most features to final builds of Windows 10 semi-annual updates.

Insider Channels - New Names

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20150 from 21H1

Until the release of Windows 10 20H1 update or version 2004, Windows 10 May 2020 update, Insiders in fast ring were getting builds from 20H2 flight. Now, RS_PRERELEASE branch means second next update for Windows 10. Upcoming Windows 10 update will be around October 2020 and will be from second semi-annual channel of year 2020. Build 20150 is from first semi-annual channel for year 2021 or 21H1.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20150

What’s new in Build 20150?

Major new features included in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20150 for Dev Channel insiders are following.

  1. Three new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) features: GPU compute, WSL install, and WSL update
  2. Updating the map data in the Maps app

There are many fixes and some known issues in this build, check this announcement post for complete list of fixes and reported issues that may occur while using Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20150.

WARNING: As we have earlier told you, Windows 10 Insider Builds are beta version of upcoming operating system which are not released and meant for general public. Please do not install these builds in your main system to avoid any possible data crash. Click link to read all posts tagged to Insider Preview Build.

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