Microsoft is reportedly temporarily suspending the release of new builds of Windows 10 for those registered in the Fast and Slow Rings as the development team is internally testing the new Unified Update Platform, a new system for releasing updates.
Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program, said they planned to internally test the new UUP system before releasing it to users who are part of the Insider program. But no one knows how much he will get.
What is important to know is that Windows Insiders will no longer be able to download new builds on their personal computers. Mobile users are not affected.
"We are preparing to make PC builds available to Insiders using UUP. To prepare for this, we will stop all updates on Fast and Slow rings starting tonight (Friday 2/12/16) "said Dona.
What is UUP?
As we have mentioned in an earlier publication, it's a new system of updates that speeds up checks and drastically reduces the size of data by downloading the files you need, not the full new builds.
So the availability of major updates to the operating system will take place much faster, as Microsoft says that each computer will only receive the files that have changed since the previous version and not the entire operating system. In addition, the check for updates will take place on the server side, and so will be faster.
Microsoft's new UUP system will be tested with the help of Insiders over the coming months. Everyone else will receive it with the upcoming Creators Update at the beginning of 2017.