Starting early March Insider device to get Firmware update along with Non-Insiders

Early March is our next key milestone. The Production ring option makes it easier to obtain firmware, but it doesn’t solve the other half of the equation: Insiders need to receive firmware updates in a timely manner without ring-hopping.

With this goal in mind we’ve been hard at work developing the necessary update pipeline to make this possible. What does this mean?

•When available, the new firmware will be automatically delivered to your device
•Insiders will no longer need to switch to the Production ring to receive firmware updates
•This new firmware update pipeline will be completed in early March
•After this change, Insiders and Retail users will receive firmware updates at the same time, pending availability for a given make/model/variant

For the current wave of firmware updates rolling out, Insiders will see a small gap in time for receiving this new update, pending the pipeline completion. We know this isn’t optimal. Insiders want the new firmware too and we don’t blame you! This is simply a matter of timing for completing the work needed on our side. As noted, Insiders will see automatic delivery of new firmware beginning in early March, including the new updates released today. This doesn’t mean that all devices will have firmware updates, but for those that do… you’ll receive them automatically without any additional work required on your part.