Microsoft released several new Windows Insider builds since the final release of its new Windows 10 operating system a couple of months ago.
The company released patches for Windows 10 RTM as well but those were largely security or stability related and not feature updates.
Sources close to Microsoft indicate that this will change in early November when Microsoft plans to release the Windows 10 Fall Update to the release version of the operating system.
The new update, previously known as Threshold R2 introduces improvements to existing features as well as new features to the operating system.
The update has no prerequisites and can be installed on any Windows 10 RTM version right away as it is cumulative in nature. In addition, it is installed via Windows Update under the name "Windows 10 November 2015".
Since it is delivered via Windows Update, it is installed right away unlike Windows Insider builds which are more like full installations of Windows.
Important changes in the Windows 10 November 2015 update
If you are running a Windows 10 Insider build you are benefiting from most of these changes already. Some add features and improvements to Windows that Microsoft did not have time for before release, while others improve how you work with the operating system.
It is a marginal update more than a massive feature update but still something that most users will welcome with open arms.
One feature that won't be part of the Fall update is extension support in Microsoft Edge. This won't come before 2016 which means that we still don't know how well it will work out after all.
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