The Windows 10 Creators Update has been available as a manual download and installation since April the 5th, and will be available through Windows Update next Tuesday (April 11th).
This apparently does not keep Microsoft from releasing the first build of the next feature update for Windows 10 to the Fast Ring release channel.
Before you get your hopes up that it contains anything uber cool, it does not. Still, it is the first build that is going to get updated frequently in the coming months before that next feature update is released near the end of the year.
Microsoft, as always, has not revealed a date for the second update. It seems likely that it is going to be released in the fourth quarter of 2017, and not earlier though.
The Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16170 is already available for Fast Ring devices. Just open Windows Update on the device and run a check for updates to have it picked up and downloaded to the system.
Microsoft published a blog post that details the changes, improvements, fixes and known issues of the build.
It is a good idea to check these out before you start the update. As far as changes are concerned, there are only a handful:
While the build is unspectacular, it does mark the beginning of the next feature update development phase.
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