Windows 10 updates released and build 10041 heading to Windows Insiders on Slow Ring

Windows 10 updates released and build 10041 heading to Windows Insiders on Slow Ring

After a wait of 54 days to get Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041 out to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring it looks like Microsoft is now delivering that same build to those Insiders who opted into the Slow Ring for their updates after just an additional six days.

That release, according to our Windows Insider Ring Master Gabe Aul, will be pushed this afternoon and so that also means ISO's for installing build 10041 of the technical preview will become available shortly.  If you are in the Fast Ring for updates you will soon be able to do a fresh install of build 10041 if you want to with those ISO's.

As of this posting those ISO's are not yet linked on the Windows Insider site.

Shortly before Gabe shared the news of build 10041 to the Slow Ring folks he also tweeted about three updates that have been released for the Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041 on Windows Update.

MS15-031: Vulnerability in SChannel could allow security feature bypass: March 10, 2015

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that facilitates exploitation of the publicly disclosed FREAK technique, an industry-wide issue that is not specific to Windows operating systems. This vulnerability could allow a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacker to force the key length of an RSA key to be downgraded to EXPORT-grade length in a TLS connection. Any Windows system that uses Schannel to connect to a remote TLS server by using an insecure cipher suite is affected.

Windows Technical Preview March Update (KB3050284) 

A Windows 10 Technical Preview March Update Rollup is available for Windows 10 Technical Preview. This update rollup package provides a collection of performance and reliability improvements. 

  • This update resolves a problem that may result in a transparent Start screen and Task view, transparencies when snapping or dragging windows, and can cause desktop thumbnails to appear as black squares;
  • This update resolves a problem that results in severe graphical artifacts on screen when Magnifier is launched in docked or lens mode.
  • This update contains a reliability improvement to resolve a common system crash.

Windows Technical Preview March Update (KB3050279)

Windows 10 Technical Preview March Update Rollup is available for Windows 10 Technical Preview. This update rollup package provides a collection of fixes for Build 10041. 

  • Sharing the desktop in a meeting causes remote users to see a black rectangle instead of the desktop in the Lync client.
  • On Microsoft Surface Hub, selecting the I'm Done button may cause the user interface to crash, thus making the Call, Whiteboard, and Connect buttons nonfunctional.
  • If the Connect app is closed via the task switcher and then restarted, it may crash.
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