Microsoft has started the sign-off process for Windows 10’s upcoming update, the Anniversary Update. According to our sources, Windows 10 Build 14384 is the first RTM candidate, which the company is testing internally right now. The company actually flighted the build internally earlier today, which means it may not be the selected candidate which gets released to the public on August 2. Microsoft will do a handful of tests for the build internally, and if everything goes as expected, build 14384 should be the build for the public release. And if it doesn’t, Microsoft will continue to compile (newer) builds until it passes all the internal tests.
Windows Insiders will, of course, get to test the RTM build ahead of the public — and, if Microsoft manages to finish the sign-off process quickly, Insiders should get a build similar to the RTM build quite quickly. If the sign-off process doesn’t finish quickly, Insiders should get a couple of more builds. However, we are told that Microsoft is preparing to release Build 14383 to Windows Insiders for both PC and Mobile, which could be coming to Insiders today.
As a reminder, Microsoft will start rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2 as a free update. If you are yet to upgrade to Windows 10, you’ll need to upgrade to the OS before July 29th — which means you will be able to get the Anniversary Update once it’s released for free. Microsoft is also expected to release the Anniversary Update for Mobile devices on August 2, but as the update will get rolled out in waves, Mobile devices may not get the upgrade on day 1.
Editor’s note: the article has been updated to clarify the fact that Microsoft will compile newer builds of Windows 10 and that Insiders will get newer builds.