During its press event this week, Microsoft promised that the next Build for Windows 10 would roll out "in the next week." Just an hour or so ago both Joe Belfiore and Gabe Aul started making noise on Twitter that something would happen today, and sure enough. Build 9926 has started its trek toward the waiting PCs of Windows Insiders.
Gabe indicated that the new Build is delivering to everyone today, not matter which delivery ring you chose, simply because folks have had to wait so long for a refresh. If you remember, Microsoft took the month of December off and didn't deliver a new Build. Instead, the company released a couple important fixes, one of which is required for today's Build delivery. Read about that here: KB3025380 Delivering to Windows 10 Today, Required for January Build.
And, as the company promised in January, Windows 10 Build 9926 is being made available through the normal Update and Recovery app method, but also simultaneously as an ISO. If you absolutely can't wait for Build 9926 to deliver to you through normal means, the ISO is a much quicker method.
You can go grab it here: Download Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO
Build 9926 includes some of the new features announced during the Windows 10 ultimate reveal event, including Cortana , new Start Menu, new Settings app, a new "Connect to Wireless Audio and Video" function, new Photos and Maps, the new Windows Store beta, and Xbox app and Continuum.
Which features are you most looking forward to testing?
P.S. There are some known problems in this Build. It is beta, after all. Abe details each issue in the "January build now available to the Windows Insider Program" blog post. But, some of those known issues are fixed already in the first Windows 10 rollup which should be applied right after installing Build 9926. You can find information about the rollup here: Windows 10 Technical Preview January Update Rollup