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24 February 2017

User Interface

  • The new Share icon is now visible in more apps

Microsoft Edge

Edge 40.15042

  • When Flash is being blocked, you'll now get a question that allows you to allow Flash once or always on that website
  • Tabs will now show a book icon when reading a book
  • If a book is being read aloud, switching the page will now make the reader jump to that page
  • Edge will now remember your read aloud-settings for other books

Settings

System

  • The night light on/off animation now takes 2 minutes

Apps

  • You can now let Windows block all non-Store apps or ask for confirmation before installing

Update & recovery

  • Windows Defender settings have been removed

System

  • The Cortana animation has been reworked in the OOBE

Apps

Windows Defender Security center

  • Improved UI for dark theme and colored icons on the home page
  • You can now manage SmartScreen for apps, Edge and Windows Store

Other features

  • Right-clicking an app suggestion in the Share UI now allows you to turn them off

And further

  • The watermark and time bomb have been removed

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where you would see "Initializing..." when downloading new builds
  • Fixes an issue where the progress indicator for Windows Update would get stuck at 0% or other percentages
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Settings app to crash when going into the Devices category
  • Fixes an issue that prevented you from pairing Bluetooth devices
  • Fixes an issue that kept the Bluetooth quick action from working
  • Fixes an issue that prevented you from launching the Connect UX
  • Fixes an issue where "Some Settings are managed by your organization" would appear in Windows Update
  • Fixes an issue where the Action center would be shown blank or without color
  • Fixes an issue where touch input would not work and mouse input would result in beeps when upgrading while a Xbox controller is paired over Bluetooth
  • Fixes an issue where items in the autocomplete dropdowns in Edge would not be inserted when clicked
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would not render some images in PDFs
  • Fixes an issue where web notifications would not launch their website in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where some downloads would get stuck in "Waiting to download" in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where some tab previews would be rendered blank because they were taken before the layout was fully drawn
  • Fixes an issue where the calculator button on the keyboard wouldn't work if Edge was in focus
  • Fixes an issue where Win + Shift + left/right arrow wouldn't work when text was selected on the website in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Alt + C with text selected in Edge didn't open the Cortana pane
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would fail to open the file:// protocol when AdBlock Plus was enabled
  • Fixes an issue where you would launch the app of a website when you were already in the website of that app and would navigate to another location within the domain of that website
  • Fixes an issue that kept you from entering text with the handwriting panel in some text fields
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would render password placeholder text lower than usual
  • Fixes an issue where some devices would bug check when resuming from hibernation
  • Fixes an issue where sometimes a notification toast might not pop up but added twice to the Action center
  • Fixes an issue where some text would be shown in as a white or colored box
  • Fixes an issue where ink would go under the protractor when using the highlighter
  • Fixes an issue where the first ink stroke would not enable the "Clear all"-button
  • Fixes an issue where the sample ink stroke seen in the Windows Ink pen, pencil and highlighter flyout would appear to blink when the flyout is first opened
  • Fixes an issue where the new XAML scrollbar animation gets stuck in the transition state
  • Fixes an issue where "Microsoft Camera Front" and "Microsoft Camera Rear" would show up with a barcode scanner icon as optional devices to connect in the Settings app on Surface Books
  • Fixes an issue where explorer.exe would crash when opening an ISO for the first time
  • Fixes an issue where the gateway host name was of the form [ipv6address]::port
  • Fixes an issue where the bug check screen on high resolution displays wasn't rendering the "Frowny" part of the frowny face
  • Fixes an issue where night light might not turn on/off automatically if the device was asleep at the time at which the state was supposed to switch
  • Fixes an issue where Edge's "Inspect Element" and "View Source" would now launch correctly

Known issues

  • Some devices may not be able to update to this build due to a corrupt registery key
  • Nonstop exceptions in the Spectrum.exe service may occur resulting in audio not working and disk I/O becoming very high
  • The broadcast live review window in the Game bar may flash green when broadcasting
  • Some games will launch minimized
  • The F12 Developer Tools may crash, hang or fail to accept input
  • Windows Hello might fail to launch with a "Camera couldn't turn on"-error on the lock screen on Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices

8 February 2017

User Interface

  • The share icon in the Segoe MDL2 font has been updated

Settings

Account

  • You can now enable Dynamic Lock to lock your device when your phone goes out of reach

Gaming

  • All pages now have an icon

General

  • The text to provide help has been updated

System

  • The OOBE will now skip Cortana if an audio output device isn't found
  • Improved recognition for 3 finger gestures

Other features

  • Apps can now implement compact mode, which allows an app to be shown on the screen in a small window on top of the window that's currently in focus
  • Game Bar now provides support in full screen for an additional 52 titles: Aion, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty Black Ops III, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Civilization VI, Company of Heroes 2, Crusader Kings 2, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dishonored 2, Elite: Dangerous, Euro Trucks 2 Simulator, Europa Universalis IV, Eve Online, F1 2016, Fallout New Vegas, Far Cry 4, Football Manager 2016, Football Manager 2017, Garry’s Mod, Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition, Grand Theft Auto V, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Hearts of Iron IV, Hitman – Full Experience, Killing Floor 2, Lineage 2 – The Chaotic Throne, Mafia III, Mass Effect 3, Mechwarrior Online, Metro 2033 Redux, Metro Last Light Redux, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Need for Speed, Path Of Exile, Planet Coaster, Planetside 2, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: Deluxe Edition, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, Project CARS, Roblox, Smite, Source Engine Titles/Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2, TERA, The Sims 3, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Titanfall 2, Total War: Attila, Watch_Dogs 2, World of Warplanes and XCOM 2

And further

  • Improved reliability when handling malformed Gifs in XAML-based apps

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that resulted in Tencent apps and games crashing or working incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in popular games experiencing crashes or black screens when loading
  • Fixes an issue where the state of the Game Mode setting would be displayed incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that caused the night light quick action being greyed out
  • Fixes an issue where audio would go quiet each time the Start menu was opened after SpeechRuntime.exe crashed
  • Fixes an issue that prevented users from dragging apps from the all apps list to their pins
  • Fixes an issue where tiles would appear blank and with a name starting with "P~" after upgrading
  • Fixes an issue where Win + Shift + S would not work if the Snipping Tool was already being used
  • Fixes an issue where the Snipping Tool would not be able to snip on a 4k screen when 60-80% was selected
  • Fixes an issue where Fn + Pause/Break would pause the progress when running chkdsk
  • Fixes an issue where resizing windows with a pen would be to slow
  • Fixes an issue where resizing a window across monitors with different DPI settings would not function correctly
  • Fixes an issue where the Windows Ink highlight preview wouldn't be visible in Edge when the browser was set to use the dark theme
  • Fixes an issue where files with the name GLOB(0xXXXXXX) would appear in the root of the system
  • Fixes an issue where you couldn't rename a disk in File Explorer
  • Fixes an issue where the share UI would no longer launch when tapping it multiple times in rapid succession until the device was rebooted
  • Fixes an issue where the thumbnails in Photos and Groove would visible shift up when the app resumed
  • Fixes an issue where the Theme settings page would blink when a theme was deleted
  • Fixes an issue that prevented users from typing ę on the Polish keyboard in the Settings search box

Known issues

  • The download indicator when downloading a new build is broken
  • Nonstop exceptions in the Spectrum.exe service may occur resulting in audio not working and disk I/O becoming very high
  • Going into Settings > Devices will cause the app to crash
  • The Connect UX can't be launched through the Action center
  • Some games will launch minimized
  • The broadcast live review window in the Game bar may flash green when broadcasting
  • The F12 Developer Tools may crash, hang or fail to accept input
  • "Inspect Element" and "View Source" options don't work correctly in Edge
  • Windows Update might claim that "Some Settings are managed by your organization" despite not being managed
  • The Action center could appear blank and transparent
  • Audio could stop working with a "Device in use"-error
  • The icon for Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program is broken

1 February 2017

Settings

System

  • Night light can now go up to 1200K (very red)

Ease of Access

  • You can now install Braille

Mixed Reality

  • Mixed Reality has been removed

Ink Workspace

  • Improved performance when using the point eraser in Sketchpad
  • Windows Ink will now remember your most recently used stencil

Other features

  • Apps can now request users to pin their primary tile

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where clicking some elements in desktop games would cause them to minimize and not be able to restore them
  • Fixes an issue that kept users from visiting Google websites
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Edge extensions from working
  • Quicken 2017 will now work properly again
  • Fixes an issue where the Network flyout would appear blank
  • Fixes an issue where the custom color picked in Color settings would stop working when selecting a new color
  • Fixes an issue that would kept a theme from showing up in the Theme settings if you download it, remove it and then download it again
  • Fixes an issue that kept users from unpinning some tiles
  • Fixes an issue where pinning a tile could result in that tile being added in the middle of a group
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in colored boxes on places where text should appear in UWP apps
  • Fixes an issue where desktop shortcuts for URLs wouldn't work
  • Fixes an issue that kept users from using tab to go to the Other users section on the login screen
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would freeze after using Ctrl + C in the address bar
  • Fixes an issue where the shadow behind the set aside tabs in Edge wouldn't be dark enough
  • Fixes an issue where a reminder toast would not be interrupted by an alarm or Skype call
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in the OOBE failing to connect with some captive portal Wi-Fi networks
  • Fixes an issue where the yes/no voice commands in the Wi-Fi portion of the OOBE would not work
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in the screen flashing and explorer crashing when entering Safe Mode
  • Fixes an issue that kept TPM from starting
  • Fixes an issue where a window could appear stuck on the mouse when releasing it after dragging to resize it
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in bad quality scaling of the taskbar and task view thumbnail previews
  • Fixes an issue that caused taskbar previews to be dismissed after opening them

Known issues

  • The download indicator when downloading a new build is broken
  • Nonstop exceptions in the Spectrum.exe service may occur resulting in audio not working and disk I/O becoming very high
  • Some games may experience crashes or black screens when loading
  • The Game Mode setting will initially be displayed incorrectly
  • The broadcast live review window in the Game bar may flash green when broadcasting
  • The F12 Developer Tools may crash, hang or fail to accept input
  • "Inspect Element" and "View Source" options don't work correctly in Edge
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Some Tencent apps and games may crash or work incorrectly in this build
  • Windows Update might claim that "Some Settings are managed by your organization" despite not being managed
  • Audio could stop working with a "Device in use"-error
  • The Action Center could appear blank and transparent
  • The Desktop App Converter Preview won't work on this build

27 January 2017

Start

  • The animation when moving tiles in and out of a folder has been polished further
  • The default tile lay-out has been updated

Microsoft Edge

Edge 40.15019

  • You can now let Edge read books aloud to you
  • If you click on an image, you can now use Ctrl + Mouse wheel to zoom in the e-book viewer

EdgeHTML 15.15019

  • When using emoji’s, Edge will now render them in full color by default
  • WebRTC 1.0 is now enabled by default
  • Re-deferral support
  • Chakra JIT is not out-of-process by default
  • Support for SharedArrayBuffer behind the Experimental JavaScript Features flag
  • Support for WebAssembly behind the Experimental JavaScript Features flag

about:flags

  • "Enable WebRTC 1.0" has been removed

Settings

System

  • "Blue light" has been renamed "Night light"
  • Night light has an updated range for color temperatures
  • Custom scaling has been added as a subpage

Personalization

  • The Wheel settings now list customizable apps alphabetically
  • The "Get more themes from the Store" button has been moved to the top of the Installed themes section

Gaming

  • Gaming has been added as a new category in the Settings app
  • "Game bar" has been added and allows you to manage the Game bar and hotkeys
  • "Game DVR" has been added with settings like storage location, FPS and more
  • "Broadcasting" has been added with settings to manage your broadcasts like audio quality and more
  • "Game Mode" has been added and allows you to enable Game Mode which will improve overall performance while playing a game

Ease of Access

  • You can now set audio to use mono

Privacy

  • You're now either in the "Basic" or "Full" group for feedback and diagnostics, with "Enhanced" removed
  • You can now disable Microsoft from using diagnostic data to provide a tailored experience

Update & recovery

  • Troubleshoot has been added as a new page and allows you to easily start troubleshooting a number of features in Windows
  • Under "Restart settings" you can now require Windows Update to show more notifications before restarting
  • The option to prevent Windows Update from installing drivers has been removed

Mixed Reality

  • "Holographic" has been renamed "Mixed Reality"
  • Settings on "Audio and speech" are now functional
  • "Environment" has been added and allows you to clear information about your environmnet
  • "Headset display" has been added and allows you to change display quality
  • "Spaces" has been added and allows you to remove holograms in your environment
  • "Uninstall" has been added and allows you to uninstall Mixed Reality

Ink Workspace

  • Improved copy reliability in Screen Sketch

System

  • The OOBE experience now includes a number of new privacy settings like Location, Speech recognition and Diagnostics
  • The OOBE now supports captive portal Wi-Fi connections
  • The OOBE has an updated design for signing into or signing up for a Microsoft Account
  • The OOBE now has pagination to indicate your progress
  • The OOBE now uses the new Windows Hello implementation to enroll
  • The OOBE now uses a recorded voice instead of a synthetic voice
  • The OOBE now supports subtitles
  • While you're account is being prepared after an upgrade or after installation, new strings will appear

Language

  • Latin-based languages now have an ellipsis child key when holding the period key on the touch keyboard

Apps

Mixed Reality Portal

  • "Windows Holographic" has been renamed "Mixed Reality Portal"
  • When clicking on "Get started", you'll now see a setup instead of the compatibility results

Windows Defender Security Center

  • Browser and app management has been added to the home page but is broken

Other features

  • You can now record with Beam
  • You can now resize Hyper-V windows in Enhanced session mode
  • Game Bar now provides support in full screen for an additional 17 titles: Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Zombies, FIFA 14, FIFA 17, FIFA Manager 14, Grim Dawn, Guild Wars 2, Left 4 Dead 2, MapleStory, Paragon, Payday 2, Rocket League, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Sims 4, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Warface
  • Paint now has a "Open Paint 3D" button in the ribbon
  • The on-screen touchpad has a new design to make to left and right button better visible

And further

  • The System (Enhanced) setting is now available in the Windows ADK for IT Professionals
  • Improved Settings reliability
  • Windows Defender has been renamed Windows Defender Antivirus

Fixed issues

  • Unknown fixes and enhancements to the OOBE
  • Fixes an issue where right-clicking the night light quick action and clicking on Settings would open the main Settings screen instead of the night light settings
  • Fixes an issue where waking your device from sleep or connecting a new monitor would make Windows ignore the night light setting
  • Fixes an issue that would cause Explorer to hang if night light was enabled
  • Fixes an issue where connecting an Xbox 360 or One Controller to your PC would crash the DWM
  • Fixes an issue where in some games using Alt + Tab would cause both the game and the newly focused window to flicker
  • Fixes an issue where Narrator might not speak or say "No item in view" in Edge while tabbing or using other navigation commands
  • Fixes an issue where pasting on top of selected text in a Web Note would cause Edge to crash
  • Fixes an issue that kept users from viewing Twitch.tv streams in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where sharing a PDF in Edge would cause the browser to crash
  • Fixes an issue where typing [ in the F12 Developer Tools window would not work on the Hungarian keyboard
  • Fixes an issue where Taskbar preview icons would be small on high-DPI devices
  • Fixes an issue where tapping outside a textbox with focus in an UWP app would not dismiss the on-screen keyboard
  • Fixes a typo in the compatibility option to override high-DPI scaling
  • Fixes an issue where newly pinned secondary tiles would appear in the Recently Added list
  • Fixes an issue that prevented you from dragging the final tile from a folder onto the same row as the folder tile
  • Fixes an issue where using Hey Cortana could cause SpeechRuntime.exe to use a high amount of CPU
  • Fixes an issue where Notepad when maximized with enough text to require a scrollbar would result in the scrollbar's right-most edge not responding when trying to drag it
  • Fixes an issue where pressing Alt to set focus to the menu bar in some apps would cause that app to become unresponsive if pressing Ctrl or clicking inside the app's child window
  • Fixes an issue where Cortana could crash when typing out a UNC path to slow when that path has been used in Cortana before
  • Fixes an issue where Default apps would crash when you clicked on an app under "Choose default app" and selected the option to look for an app in the Store
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some apps to crash after using the Open dialog to rename or open a folder
  • Fixes an issue where Win + Shift + S would not work in the Snipping Tool if it was set to something other than Rectangle
  • Fixes an issue where Windows would open multiple Snipping Tool processes when using Win + Shift + S and hitting Esc to stop
  • Fixes an issue where some file attributes, like +s, would get lost when copying or moving a folder to another partition
  • Fixes an issue where using the Command Prompt with some fonts would cause conhost.exe to use a lot of CPU
  • Fixes an issue with Windows Ink where undoing and redoing a point erase would cause the ink to reappear in the wrong order
  • Fixes an issue where the mouse and keyboard would become unresponsive for a few seconds at a time
  • Fixes an issue where some apps would crash when switched to Tablet Mode
  • Fixes an issue where calendar appointments that are marked Tentative or Out of Office would show up as Free in the Taskbar clock and calendar flyout
  • Fixes an issue where slideshows would not work when selecting multiple folders in the Background Settings
  • Fixes an issue where pages would flash when navigating from and back to the Theme settings
  • Fixes an issue on the Bluetooth & other devices settings page where it would show "Systemsettings.Viewmodel.settingentry" at the bottom
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Netflix app to crash on launch
  • Fixes an issue where the Netflix app would crash when starting a movie on certain hardware types
  • Fixes an issue where DOTA2 would not launch correctly

Known issues

  • The download indicator when downloading a new build is broken
  • Nonstop exceptions in the Spectrum.exe service may occur resulting in audio not working and disk I/O becoming very high
  • Some Google sites will not load due to an implementation of a new security model
  • Microsoft Edge extensions do not work in this build
  • The F12 Developer Tools may crash, hang or fail to accept input
  • "Inspect Element" and "View Source" options don't work correctly in Edge
  • Windows Insiders will see a "Mixed Reality" entry in the Settings app
  • Some captive portal Wi-Fi networks will fail to connect in the OOBE
  • Yes and No commands in the OOBE will fail
  • Quicken will fail to run with an error stating .NET 4.6.1 is not installed
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Some Tencent apps and games may crash or work incorrectly in this build
  • Windows Update might claim that "Some Settings are managed by your organization" despite not being managed
  • Audio could stop working with a "Device in use"-error
  • The Action Center could appear blank and transparent
  • Clicking some elements in desktop games might cause the game to minimize without being able to restore it
  • The Game Mode setting will initially be displayed incorrectly
  • Some games may experience crashes or black screens when loading
  • Broadcasting to Beam from the Game bar will require some Privacy settings to be changed
  • The broadcast live review window in the Game bar may flash green when broadcasting

24 January 2017

And further

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer, Xbox and Skype

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an known issue called out in KB3213986—Users may experience delays while running 3D rendering apps with multiple monitors
  • Fixes an issue that prevents the conversion of a 24-bit image to 32 bits
  • Fixes an issue that causes the loss of Windows Firewall rules after upgrade from RTM to 1511 or 1607
  • Fixes an issue that causes a file download from a webpage to fail in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers
  • Fixes an issue that prevents the use of the Delete Browsing History feature in Internet Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that loads websites that bypass the proxy server in the local intranet zone when the Intranet Sites: Include all sites that bypass the proxy server (Disabled) is set.
  • Fixes an issue where an XSS false positive prevents a webpage from loading after logging in to a site
  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from connecting to a network
  • Fixes an issue that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) to fail if Active Directory Federated Systems is using the Japanese language set
  • Fixes an issue that causes System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) scenarios to fail 
  • Fixes an issue that prevents user-built keyboard events from working
  • Fixes an issue that causes incorrect tabledimensions in SAP® applications
  • Fixes an issue that overwrites a <br&rt; element when users select a line that is enclosed by a <span&rt; element
  • Fixes additional issues with Bluetooth, Internet Explorer, engaged reboot, clustering, Internet Explorer, Japanese Input Method Editor (IME), Windows Shell, Networking, storage, fonts, Xbox, encryption, Group Policy, Point and Print, wireless networking, virtual disk, disk operations, multimedia, Work Folders, encryption, enterprise security, deduplication, domain controllers, Audit File System, Debug Memory Manager, Virtual Machine Management Service (VMMS), Remote Desktop, Task Scheduler, Microphone Wizard, .NET, font cache, system boot and Surface Studio
10.0.14393.726 (rs1_release.170112-1758)

19 January 2017

Start

  • Improved animation when dropping a tile onto another tile to create a folder

Cortana + search

  • Cortana's search box in the taskbar now has a lighter shade
  • Cortana text notifications now use the accent color and are larger

Taskbar + Action center

  • The power fly-out will now show a slider to choose the power mode
  • The Energy savings quick action toggle has been removed from the power fly-out, instead the slider has to be moved to the left to enable the mode
  • The mail app is now a default pinned app in the taskbar
  • The same app will no longer appear multiple times in the Action center icon when receiving multiple notifications from that app after logging in
  • When using Win + V to focus on a notification, there will now be a white focus rectangle around the X if you tab over to it
  • Stylized buttons in notifications are now aligned to the right to match other dialogs
  • The VPN button in the Wi-Fi fly-out is now aligned to the right and no longer shows a border
  • The Win + X menu now says "Apps and Features" instead of "Programs and Features"

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.15014

  • "Books" has been added as a new page in the Hub
  • Web Notes and Set tabs aside have a new icon
  • You can now enable sites to open in apps if that is supported

Settings

System

  • The slider to change the blue light filter has been updated with a border for better contrast
  • A new option has been added under "Storage" to allow you to let Windows remove unused temporary files and files that have been in the recycle bin for longer than 30 days

Devices

  • Improved design on the Printers & scanners settings page

Network & Internet

  • "Wi-Fi Sense" and "Paid Wi-Fi Services" have been merged into the new "Wi-Fi Services" on the "Wi-Fi" page

Personalization

  • You can now set a custom accent color
  • You can now set a custom background color
  • Improved design on the Background settings page
  • The "Get more themes online" button now works on the Themes page

Update & recovery

  • "Removeable drivers" has been added as a new panel

Accessibility

  • Improved keyboard accessibility for the Snipping Tool

Apps

Windows Store

  • You can now buy books through the Windows Store

Other features

  • Snipping tool has a new Mode-button allowing you to choose which mode the snip should be made in while new immediately starts the snip and new icons

And further

  • Build branch strings and timestamps have been replaced with static values in the version resources of OS binaries
  • Improves the system tray logic to be more robust when bad data is presented

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where "Working on updates" would show a box instead of the progress wheel
  • Fixes an issue where shortcuts on the desktop with the "%" character would cause Explorer.exe to crash in a loop
  • Fixes an issue where projecting to a secondary monitor would cause Explorer.exe to crash
  • Fixes an issue where Ctrl + C doesn't work in Command Prompt
  • Fixes an issue where Windows would bugcheck when closing the lid of a laptop
  • Fixes an issue where clicking "Skip this step" on the Microsoft Account creation page would go back to "Who owns this PC?"
  • Fixes a translation issue in the Start menu in Catalan
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in an empty list of apps in the Wheel settings for the Surface Dial
  • Fixes an issue where Miracast would not work
  • Fixes an issue where a notification would be shown on top of the Action center when dismissing a notification before it and opening Action center
  • Fixes an issue that would result in the Action center appearing blank
  • Fixes an issue that could result in the Action center showing an empty space on top
  • Fixes an issue where refreshing a PDF in Edge would result in a blank page and required a second refresh to make it appear again
  • Fixes an issue where changing the brightness of the screen in the Settings app would be reverted when the app was closed
  • Fixes an issue where the "Do not dim my desktop" settings for User Account Control would result in the UAC being shown behind the File Explorer when running something from the File Explorer
  • Fixes a capitalization issue in the "Open PowerShell here" context menu entry when you Shirt + Right Click File Explorer whitespace
  • Fixes an issue where desktop icon layouts would get lost after rebooting
  • Fixes an issue where icons would get rearranged in multi-monitor setups
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in third party UWP apps crashing when the DPI setting is set to 150% or higher
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in all Store apps getting lost when upgrading from Windows 8.1

Known issues

  • Nonstop exceptions in the Spectrum.exe service may occur resulting in audio not working and disk I/O becoming very high
  • During the installation of this build a storport.sys bugcheck might cause the build to roll back to the previous build
  • Windows Update might claim that "Some Settings are managed by your organization" despite not being managed
  • The Netflix app may crash on launch
  • Quicken will fail to run with an error stating .NET 4.6.1 is not installed
  • Connecting an Xbox 360 or One controller will result in the DWM crashing and the display flickering and/or appearing blank
  • DOTA2 will fail to launch with the error "Unable to start game"
  • When using Narrator in Edge, you may hear "No item in view" or silence while tabbing or using navigation commands
  • Taskbar preview icons might be small on high-DPI devices
  • Windows Insiders will see a "Holographic" entry in the Settings app
  • Clicking some elements in desktop games might cause the game to minimize without being able to restore it
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Some websites in Edge may show "We can't reach this page"
  • Saying "Hey Cortana, play [item] on [AppName]" won't work after installing the app for about 5 minutes
  • The download indicator when downloading a new build is broken

12 January 2017

Cortana + search

  • Cortana can now provide links to Microsoft Edge tabs and SharePoint documents to let you continue where you left on another device
  • Cortana can now use notification grouping

Taskbar + Action center

  • Notifications in the Action center now support inline progress bars

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.15007

  • You can now share a group of tabs you've set aside
  • Import from another browser now brings favorites, browsing history, saved passwords and other data
  • You can now run a download without saving it
  • A "Save as" link has been added in addition to "Save"
  • Web Notes now use the Windows Ink API instead of its own implementation
  • Apps for Websites will now work
  • You can now right-click on PDF documents and choose to show the toolbar
  • The PDF toolbar now shown an option to search in the document for words
  • The PDF toolbar has an updated design, altering the look of the pagination field

EdgeHTML 15.15007

  • First stage of render refactor to broaden support for independent composition
  • Ongoing work to complete support for WebVR APIs
  • Ongoing work to add support for Service Worker

Settings

Personalization

  • A Windows Store logo is now displayed on the Themes page but doesn't work yet

Account

  • Settings up Windows Hello now provides visual guidance which tracks your face in real-time
  • The progress indicator for Windows Hello has been improved

Holographic

  • "Holographic" has been added as a category to Settings

System

  • Behavior of the scrollbar has been improved for apps using the Creators Update SDK
  • Updated Bluetooth API with GATT Server, Bluetooth LE Peripheral role and unpaired Bluetooth LE device connectivity support

Apps

Windows Defender Security Center

  • Windows Defender has been renamed Windows Defender Security Center
  • Settings has been added to the menu
  • The icons on the home page are now blue
  • The UI for Family options has been improved and an image has been added
  • You can now disable summary notifications

Other features

  • The Virtual Touchpad is slightly larger
  • You can now use Alt + N to use the snipping tool and navigate with the arrow keys to select the area that has to be snapped
  • The Win + Shift + S snipping tool now supports navigating with the arrow keys as well
  • You can now enable and disable Game Mode in the game settings
  • A broadcast icon has been added to the Game Bar

And further

  • The rainbow flag emoji is now supported

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where dragging a tab into its own window in Edge would cause the PC to bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue where the Settings app would crash when going to Battery settings
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Virtual Touchpad to be missing from the taskbar context menu
  • Fixes an issue where the touch keyboard button would be missing on non-touch devices
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Hello would be unable to turn on the camera
  • Fixes an issue where Remote Desktop connections could unexpectedly fail due to an error saying invalid credentials
  • Fixes an issue that would cause the quick actions not appearing in the Action center
  • Fixes an issue where clicking the Surface Pen would not work when turing Bluetooth off and on
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Data Usage page in Settings to not load
  • Fixes an issue where the Netflix app would show a black screen instead of video content

Known issues

  • Nonstop exceptions in the Spectrum.exe service may oocur resulting in audio not working and disk I/O becoming very high
  • Some devices may fail to install this build and be rolled back to the previous build
  • Clicking some elements in desktop games might cause the game to minimize without being able to restore it
  • Desktop shortcuts containing the "%" character will cause explorer.exe to crash
  • Explorer.exe might crash when projecting to a secondary monitor and setting the connection as "Extended"
  • Windows Insiders will see a "Holographic" entry in the Settings app
  • Changing the brightness in Display settings in the Settings app might be reverted when closing the Settings app
  • The list of apps in Wheel settings might be empty
  • Taskbar preview icons might be small on high-DPI devices
  • Quicken will fail to run with an error stating .NET 4.6.1 is not installed
  • Using Ctrl + C in Command Prompt won't work
  • Some websites in Edge may show "We can't reach this page"
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Miracast sessions will fail to connect
  • The Netflix app will crash when starting a movie on some hardware types
  • Upgrading from Windows 8.1 directly to build 15002 will remove all Store apps without reinstalling them
  • 3rd party UWP apps might crash when the DPI settings are set to >= 150%
  • When using Narrator in Edge, you may hear "No item in view" or silence while tabbing or using navigation commands
  • Saying "Hey Cortana, play [item] on [AppName]" won't work after installing the app for about 5 minutes
  • Windows Update might claim that "Some Settings are managed by your organization" despite not being managed
  • This build might get stuck at 0% while installing
  • During the installation of this build a storport.sys bugcheck might cause the build to rollback to the previous build
  • This build might get stuck at 99% while installing
  • On some devices, the audio may stop working because of a "device in use"-error
  • The download indicator when downloading a new build is broken

10 January 2017

And further

  • Improved the reliability of Groove Music playback in the background, App-V, video playback and Remote Desktop

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue where after successful fingerprint authentication on a device with the screen off, the screen does not turn back on
  • Fixes an issue where only one input device works when you connect two similar input devices to the same machine
  • Fixes an issue in the App-V Connection Group that allows users to have access to pieces of functionality that they were not designated to for access
  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from selecting multiple certificates simultaneously through the UI
  • Fixes an issue where the Request Control function does not work with Remote Assistance if the user being assisted is on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012
  • Fixes an issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader
  • Fixes an issue with license conversion of Server Core from evaluation version to a retail version
  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from opening Internet shortcut (.URL) files with Internet Explorer when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from logging on if a device has been away from the corporate network over a period of time
  • Fixes additional issues with Microsoft Edge, clustering, Internet Explorer, Windows Update, input devices, facial recognition, Logon, Hyper-V, PCI bus drivers and Windows Kernel

Fixes issues

  • Fixes security issues related to Microsoft Edge

Fixes issues

  • Fixes security issues related to Microsoft Edge

9 January 2017

Start

  • Tiles can now dragged on top of each other to create live folders

Cortana + search

  • You can now set Cortana to not listen when Windows + C is used
  • When searching for an app in Cortana, it will now show you commands that work within that app
  • Time-based reminders can now be recurring every month or year

Taskbar + Action center

  • Developers can now make custom groups for notifications
  • Developers will be able to overwrite the timestamp in notifications
  • You can now connect to a VPN from within the Network fly-out after selecting it
  • The Calendar fly-out now supports additional calendars, like the Lunar calendar
  • Some users will see a power slider in the battery fly-out
  • The volume icon will now indicate support for Spatial Audio

User Interface

  • The Windows 8-era share UI has been replaced with a new floating window
  • Resizing windows will now look smoother

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.15002

  • You can now "Set tabs aside" to view them later
  • You can now view all tab previews at once with a new button in the tab bar
  • Edge now has a jump list menu that allows you to open a new window or a new InPrivate window
  • Favorites settings have been merged in the main Settings-page
  • A "New Tab in Edge" button has been added to Internet Explorer
  • Improved visual tree and new input model for Edge’s multi-process model
  • Flash now works with a click-to-run system for untrusted Flash content
  • If Cortana has a tip but the window is to narrow, Cortana will now only show an icon in the address bar
  • Tooltips for longer website names in the favorites bar will now wrap instead of truncate

EdgeHTML 15.15002

  • Support for WebVR
  • Support for Content Security Policy 2
  • Flash content is now blocked by default
  • Preview support for Web Payments

about:flags

  • "Allow independent rendering of HTML5 Video elements" has been added
  • "Enable individual transforms" has been added
  • "Enable Input Interleaved Tasks" has been added
  • "Allow background tabs to be put into a low power mode" has been added
  • "Enable experimental networking features" has been added

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer now has a new "new tab" page that resembles that of Edge, additional to the old Internet Explorer version
  • A new "New tab" button has been added to open Edge

Settings

System

  • You can now let Windows reduce the blue light emitted from the screen
  • A link to manage Storage Spaces has been added under "Storage"
  • Cross-Device Experiences can now be set to share with your devices or everyone
  • The screen resolution setting has been moved to the main "Display" panel
  • "Continue App Experiences" has been renamed to "Cross-Device Experiences"

Devices

  • "Bluetooth" and "Connected Devices" has been merged into "Bluetooth & other devices"
  • Bluetooth audio devices can now be disconnected and reconnected
  • The options accessible through devices like the Surface Dial can now be set on a per-app base
  • You can now set keyboard shortcuts that include several common symbols
  • Improved UI for Precision Touchpad settings

Network & Internet

  • LANs can now be set to be a Metered Connection

Personalization

  • You can now change your theme on the "Theme" page
  • You can now pick colors from your "Recent colors"

Apps

  • Apps has been added as a new category
  • "Apps & features", "Default apps", "Offline maps" and "Apps for websites" have been moved from System to Apps
  • You can now sort app extensions

Accounts

  • Windows can now lock the device dynamically when you leave it with Windows Hello

Time & language

  • You can now download support for braille
  • You can now enable the Lunar calendar to be shown in the Calendar fly-out

Privacy

  • A new page "App diagnostics" has been added allowing you to allow apps to use diagnostics

Update & recovery

  • You can now select from which branch you are served with a dropdown
  • You can now defer feature updates for up to 365 days
  • You can now defer quality updates for up to 30 days
  • You can now exclude drivers from installing in Windows Update
  • Windows 10 Home can now also set 18 hours in Active Hours
  • Windows Update now better understands if the screen is being used for projecting, etc. and not attempt to restart
  • Windows Update now has a new icon to show you if you're up-to-date

General

  • A sidebar is now shown offering help and links to related settings
  • When scrolling in Settings, the header will now stay visible on top

Ink Workspace

  • The color of the pen, pencil and marker is now indicated in the icon instead of in a circle
  • You can now remove ink with a point eraser, additional to "Line eraser" and "Remove all ink"
  • In a multi-monitor setup with the Ink Workspace icon enabled, clicking the icon will now open it on the screen it was clicked on
  • Ink now has a rich color range when High Contrast is enabled

System

  • Some users will now see apps being throttled to improve battery life
  • The OOBE has been redesigned
  • The OOBE can now be controlled with Cortana’s voice commands
  • Bugcheck screens are now green instead of blue for Insider Previews
  • If Windows shutdown abnormal, a new Abnormal Shutdown Diagnosis will run after booting to diagnose the issue
  • Performance Monitor now handles High-DPI screens better
  • In Properties for programs, a new setting has been added under Compatibility which will enable improved High-DPI rendering
  • Windows will now better handle desktop icons when changes to the device's setup are made (like removing a screen)
  • "Quick Create" has been added as a new option to create Virtual Machines in Hyper-V
  • When an Hyper-V Machine is turned off a start button will be shown

Accessibility

  • The Narrator hotkey is being changed from Win + Enter to Ctrl + Win + Enter
  • Narrator is now supported in WinPE and WinRE
  • Narrator can now more to a heading level by typing that number in scan mode, number + Shift for the previous heading with that level
  • You can now use Home and End to move to the start or end of a line of text in scan mode
  • You can now use Ctrl + Home and Ctrl + End to move to the start of end of a web page or other reaching content
  • Support for braille has been added
  • Improved XAML framework to make UWP apps work better in high contrast

Language

  • The language bar for Pinyin IME now opens IME settings as well when clicking the settings icon
  • The Pinyin settings page has been revamped into 5 new categories
  • Several new hotkeys have been added for Pinyin IME
  • Self-learned phrases will now roam between your devices when using the same Microsoft Account
  • The Pinyin IME emoji panel has been redesigned
  • In Pinyin IME, U-mode can now be used for advanced input features and V-mode can be used to input content which normally is not easy/quick to type
  • Name input mode has been added for the Pinyin IME
  • Pinyin IME users can now add, edit, or delete custom double pinyin schemes
  • When the Japanese IME is turned on or off, a large icon will be shown in the middle of the screen to indicate this
  • The composition string to now show 3 predictive candidates by default in the Japanese IME
  • English words are now shown more frequently as predictive candidates to make it easier to insert English words

Apps

  • Learn Gestures has been added as a default app
  • The Windows Holographic app has a new design and can now detect your hardware
  • The Get Help-app has a new icon
  • 3D Builder has been moved to the Windows Accessories folder in start
  • Searching and launching mspaint.exe will no longer launch Paint 3D

Windows Defender

  • The user interface is now more polished
  • You can now run a quick, advanced and full scan
  • "Device performance & Health" had been added
  • You can now check for updates directly from the "Virus & threat protection" page
  • You can now change the Windows Defender settings in Defender itself
  • Family options now help you set up a family or view device information
  • You can now refresh your PC in Windows Defender

Other features

  • Copying Windows Information Protection files or saving them to a removable drive will now ask you if you want to keep it a Work file, make it Personal or cancel the action
  • When opening a Windows Information Protection file in an unauthorized app, Windows will now warn the user
  • When changing the volume with Precision Touchpad gestures, the volume UI will now be shown and the gesture can be shorter
  • When you should sign-in to an app and multiple accounts are available, Windows will now show you all your accounts and allow you to add more
  • You can now capture a region of your screen with Win + Shift + S
  • The Speaker Properties dialog now allows you to configure Spatial Audio for different endpoints
  • When using Miracast to a device that supports input, a notification will be shown to help you enable input on that device

And further

  • Improved logic to handle how users connect to devices

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that caused the display brightness keys to not function properly
  • Fixes an issue where the display may stay black after resuming from sleep when a USB display is connected
  • Fixes an issue where opening an app that uses the camera would sometimes result in a bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue that caused a crash in the RPCSS service which resulted in a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue where the touch keyboard sometimes had to be clicked multiple times to launch on a non-touch enabled PC
  • Fixes an issue where Disk Cleanup would show 3.99TB of files to be cleaned up in Windows Update Cleanup
  • Fixes an issue where the Touchpad settings wouldn't have an icon in Settings
  • Fixes an issue that caused a drop in Action Center reliability
  • Fixes an issue where navigating to OneDrive folders would show a "Catastrophic Error" message
  • Fixes an issue that would cause Visual Studio to crash when opening, adding or saving a file
  • Fixes an issue where devices with older chipsets would see colored boxes on places where text should be shown or other UIs
  • Fixes an issue where the Home and End keys would not work on some Settings pages
  • Fixes an issue where progress indicators in UWP apps would wobble or glitch

Known issues

  • Opening Battery settings will crash the Settings app
  • The option to enable the Virtual Touchpad is missing in the taskbar context menu
  • Cortana's cross-device scenarios do not work in this build
  • Some websites in Edge may show "We can't reach this page"
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Using Ctrl + C in Command Prompt won't work
  • Explorer.exe might crash when projecting to a secondary monitor and setting the connection as "Extended"
  • The touch keyboard button may be missing from the taskbar
  • Windows Hello might show a "Couldn't turn on the camera" message on the lock screen
  • Changing the brightness in Display settings in the Settings app might be reverted when closing the Settings app
  • Miracast sessions will fail to connect
  • The list of apps in Wheel settings might be empty
  • The Netflix app might show a black screen instead of the video content
  • 3rd party UWP apps might crash when the DPI settings are set to >= 150%
  • Upgrading from Windows 8.1 directly to build 15002 will remove all Store apps without reinstalling them
  • When using Narrator in Edge, you may hear "No item in view" or silence while tabbing or using navigation commands
  • Saying "Hey Cortana, play [item] on [AppName]" won't work after installing the app for about 5 minutes

3 January 2017

And further

  • Unknown fixes and enhancements
10.0.14393.594 (rs1_release_inmarket.161213-1754)

20 December 2016

Cortana + search

  • Cortana can now shut down, restart and lock your device
  • Cortana can now change the volume of your device
  • You can now use Cortana to control music playback on more apps
  • Cortana will now remember what music app was used last time and open it by default if no app is specified
  • While listening to a radio station, you can ask Cortana to identify the song
  • Cortana can now recognize music in Chinese
  • If the device is idle, saying "Hey Cortana" will show a full screen UI optimized for long distance reading
  • Cortana now supports sign-in with Azure Active Directory identity to allow you to sign-in with your work or school account
  • The microphone icon for Cortana has been updated

Taskbar + Action center

  • The "Settings" entry in the taskbar context menu has been renamed "Taskbar settings"

File Explorer

  • The "Open command window here" context menu item has been replaced with "Open PowerShell window here"

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14986

  • Console filter settings will persist for buttons and context menu
  • Improved ES6 Modules debugging experience

EdgeHTML 15.14986

  • Support for the Brotli compressed data format (on by default) as an HTTP content-encoding method
  • Updated the MS-prefixed FIDO 2.0 implementation to match the latest W3C Web Authentication specification
  • Partial support for CSS Custom Properties (aka CSS Variables)
  • Preliminary support for the IntersectionObserver API
  • Async/await is on by default
  • DOM performance improvements

about:flags

  • "Core platform support for Fetch abstraction" has been added
  • "Preliminary implementation of the Payment Request DOM API" has been added
  • "Support for the individual transform syntax for CSS transforms" has been added

Settings

System

  • The settings to change saving locations have been moved to their own page in Storage settings
  • The Storage usage page has been redesigned and categories are now ordered from highest usage to lowest

Devices

  • A new Enterprise Cloud Printers discovery UI is now available

Network & Internet

  • The Data usage page now shows a bar graph instead of a circle
  • Data usage details for individual apps now show usage as a bar

Personalization

  • You can now enable the Virtual Touchpad icon from within settings

Update & recovery

  • Windows Update will now ask you to schedule a pending update if no good timeslot to automatically update can be found

General

  • The icons for full screen searches have been made smaller to allow for more results

Ink Workspace

  • You can now start working on a previous screen sketch
  • The ink pen, pencil and highlighter now show a preview of what it looks like to use the currently selected color and thickness
  • The ruler can now be rotated in sub degree increments
  • The cursor will no longer be shown when you are using ink

System

  • This update is being rolled out with the Unified Update Platform
  • New rendering technology for content in UWP apps
  • Windows will now temporarily prefer the Microsoft driver for USB Audio 2.0 over a third party driver
  • The handwriting panel will now float next to the input field by default rather than being docked
  • Windows Hello recognition has been improved
  • The default user's numlock settings is now preserved after upgrading
  • Windows will try to reapply power settings that got lost in previous upgrades
  • Uploading crash data will no longer interfere with other network-intensive activities
  • Improved scaling in Microsoft Management Console and Disk Management
  • You can now use File Explorer keyboard navigation shortcuts in the Registry Editor

Accessibility

  • Narrator can now tell you about fonts, colors, line spacing, margins and more
  • The default Context Awareness level for Narrator is now set to 2
  • The shortcut to get advanced information about the element with focus in Narrator has been changed to Caps Lock + F

Language

  • Windows will now better handle fuzzy matching for pinyin with an updated Microsoft Pinyin IME candidate pane experience
  • The IME mode indicator in the taskbar now has a context menu
  • You can now import and export self-learned phrases in the Pinyin IME
  • The Wubi IME now support self-learned phrases
  • You can now enter text in linemode for Chinese (Simplified)
  • You can now remove text predictions from the Japanese IME
  • Improved conversion accuracy and responsiveness in the Japanese IME

Apps

  • Windows Defender has been added as a default app
  • View 3D Preview has been added as a default app
  • Windows Holographic First Run has been renamed Windows Holographic
  • Contact Support has been renamed Get Help

Other features

  • Game Bar now provides support in full screen for an additional 19 titles: ARMA 3, Battlefield 1, Civilization V, Dark Souls III, Fallout 4, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Mad Max, Mafia 2, NBA 2K16, Overwatch, Star Wars: The Old Republic, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, The Binding of Isaac, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Terraria, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Total War: WARHAMMER, Warframe and World of Tanks

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevented attaching the F12 Developer Tools to Windows web apps
  • Fixes an issue where Narrator would say "No item in view" when the focus was on a tile in start
  • Fixes an issue where input could get stuck in some environments in the Japanese IME
  • Fixes an issue where the Virtual Touchpad's left and right buttons might not work on some devices
  • Fixes an issue where the Virtual Touchpad wouldn't be launched if the primary monitor wasn't touch-enabled
  • Fixes an issue where apps would launch on their own if the device is idle
  • Fixes an issue where navigating to the Battery settings would crash the Settings app
  • Fixes an issue where using - to switch languages using the Thai keyboard when typing in Office apps could result in a hang
  • Fixes an issue where double clicking an Excel document in File Explorer would crash Excel
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Hello would get stuck on "Looking for you"
  • Fixes an issue where Insiders with a Surface Dial would hear unexpected beeps when rotating the Dial
  • Fixes an issue where the storage usage for "Other" might show an unexpectedly high number
  • Fixes an issue where the PowerShell entry in the File Explorer's File menu would be greyed out without reason
  • Fixes an issue where the Clock and Calendar flyout in the taskbar would fail to launch when the display language was set to Chinese (Traditional) and the phonetic sorting method was being used
  • Fixes an issue where some notifications would initially appear to high or too low and then correct themselves to the correct place
  • Fixes an issue where the outline of an incoming notification toast was visible if the banners for that specific app where disabled
  • Fixes an issue where an empty Favorites bar would be shown despite favorites being shown in the Favorites folder
  • Fixes an issue where that could cause CPU throttling when idling on some webpages with many gifs and looping videos in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Alt + D would not set focus to the address bar in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Microsoft Studio games like Sudoku, Jigsaw, Minesweeper, Taptiles and Treasure Hunt could freeze on the splash screen
  • Fixes an issue where the taskbar would be visible on the Welcome screens after upgrading when set to be on top

Known issues

  • Using keyboard monitor hotkeys to adjust brightness won’t work correctly
  • A popup “Catastrophic Error” dialog when opening OneDrive folders could show up
  • DirectAccess may not work
  • When using Microsoft Edge with Narrator, you may hear "no item in view" or silence when tabbing or using other navigation commands
  • Hey Cortana, play <blah> on <AppName> won't work immediately after installing an app

14 December 2016

Cortana + search

  • Cortana can now shut down, restart and lock your device
  • Cortana can now change the volume of your device
  • You can now use Cortana to control music playback on more apps
  • Cortana will now remember what music app was used last time and open it by default if no app is specified
  • While listening to a radio station, you can ask Cortana to identify the song
  • Cortana can now recognize music in Chinese
  • If the device is idle, saying "Hey Cortana" will show a full screen UI optimized for long distance reading
  • Cortana now supports sign-in with Azure Active Directory identity to allow you to sign-in with your work or school account
  • The microphone icon for Cortana has been updated

Taskbar + Action center

  • The "Settings" entry in the taskbar context menu has been renamed "Taskbar settings"

File Explorer

  • The "Open command window here" context menu item has been replaced with "Open PowerShell window here"

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14986

  • Console filter settings will persist for buttons and context menu
  • Improved ES6 Modules debugging experience

EdgeHTML 15.14986

  • Support for the Brotli compressed data format (on by default) as an HTTP content-encoding method
  • Updated the MS-prefixed FIDO 2.0 implementation to match the latest W3C Web Authentication specification
  • Partial support for CSS Custom Properties (aka CSS Variables)
  • Preliminary support for the IntersectionObserver API
  • Async/await is on by default
  • DOM performance improvements

about:flags

  • "Core platform support for Fetch abstraction" has been added
  • "Preliminary implementation of the Payment Request DOM API" has been added
  • "Support for the individual transform syntax for CSS transforms" has been added

Settings

System

  • The settings to change saving locations have been moved to their own page in Storage settings
  • The Storage usage page has been redesigned and categories are now ordered from highest usage to lowest

Devices

  • A new Enterprise Cloud Printers discovery UI is now available

Network & Internet

  • The Data usage page now shows a bar graph instead of a circle
  • Data usage details for individual apps now show usage as a bar

Personalization

  • You can now enable the Virtual Touchpad icon from within settings

Update & recovery

  • Windows Update will now ask you to schedule a pending update if no good timeslot to automatically update can be found

General

  • The icons for full screen searches have been made smaller to allow for more results

Ink Workspace

  • You can now start working on a previous screen sketch
  • The ink pen, pencil and highlighter now show a preview of what it looks like to use the currently selected color and thickness
  • The ruler can now be rotated in sub degree increments
  • The cursor will no longer be shown when you are using ink

System

  • This update is being rolled out with the Unified Update Platform
  • New rendering technology for content in UWP apps
  • Windows will now temporarily prefer the Microsoft driver for USB Audio 2.0 over a third party driver
  • The handwriting panel will now float next to the input field by default rather than being docked
  • Windows Hello recognition has been improved
  • The default user's numlock settings is now preserved after upgrading
  • Windows will try to reapply power settings that got lost in previous upgrades
  • Uploading crash data will no longer interfere with other network-intensive activities
  • Improved scaling in Microsoft Management Console and Disk Management
  • You can now use File Explorer keyboard navigation shortcuts in the Registry Editor

Accessibility

  • Narrator can now tell you about fonts, colors, line spacing, margins and more
  • The default Context Awareness level for Narrator is now set to 2
  • The shortcut to get advanced information about the element with focus in Narrator has been changed to Caps Lock + F

Language

  • Windows will now better handle fuzzy matching for pinyin with an updated Microsoft Pinyin IME candidate pane experience
  • The IME mode indicator in the taskbar now has a context menu
  • You can now import and export self-learned phrases in the Pinyin IME
  • The Wubi IME now support self-learned phrases
  • You can now enter text in linemode for Chinese (Simplified)
  • You can now remove text predictions from the Japanese IME
  • Improved conversion accuracy and responsiveness in the Japanese IME

Apps

  • Windows Defender has been added as a default app
  • View 3D Preview has been added as a default app
  • Windows Holographic First Run has been renamed Windows Holographic
  • Contact Support has been renamed Get Help

Other features

  • Game Bar now provides support in full screen for an additional 19 titles: ARMA 3, Battlefield 1, Civilization V, Dark Souls III, Fallout 4, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Mad Max, Mafia 2, NBA 2K16, Overwatch, Star Wars: The Old Republic, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, The Binding of Isaac, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Terraria, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Total War: WARHAMMER, Warframe and World of Tanks

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevented attaching the F12 Developer Tools to Windows web apps
  • Fixes an issue where Narrator would say "No item in view" when the focus was on a tile in start
  • Fixes an issue where input could get stuck in some environments in the Japanese IME
  • Fixes an issue where the Virtual Touchpad's left and right buttons might not work on some devices
  • Fixes an issue where the Virtual Touchpad wouldn't be launched if the primary monitor wasn't touch-enabled
  • Fixes an issue where apps would launch on their own if the device is idle
  • Fixes an issue where navigating to the Battery settings would crash the Settings app
  • Fixes an issue where using - to switch languages using the Thai keyboard when typing in Office apps could result in a hang
  • Fixes an issue where double clicking an Excel document in File Explorer would crash Excel
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Hello would get stuck on "Looking for you"
  • Fixes an issue where Insiders with a Surface Dial would hear unexpected beeps when rotating the Dial
  • Fixes an issue where the storage usage for "Other" might show an unexpectedly high number
  • Fixes an issue where the PowerShell entry in the File Explorer's File menu would be greyed out without reason
  • Fixes an issue where the Clock and Calendar flyout in the taskbar would fail to launch when the display language was set to Chinese (Traditional) and the phonetic sorting method was being used
  • Fixes an issue where some notifications would initially appear to high or too low and then correct themselves to the correct place
  • Fixes an issue where the outline of an incoming notification toast was visible if the banners for that specific app where disabled
  • Fixes an issue where an empty Favorites bar would be shown despite favorites being shown in the Favorites folder
  • Fixes an issue where that could cause CPU throttling when idling on some webpages with many gifs and looping videos in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Alt + D would not set focus to the address bar in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Microsoft Studio games like Sudoku, Jigsaw, Minesweeper, Taptiles and Treasure Hunt could freeze on the splash screen
  • Fixes an issue where the taskbar would be visible on the Welcome screens after upgrading when set to be on top

Known issues

  • Using keyboard monitor hotkeys to adjust brightness won’t work correctly
  • A popup “Catastrophic Error” dialog when opening OneDrive folders could show up
  • DirectAccess may not work
  • When using Microsoft Edge with Narrator, you may hear "no item in view" or silence when tabbing or using other navigation commands
  • Hey Cortana, play <blah> on <AppName> won't work immediately after installing an app

13 December 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of Security Support Provider Interface

Fixes issues

  • Fixes a service crash in CDPSVC that in some situations could lead to the machine not being able to acquire an IP address
  • Fixes an issue where a Catalog-signed module installation does not work on Nano Server
  • Fixes an issue with Devices left with Hello on for an excessive amount of time will not go into power savings mode
  • Fixes an issue with gl_pointSize to not work properly when used with drawElements method in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes an issue where Azure Active Directory-joined machines after upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1607 cannot sync with Exchange
  • Fixes an additional issues with app compatibility, updated time zone information, Internet Explorer
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Uniscribe Common Log File System Driver

And further

  • Improved the reliability of Internet Explorer 11

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue with AppLocker failing to check for certificate revocation while verifying the binary signature
  • Fixes an issue with an error that occurs when the home page of the browser is set to an extremely long URL
  • Fixes an an issue where the user sometimes incorrectly gets an error notification to fix the USB device connected to Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes an issue with search suggestions and suggested sites feature of the browser not working properly
  • Fixes additional issues with updates to time zone information and Internet Explorer Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Uniscribe, Internet Explorer, the Windows OS, Microsoft Graphics Component, kernel-mode driver, Windows Hyper-V and the Windows kernel

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue that causes the System Center Configuration Manager client to fail installation when a device is re-imaged using the SCCM task sequence
  • Fixes an issue with an error that occurs when the home page of the browser is set to an extremely long URL
  • Fixes an issue with search suggestions and suggested sites feature of the browser not working properly
  • Fixes an issue when changing the password for a local account with update KB3198585 installed, the computer will hang at "Changing Password"
  • Fixes additional issues with Internet Explorer and updates to time zone information Security updates to Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Graphics Component, the Windows OS, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows Hyper-V, Windows kernel and the kernel-mode driver

9 December 2016

And further

  • Improved the reliability of mobile device management disenrollment, Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM), Peripheral Component Interface and PowerShell

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue that causes excessive battery drain if you have a Chinese Input Method Editor installed and use Windows Hello to log in
  • Fixes an issue with OLE drag and drop that prevents users from downloading a SharePoint document library as a file
  • Fixes an issue with Super Floppy-formatted fixed media devices that are not recognized by Windows 10 Anniversary Update or accessible in Windows Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that causes the System Center Configuration Manager client to fail installation when a device is re-imaged using the SCCM task sequence
  • Fixes an issue that causes the loss of optional component state information, including all Hyper-V virtual machines, after upgrade
  • Fixes an issue that causes Windows Explorer to display information that's inconsistent with what's stored on the Floppy disk
  • Fixes an issue that, after connecting a shared CD/DVD-hosted drive with no media inserted, causes some of the commands to hang
  • Fixes an issue where customers cannot use directory cache sizes greater than 64 KB
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Explorer sometimes does not prompt for credentials when a user logs on using a Microsoft account
  • Fixes additional issues with application compatibility and Internet Explorer
10.0.14393.479 (rs1_release.161110-2025)

7 December 2016

Cortana + search

  • Cortana can now shut down, restart and lock your device
  • Cortana can now change the volume of your device
  • You can now use Cortana to control music playback on more apps
  • Cortana will now remember what music app was used last time and open it by default if no app is specified
  • While listening to a radio station, you can ask Cortana to identify the song
  • Cortana can now recognize music in Chinese
  • If the device is idle, saying "Hey Cortana" will show a full screen UI optimized for long distance reading
  • Cortana now supports sign-in with Azure Active Directory identity to allow you to sign-in with your work or school account
  • The microphone icon for Cortana has been updated

Taskbar + Action center

  • The "Settings" entry in the taskbar context menu has been renamed "Taskbar settings"

File Explorer

  • The "Open command window here" context menu item has been replaced with "Open PowerShell window here"

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14986

  • Console filter settings will persist for buttons and context menu
  • Improved ES6 Modules debugging experience

EdgeHTML 15.14986

  • Support for the Brotli compressed data format (on by default) as an HTTP content-encoding method
  • Updated the MS-prefixed FIDO 2.0 implementation to match the latest W3C Web Authentication specification
  • Partial support for CSS Custom Properties (aka CSS Variables)
  • Preliminary support for the IntersectionObserver API
  • Async/await is on by default
  • DOM performance improvements

about:flags

  • "Core platform support for Fetch abstraction" has been added
  • "Preliminary implementation of the Payment Request DOM API" has been added
  • "Support for the individual transform syntax for CSS transforms" has been added

Settings

System

  • The settings to change saving locations have been moved to their own page in Storage settings
  • The Storage usage page has been redesigned and categories are now ordered from highest usage to lowest

Devices

  • A new Enterprise Cloud Printers discovery UI is now available

Network & Internet

  • The Data usage page now shows a bar graph instead of a circle
  • Data usage details for individual apps now show usage as a bar

Personalization

  • You can now enable the Virtual Touchpad icon from within settings

Update & recovery

  • Windows Update will now ask you to schedule a pending update if no good timeslot to automatically update can be found

General

  • The icons for full screen searches have been made smaller to allow for more results

Ink Workspace

  • You can now start working on a previous screen sketch
  • The ink pen, pencil and highlighter now show a preview of what it looks like to use the currently selected color and thickness
  • The ruler can now be rotated in sub degree increments
  • The cursor will no longer be shown when you are using ink

System

  • This update is being rolled out with the Unified Update Platform
  • New rendering technology for content in UWP apps
  • Windows will now temporarily prefer the Microsoft driver for USB Audio 2.0 over a third party driver
  • The handwriting panel will now float next to the input field by default rather than being docked
  • Windows Hello recognition has been improved
  • The default user's numlock settings is now preserved after upgrading
  • Windows will try to reapply power settings that got lost in previous upgrades
  • Uploading crash data will no longer interfere with other network-intensive activities
  • Improved scaling in Microsoft Management Console and Disk Management
  • You can now use File Explorer keyboard navigation shortcuts in the Registry Editor

Accessibility

  • Narrator can now tell you about fonts, colors, line spacing, margins and more
  • The default Context Awareness level for Narrator is now set to 2
  • The shortcut to get advanced information about the element with focus in Narrator has been changed to Caps Lock + F

Language

  • Windows will now better handle fuzzy matching for pinyin with an updated Microsoft Pinyin IME candidate pane experience
  • The IME mode indicator in the taskbar now has a context menu
  • You can now import and export self-learned phrases in the Pinyin IME
  • The Wubi IME now support self-learned phrases
  • You can now enter text in linemode for Chinese (Simplified)
  • You can now remove text predictions from the Japanese IME
  • Improved conversion accuracy and responsiveness in the Japanese IME

Apps

  • Windows Defender has been added as a default app
  • View 3D Preview has been added as a default app
  • Windows Holographic First Run has been renamed Windows Holographic
  • Contact Support has been renamed Get Help

Other features

  • Game Bar now provides support in full screen for an additional 19 titles: ARMA 3, Battlefield 1, Civilization V, Dark Souls III, Fallout 4, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Mad Max, Mafia 2, NBA 2K16, Overwatch, Star Wars: The Old Republic, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, The Binding of Isaac, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Terraria, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Total War: WARHAMMER, Warframe and World of Tanks

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevented attaching the F12 Developer Tools to Windows web apps
  • Fixes an issue where Narrator would say "No item in view" when the focus was on a tile in start
  • Fixes an issue where input could get stuck in some environments in the Japanese IME
  • Fixes an issue where the Virtual Touchpad's left and right buttons might not work on some devices
  • Fixes an issue where the Virtual Touchpad wouldn't be launched if the primary monitor wasn't touch-enabled
  • Fixes an issue where apps would launch on their own if the device is idle
  • Fixes an issue where navigating to the Battery settings would crash the Settings app
  • Fixes an issue where using - to switch languages using the Thai keyboard when typing in Office apps could result in a hang
  • Fixes an issue where double clicking an Excel document in File Explorer would crash Excel
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Hello would get stuck on "Looking for you"
  • Fixes an issue where Insiders with a Surface Dial would hear unexpected beeps when rotating the Dial
  • Fixes an issue where the storage usage for "Other" might show an unexpectedly high number
  • Fixes an issue where the PowerShell entry in the File Explorer's File menu would be greyed out without reason
  • Fixes an issue where the Clock and Calendar flyout in the taskbar would fail to launch when the display language was set to Chinese (Traditional) and the phonetic sorting method was being used
  • Fixes an issue where some notifications would initially appear to high or too low and then correct themselves to the correct place
  • Fixes an issue where the outline of an incoming notification toast was visible if the banners for that specific app where disabled
  • Fixes an issue where an empty Favorites bar would be shown despite favorites being shown in the Favorites folder
  • Fixes an issue where that could cause CPU throttling when idling on some webpages with many gifs and looping videos in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Alt + D would not set focus to the address bar in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Microsoft Studio games like Sudoku, Jigsaw, Minesweeper, Taptiles and Treasure Hunt could freeze on the splash screen
  • Fixes an issue where the taskbar would be visible on the Welcome screens after upgrading when set to be on top

Known issues

  • Using keyboard monitor hotkeys to adjust brightness won’t work correctly
  • A popup “Catastrophic Error” dialog when opening OneDrive folders could show up
  • DirectAccess may not work
  • When using Microsoft Edge with Narrator, you may hear "no item in view" or silence when tabbing or using other navigation commands
  • Hey Cortana, play <blah> on <AppName> won't work immediately after installing an app

29 November 2016

And further

  • Improved the reliability of multimedia audio, Remote Desktop, and Internet Explorer 11

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from connecting to a virtual private network (VPN)
  • Fixes an issue with a scheduled task that doesn’t run in Task Scheduler after reenabling
  • Fixes an issue to update the Access Point Name (APN) database
  • Fixes an issue with Japanese characters that are missing when converted by the Input Method Editor
  • Fixes an issue with the system tray showing no Wi-Fi connection even when Wi-Fi is present
  • Fixes an issue with Windows devices that disconnect from the Internet prematurely before users can complete their paid Wi-Fi purchase
  • Fixes an issue to update the new Belarusian ruble symbol to Br and the new ISO 4217 code to BYN
  • Fixes additional issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, packaging release management, authentication, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Remote Desktop, Active Directory, wireless networking, Windows shell, graphics, enterprise security and Microsoft HoloLens
  • Security updates to Boot Manager, Windows operating system, kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Video Control, Common Log File System driver, Windows authentication methods, Windows File Manager and the Microsoft Graphics Component

And further

  • Improved the reliability of mobile device management disenrollment, Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM), Peripheral Component Interface and PowerShell

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue that causes excessive battery drain if you have a Chinese Input Method Editor installed and use Windows Hello to log in
  • Fixes an issue with OLE drag and drop that prevents users from downloading a SharePoint document library as a file
  • Fixes an issue with Super Floppy-formatted fixed media devices that are not recognized by Windows 10 Anniversary Update or accessible in Windows Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that causes the System Center Configuration Manager client to fail installation when a device is re-imaged using the SCCM task sequence
  • Fixes an issue that causes the loss of optional component state information, including all Hyper-V virtual machines, after upgrade
  • Fixes an issue that causes Windows Explorer to display information that's inconsistent with what's stored on the Floppy disk
  • Fixes an issue that, after connecting a shared CD/DVD-hosted drive with no media inserted, causes some of the commands to hang
  • Fixes an issue where customers cannot use directory cache sizes greater than 64 KB
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Explorer sometimes does not prompt for credentials when a user logs on using a Microsoft account
  • Fixes additional issues with application compatibility and Internet Explorer
10.0.14393.479 (rs1_release.161110-2025)

17 November 2016

Taskbar + Action center

  • Command Prompt has been replaced with PowerShell in the Win + X menu by default

File Explorer

  • PowerShell is now the default command shell, replacing Command Prompt

User Interface

  • Desktop wizards like "Map a network drive" and "Extract from zip" will now scale properly when moving from one monitor to another

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14971

  • Edge now supports the EPUB file format
  • The "Snooze" feature has been removed
  • Icons of pages in the hub are now larger

Ink Workspace

  • When using Ink, the cursor will no longer be displayed
  • Improved reliability when using the protractor

Apps

  • Paint 3D Preview is now included as a default app

Other features

  • Yahoo Mail accounts will now be able to use OAuth

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the Japanese and Chinese IME might crash when an incompletely download or corrupted dictionary file is present
  • Fixes a number of issues in the Japanese and Chinese IME concerning using conversion mixed with predictions and phrase segmentation
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in unexpected graphic glitches after using the Japanese and Chinese IME for an extended period of time
  • Fixes an issue where the Magnifier keyboard shortcuts would fail to work on the lock screen
  • Fixes an issue where Disk Cleanup would fail to clean up all files in the Windows.old folder
  • Fixes an issue where shutting down the PC with some Device Manager dialogs open would result in the PC getting stuck at "Restarting..."
  • Fixes an issue in Edge where closing a tab with a middle click would change the size of the tabs
  • Fixes an issue where the copy-action in the context menu in Edge wouldn't work for links
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would not remember the window size when closed by closing the final tab
  • Fixes an issue where pinned tabs in Edge would not get restored
  • Fixes a number of translations for Chinese speakers
  • Fixes an issue where expanding a notification in Action Center and then expanding another notification would result in the second notification collapsing immediately
  • Fixes an issue where the width of Start would not be preserved after rebooting

Known issues

  • Double-clicking on an Excel file will cause Microsoft Excel to crash
  • Microsoft Studios games like Microsoft Sudoku, Jigsaw, Minesweeper, Taptiles and Treasure Hunt may freeze at the splash screen on launch
  • Windows Holographic First Run will crash after going through a number of screens
  • Some apps like the Store, Photos and People may launch when your PC has been inactive for a period of time
  • Settings will crash after navigating to Settings > System > Battery
  • The monitor brightness can't be adjusted by the keyboard hotkeys in this build

16 November 2016

User Interface

  • In a dual monitor setup, you can now show a on-screen touchpad to navigate the mouse on other screens with touch if the screen on which the touchpad is displayed supports touch

Settings

Devices

  • There is now a link to handwriting training under "Pen & Windows Ink"
  • You can now disable the "Recommended app" in the Windows Ink Workspace

Ink Workspace

  • The number of Recently Used apps is now 6 instead of 5
  • When a lot of ink is present on a sketch, the Ink Workspace will now load faster
  • You can now make the protractor larger and smaller with the scroll-wheel on your mouse

System

  • You can now use Ctrl + L to set focus to the address bar in the Registry Editor
  • You can now use short notations for HKEY names (for example, HKCU instead of HKEY_CURRENT_USER)
  • Hyper-V instances will now remember your zoom level for the next session
  • Upgrades will now remember UAC settings, startup shortcuts and File Explorer folders pinned to the Start menu

And further

  • Windows will now respond better when Win + L is pressed when playing a full screen game
  • The Alt + F4 Shutdown dialog has been improved to better handle DPI changes with external monitors

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the background in the Ink Workspace for Sticky Notes would ding when tapped
  • Fixes an issue where resizeing and inking on the protractor would cause the Ink Workspace to crash
  • Fixes an issue where changing the zoom level in a Hyper-V Machine might cause the window to not resize properly and result in scrollbars
  • Fixed an issue where the title bar of a maximized VM window would be occluded when taskbar had been set to on top
  • Internet Explorer will no longer crash after launch
  • Fixes the "Prendre une <photo/video/selfie>" command in Cortana, which used to open a Bing search
  • Fixes an issue where tooltips for taskbar notification area items would incorrectly size after DPI changes until rebooting or signing out
  • Fixes an issue that caused File Explorer to crash when adding or renaming a folder on a network share
  • Fixes an issue that could result in text in the Outlook Calendar tile to be a little bit fuzzy
  • Fixes an issue where deleted files could reappear in File Explorer as 0 byte files
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Windows Default Lock Screen window to show after logging for some people
  • Fixes an issue that caused File Explorer to crash after right-clicking an app in Task Manager and selecting "Open File Location"
  • Fixes an issue where lists made with XAML to animate in from the inside
  • Fixes an issue where Cortana would crash when typing "Create an appointment" then clicking the resulted suggestion to "Create an appointment"
  • Fixes an issue where cancelling a file download in Microsoft Edge might result in other downloads getting stuck at the point where the first download was cancelled
  • Fixes an issue where the Japanese Input Method Editor would show the candidate window in the upper left corner of the PC and not allowing to enter text in Office 2016 apps or other text editors

Known issues

  • Double-clicking on an Excel file will cause Microsoft Excel to crash
  • Microsoft Studios games like Microsoft Sudoku, Jigsaw, Minesweeper, Taptiles and Treasure Hunt may freeze at the splash screen on launch
  • Surface Pro 3s with a SD memory card will get stuck at "Working on updates 22%"
  • Some apps like the Store, Photos and People may launch when your PC has been inactive for a period of time

9 November 2016

User Interface

  • In a dual monitor setup, you can now show a on-screen touchpad to navigate the mouse on other screens with touch if the screen on which the touchpad is displayed supports touch

Settings

Devices

  • There is now a link to handwriting training under "Pen & Windows Ink"
  • You can now disable the "Recommended app" in the Windows Ink Workspace

Ink Workspace

  • The number of Recently Used apps is now 6 instead of 5
  • When a lot of ink is present on a sketch, the Ink Workspace will now load faster
  • You can now make the protractor larger and smaller with the scroll-wheel on your mouse

System

  • You can now use Ctrl + L to set focus to the address bar in the Registry Editor
  • You can now use short notations for HKEY names (for example, HKCU instead of HKEY_CURRENT_USER)
  • Hyper-V instances will now remember your zoom level for the next session
  • Upgrades will now remember UAC settings, startup shortcuts and File Explorer folders pinned to the Start menu

And further

  • Windows will now respond better when Win + L is pressed when playing a full screen game
  • The Alt + F4 Shutdown dialog has been improved to better handle DPI changes with external monitors

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the background in the Ink Workspace for Sticky Notes would ding when tapped
  • Fixes an issue where resizeing and inking on the protractor would cause the Ink Workspace to crash
  • Fixes an issue where changing the zoom level in a Hyper-V Machine might cause the window to not resize properly and result in scrollbars
  • Fixed an issue where the title bar of a maximized VM window would be occluded when taskbar had been set to on top
  • Internet Explorer will no longer crash after launch
  • Fixes the "Prendre une <photo/video/selfie>" command in Cortana, which used to open a Bing search
  • Fixes an issue where tooltips for taskbar notification area items would incorrectly size after DPI changes until rebooting or signing out
  • Fixes an issue that caused File Explorer to crash when adding or renaming a folder on a network share
  • Fixes an issue that could result in text in the Outlook Calendar tile to be a little bit fuzzy
  • Fixes an issue where deleted files could reappear in File Explorer as 0 byte files
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Windows Default Lock Screen window to show after logging for some people
  • Fixes an issue that caused File Explorer to crash after right-clicking an app in Task Manager and selecting "Open File Location"
  • Fixes an issue where lists made with XAML to animate in from the inside
  • Fixes an issue where Cortana would crash when typing "Create an appointment" then clicking the resulted suggestion to "Create an appointment"
  • Fixes an issue where cancelling a file download in Microsoft Edge might result in other downloads getting stuck at the point where the first download was cancelled
  • Fixes an issue where the Japanese Input Method Editor would show the candidate window in the upper left corner of the PC and not allowing to enter text in Office 2016 apps or other text editors

Known issues

  • Double-clicking on an Excel file will cause Microsoft Excel to crash
  • Microsoft Studios games like Microsoft Sudoku, Jigsaw, Minesweeper, Taptiles and Treasure Hunt may freeze at the splash screen on launch
  • Surface Pro 3s with a SD memory card will get stuck at "Working on updates 22%"
  • Some apps like the Store, Photos and People may launch when your PC has been inactive for a period of time

8 November 2016

And further

  • Improved the reliability of multimedia audio, Remote Desktop, and Internet Explorer 11

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from connecting to a virtual private network (VPN)
  • Fixes an issue with a scheduled task that doesn’t run in Task Scheduler after reenabling
  • Fixes an issue to update the Access Point Name (APN) database
  • Fixes an issue with Japanese characters that are missing when converted by the Input Method Editor
  • Fixes an issue with the system tray showing no Wi-Fi connection even when Wi-Fi is present
  • Fixes an issue with Windows devices that disconnect from the Internet prematurely before users can complete their paid Wi-Fi purchase
  • Fixes an issue to update the new Belarusian ruble symbol to Br and the new ISO 4217 code to BYN
  • Fixes additional issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, packaging release management, authentication, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Remote Desktop, Active Directory, wireless networking, Windows shell, graphics, enterprise security and Microsoft HoloLens
  • Security updates to Boot Manager, Windows operating system, kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Video Control, Common Log File System driver, Windows authentication methods, Windows File Manager and the Microsoft Graphics Component
10.0.14393.447 (rs1_release_inmarket.161102-0100)

And further

  • Improved the reliability of the Windows shell, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer 11

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue with Japanese characters that are missing when converted by the Input Method Editor
  • Fixes an issue with systems that randomly stop applying UNC Hardening group policy, leaving systems vulnerable until restarted
  • Fixes an issue with proxy authentication that causes Windows Update downloads to fail
  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from accessing network resources after logon after they’ve installed KB3185614
  • Fixes an issue with point rendering in Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge
  • Fixes an issue where users can’t navigate to Internet sites when a network is configured to use Web Proxy Auto Discovery (WPAD)
  • Fixes an issue where users can’t access Microsoft Store in an authenticated proxy environment
  • Fixes additional issues with enterprise security, Internet Explorer 11, Remote Desktop, datacenter networking, Windows shell, filter driver, the Access Point Name (APN) database, and wireless networking
  • Security updates to the Windows operating system, kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Edge, Boot Manager, Internet Explorer 11, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive, Microsoft Video Control, Windows authentication methods, Windows File Manager, OpenType and the Microsoft Graphics Component
10.0.10586.679 (th2_release.161102-0059)

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue to update the Access Point Name (APN) database
  • Fixes an issue with deadlocks occurring after a user password reset
  • Fixes an issue with point rendering in Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge
  • Fixes an issue with Japanese characters that are missing when converted by the Input Method Editor
  • Fixes additional issues with filter drivers, enterprise security, Windows shell, and Internet Explorer 11
  • Security updates to the Windows OS, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Windows File Manager, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows authentication methods, kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive, Microsoft Video Control, OpenType and the Common Log File System driver
10.0.10240.17190 (th1_release.161102-0059)

3 November 2016

System

  • You can now override the scaling in Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where some VMs would fail to display the remote desktop connection bar when entering full screen mode
  • Fixes an issue that caused the automatic brightness setting to be turned off after upgrading
  • Fixes an issue where domain connected PCs may fail to login if the computer was not connected to its domain network
  • Fixes an issue that caused some apps to be unable to update with error code 0x800700B7
  • Fixes an issue where some devices would crash when ejecting an SD card
  • Fixes an issue where disliking a Spotlight lock screen would show the new image, followed by a transition from the old image to the new one
  • Fixes an issue where launching apps from another app in Tablet mode would not cause the apps to show in side-by-side mode

Known issues

  • If you are running 3rd party antivirus software you might fail to install this build and will be rolled back to the previous build
  • Internet Explorer may crash after launch

2 November 2016

Fixed issues

  • Unknown fixes and enhancements
10.0.14931.1002 (rs_prerelease_flt_prev.161030-2111)

27 October 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Start, File Explorer, action center, graphics and the Windows kernel
  • Improved support for websites by updating the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload list
  • Improved support for IT administrators using Group Policy to block users updating the operating system from Windows Update
  • Improved reliability and stability of the notification framework for enabling contextual notifications in File Explorer

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that was causing System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Console to crash in State view
  • Fixes an connectivity issue from a 32-bit application to a Remote Desktop Gateway that doesn’t have HTTP tunneling enabled
  • Fixes an issue of updates not being restored when doing a system reset, even if those updates were permanently installed
  • Fixes an issue that was causing domain logon attempts to fail on a Windows 10 Pro device after upgrading from Windows 10 Home
  • Fixes an issue that was causing failed logon counts of non-admin users without network logon permissions to be counted as cumulative, resulting in devices going into BitLocker recovery more frequently
  • Fixes an issue that prevented System Center Configuration Manager from performing inventory uploads via Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) when Encrypting File System (EFS) has been disabled
  • Fixes additional issues with USB, Wi-Fi, clustering, setup, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, licensing, PowerShell, Component Object Model (COM), Windows kernel, graphics and Bluetooth

25 October 2016

Ink Workspace

  • The protractor will now keep showing the degree until you start drawing again
  • The degree visual will now have a white background instead of red

Accessibility

  • Narrator can now explain context of whatever it is reading
  • You can now use Caps Lock + / to read the current active window title
  • Narrator will now recognize edit boxes better in Scan Mode on the web
  • Improved reliability of continuous reading when changing focus

Other features

  • Updated advanced properties in Sounds control panel to allow you to select 24 and 32 bit at 176400Hz, and 16, 24 and 32 bit at 352800 Hz as the default format for devices that support it
  • USB Audio 2.0 devices are now named by using the make/model instead of a generic name

And further

  • The Trusted Platform Module Management control panel has been updated to provide more info when the TPM is "Not ready for use" or "Ready for use, with reduced functionality"

Fixed issues

  • Signing in to apps like Feedback Hub, Groove, MSN News, etc. with a Microsoft Account if you sign out will now work correctly again
  • Fixes an issue where precision touchpad was mis-classifying presses when mousing with one finger and pressing with another
  • Fixes an issue where "Reset touchpad" would appear on PCs that don’t support precision touchpad
  • Fixes an issue where the 4-Finger gesture graphic would be viewable in Settings on PCs that support only 3-contact
  • Fixes an issue where Paint.NETs horizontal scrolling was broken
  • Fixes an issue where continuous reading would stop when it shouldn't in Narrator
  • Fixes an issue where Task MAanger would open in its default view, instead of the view that was used before it was closed
  • Fixes an issue where partitioning a USB drive in DiskPart owuld result in an "The system cannot find the file specified" error
  • Fixes an issue where some USB drives would fail to mount automatically of in Device Maanger
  • Fixes an issue where the Accessibility settings would fail to raom down-level to PCs running Windows 10 Anniversary Update which could result in performance issues
  • Fixes an issue where Settings would crash when copying hardware properties from the Wi-Fi page
  • Fixes an issue where files were no longer automatically selected when being pasted into a folder in File Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that caused users to be unable to add a Time or Place to Reminders in Cortana
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would not allow dragging content out of the browser to other apps
  • Fixes an issue where Microsoft edge would crash when clicking the share button to share PDFs to Mail

Known issues

  • If you are running 3rd party antivirus software you might fail to install this build and will be rolled back to the previous build
  • The protractor in Sketchpad might cause the Ink Workspace to crash

21 October 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Start, File Explorer, action center, graphics and the Windows kernel
  • Improved support for websites by updating the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload list
  • Improved support for IT administrators using Group Policy to block users updating the operating system from Windows Update
  • Improved reliability and stability of the notification framework for enabling contextual notifications in File Explorer

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that was causing System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Console to crash in State view
  • Fixes an connectivity issue from a 32-bit application to a Remote Desktop Gateway that doesn’t have HTTP tunneling enabled
  • Fixes an issue of updates not being restored when doing a system reset, even if those updates were permanently installed
  • Fixes an issue that was causing domain logon attempts to fail on a Windows 10 Pro device after upgrading from Windows 10 Home
  • Fixes an issue that was causing failed logon counts of non-admin users without network logon permissions to be counted as cumulative, resulting in devices going into BitLocker recovery more frequently
  • Fixes an issue that prevented System Center Configuration Manager from performing inventory uploads via Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) when Encrypting File System (EFS) has been disabled
  • Fixes additional issues with USB, Wi-Fi, clustering, setup, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, licensing, PowerShell, Component Object Model (COM), Windows kernel, graphics and Bluetooth
10.0.14393.351 (rs1_release_inmarket.161014-1755)

19 October 2016

Settings

Devices

  • You can now set basic swipe gestures to alter the audio and volume
  • Adds support to record a key combo under Advanced gestures
  • Resetting the gestures page will now result in a progress circle and a checkmark when it is finished

Ink Workspace

  • You can now change both color and thickness of pencils without having to reopen the dropdown
  • The protractor tool has been added with a compass included

System

  • PCs will no longer have to reboot after turning on Developer Mode
  • Upgrading will now migrate custom scan code mappings

Accessibility

  • Narrator will now indicate when it is exiting

Other features

  • Installing Bash on Ubuntu on Windows will now install version 16.04 instead of 14.04
  • You can now launch Windows binaries from a WSL command prompt

Fixed issues

  • The reset button for gestures now also resets the advanced gestures
  • The 4-finger gesture graphic will no longer be shown on devices that only support up to 3 contact points
  • Fixes an issue where some of the advanced options for gestures wouldn't funcion correctly
  • Fixes a number of issues with Narrator's continuous reading on tablets and web pages
  • Fixes the dialogs shown on Caps Lock + W, which will be readed again correctly
  • Fixes an issue where reading hints on Narrator would interupt the reading of information
  • Fixes an issue where PCs in Connected Standby would bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue where games like Fora Horizon 3, Gears of War and more would fail installing from the store with aa 0x80073cf9 error
  • Fixes an issue where larger games like Fora Horizon 3, Gears of War and more would fail to launch
  • Fixes an issue where console windows would not snap correctly on the inner edges of a multi-monitor setup with different DPI scaling
  • Fixes an issue where all agenda items in the Clock and Calendar flyout would use the primary calendar's color
  • Fixes an issue where domain-joined devices would grey out the Add PIN button in Settings
  • Fixes an issue where Groove would crash when reordering songs in a very long playlist
  • Fixes an issue where Adobe Photoshop Express might crash after hiting the "Correct" button when editing a cropped image
  • Fixes an issue where .Csv of .xlsx files downloaded in Edge would appear to be locked for editing when SmartSceen was enabled
  • Fixes an issue where enabling the RemoteFX adaptor for a Virtual Machine would cause a 0x80004005 error

Known issues

  • If you are running 3rd party antivirus software you might fail to install this build and will be rolled back to the previous build
  • Signing in to apps like Feedback Hub, Groove, MSN News, etc. with a Microsoft Account if you sign out will not work
  • The protractor in Sketchpad might cause the Ink Workspace to crash
10.0.14951.1000 (rs_prerelease.161014-1700)

13 October 2016

Settings

Network & Internet

  • You can now set a time for when the Wi-Fi connection on your device has to be turned on again

System

  • Optional components will now stay installed after upgrading to this build

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where signing into games that use Xbox Live wouldn't work
  • Fixes an issue that caused Edge to crash on launch or when typing in the address bar or opening a new tab
  • Fixes an issue that caused touch scrolling to respond incorrectly in Windows 10 apps
  • Fixes an issue where explorer.exe would hang when trying to open large .mov-files
  • Fixes an issue that would make a red X appear on the network icon despite there being an active internet connection
  • Fixes an issue where the brightness of the screen in the Quick Action toggle would be incorrect if the device was set to adjust brighness automatically
  • Fixes an issue that caused Narrator to not track focus in the start menu "All apps" list and tiles
  • Fixes an issue where a "Open with"-dialog would be displayed with two entries for Calculator after tapping the Calculator key on keyboards or after opening the Calculator app

Known issues

  • If you are running 3rd party antivirus software you might fail to install this build and will be rolled back to the previous build
  • Large Windows Store games like Gears of War 4, ReCore, Killer Instinct, Forza Horizon 3 and Rise of the Tomb Raider might fail to launch

11 October 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of Bluetooth and storage file system
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue causing printer drivers to not install correctly after installing security update KB317005
  • Fixes an issue causing sign-in errors if a password is entered incorrectly or a new password doesn’t meet password complexity requirements after installing security update KB3167679
  • Fixes an issue that required users to log out and log back in before using the application they installed using the Windows installer (MSI)
  • Fixes an issue that was causing excessive battery drain on Windows 10 Mobile when connected to Wi-Fi
  • Fixes an issue in which setting up both fingerprint and iris recognition sometimes causes the sign-in to fail on Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes an issue that was causing high CPU usage on Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes an additional issues with multimedia playback, revised daylight saving time, authentication, Internet Explorer 11 and Windows Shell
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Windows registry and diagnostics hub

And further

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, kernel mode drivers, downloading apps from the Store, and Windows graphics device interface
  • Improved support for websites by updating the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload list
  • Improved the upload of telemetry and download of telemetry settings in an authenticated proxy environment and support for Azure Active Directory

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue causing printer drivers to not install correctly after installing security update KB317005
  • Fixes an issue causing sign-in errors if a password is entered incorrectly or a new password doesn’t meet password complexity requirements after installing security update KB3167679
  • Fixes an issue that causes Internet Explorer 11 to fail sometimes when using a user-defined style sheet
  • Fixes an issue where scrollbar position is reset after display property is set to none in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes an issue where a script in a nested frameset may not run correctly in Microsoft Edge
  • Fixes additional issues with revised daylight saving time, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 and WebDAV
  • Security updates to kernel-mode drivers, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows registry and diagnostic hub

And further

  • Improved reliability of Windows graphics device interface
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name database
  • Improved support for websites by updating the HTTP Strict Transport Security preload list

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue causing printer drivers to not install correctly after installing security update KB317005
  • Fixes an issue causing sign-in errors if a password is entered incorrectly or a new password doesn’t meet password complexity requirements after installing security update KB3167679
  • Fixes an issue that causes Internet Explorer 11 to fail sometimes when using a user-defined style sheet
  • Fixes an issue with revised daylight saving time
  • Fixes additional issues with Internet Explorer 11 and licensing
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows registry and diagnostic hub

7 October 2016

Start

  • You can now hide the apps list in the start menu
  • The "All apps" button in Start will now show a badge with the number of new apps

Taskbar + Action center

  • "Control Panel" has been replaced with "Settings" in the Win+X menu
  • "Programs and Features", "Power Options", "System" and "Network Settings" now link to the Settings app instead of Control Panel in the Win+X menu

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14942

  • Improved ES6 Modules debugging in F12 Developer Tools

EdgeHTML 15.14942

  • H.264/AVC is now enabled by default for RTC
  • Support for CSS Custom Properties and CSP 2.0 (in development)
  • Improved support for WebRTC 1.0 and Service Workers (in development, behind flags)
  • General performance improvements
  • Changes to the network logic for Fetch algorithms in preparation for Service Worker Fetch interception (behind flags)

about:flags

  • "Disable navigator.pointerEnabled API" has been added
  • "Only execute timers once per second in nonvisible tabs to improve battery life" has been removed
  • "Use legacy setInterval behavior" has been removed
  • "Enable experimental H.264/AVC support" has been removed
  • "Enable Media Downloads over Fetch" has been added
  • "Enable CSS Downloads over Fetch" has been added
  • "Enable Web Authentication APIs for accessing scoped credentials" has been added

Settings

Privacy

  • A new page "Tasks" to manage which apps can access your tasks

Update & recovery

  • For Pro, Enterprise and Education, the range for Active Hours has been enlarged to 18 hours, up from 12
  • Windows Update has a new icon, resembling the outline of the Windows-logo with two circling arrows in it

System

  • Apps that have been de-provisioned from your OS image won't install again automatically unless you reinstalled them yourself
  • On devices with more than 3.5 GB memory, service hosts will be split into individual processes
    • When one process fails, it will no longer take down the whole service host
    • Task Manager will give a better overview of what Windows is doing in these background processes
    • It will be easier to troubleshoot which process is causing issues for both IT pros and Microsoft
    • Process will now all have their own individual permissions, improving security
  • Custom printer names will now be remembered after upgrading

Accessibility

  • Narrator now supports form field navigation and a number of new keyboard shortcuts to navigate forms
  • Narrator will now read the content of the page before the content on the bottom app bar if an app has one

Other features

  • The Registry Editor now has an address bar
  • Improved precision touchpad recognitions for left and right clicks, two-finger taps, improving pin-to-zoom and two-finger tap detection
  • Improved framerates when the Game bar is being shown on full screen games

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where sfc /scannow in an elevated prompt would fail at 20% and show a "could not perform the requested operation"-error
  • Fixes an issue where some areas in a notification would not respond to a click
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Personalization > Background settings-page to crash or show an empty context menu when right clicking one of the images
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Devices and Printers page to load slowly in Control Panel when certain types of audio devices where in it
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Defender’s Antimalware Service Executable would use a large amount of CPU
  • Fixes an issue where some NTFS partitions might show up as RAW for external hard drives

Known issues

  • The IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service will not be able to start correctly
  • Xbox Live sign ins may fail
  • Edge might crash after launch, when typing in the address bar or when opening a new tab

5 October 2016

Fixed issues

  • When using Narrator and Groove Music, Narrator will no longer speak the progress of a song when navigating to a progress bar while a song is playing
  • Using tab to navigate the Settings app now works again

1 October 2016

Fixed issues

  • When using Narrator and Groove Music, Narrator will no longer speak the progress of a song when navigating to a progress bar while a song is playing
  • Using tab to navigate the Settings app now works again
10.0.14931.1001 (rs_prerelease_flt_prev.160926-1728)

And further

  • Improved reliability of the Windows Update Agent, shared drives, virtual private network (VPN), clustering, HTTP downloads, Internet Explorer 11, Hyper-V platform, multimedia playback and Microsoft Edge
  • Improved performance of push and local notifications, Hyper-V platform, and some social media websites using Microsoft Edge
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where mapping a drive from an elevated command prompt doesn’t work with administrator credentials
  • Fixes an issue causing movies that were ripped using the transport stream (.ts) format to play without sound in Windows Media Player and the Xbox One Media Player app.
  • Fixes an issue causing the Movies & TV app on the Xbox to stop working when attempting to play content that was just purchased from the Store
  • Fixes an issue causing “Print all linked documents” to not work in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes an issue preventing some users from changing the default download location in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes an issue causing unnecessary notifications about fixing Microsoft account in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes additional issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, Windows shell, enterprise security, storage file system, Remote Desktop, core platform, Hyper-V platform, Windows Update for Business, display kernel, near field communication (NFC), input and composition, Bluetooth, Microsoft Lync 2010 compatibility, Windows Storage API, app registration, Trusted Platform Module, Group Policy, Internet Explorer 11, virtual private network (VPN), BitLocker, wireless networking, datacenter networking, Cortana, PowerShell, Active Directory, connection manager and data usage, Microsoft Edge, Windows Recovery Environment, file clustering, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, audio playback settings, DShow Bridge, app compatibility, licensing, cloud infrastructure, domain name system (DNS) server, network controller, USB barcode reader, and Adobe Flash Player

29 September 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of the Windows Update Agent, shared drives, virtual private network (VPN), clustering, HTTP downloads, Internet Explorer 11, Hyper-V platform, multimedia playback and Microsoft Edge
  • Improved performance of push and local notifications, Hyper-V platform, and some social media websites using Microsoft Edge
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where mapping a drive from an elevated command prompt doesn’t work with administrator credentials
  • Fixes an issue causing movies that were ripped using the transport stream (.ts) format to play without sound in Windows Media Player and the Xbox One Media Player app.
  • Fixes an issue causing the Movies & TV app on the Xbox to stop working when attempting to play content that was just purchased from the Store
  • Fixes an issue causing “Print all linked documents” to not work in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes an issue preventing some users from changing the default download location in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes an issue causing unnecessary notifications about fixing Microsoft account in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes additional issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, Windows shell, enterprise security, storage file system, Remote Desktop, core platform, Hyper-V platform, Windows Update for Business, display kernel, near field communication (NFC), input and composition, Bluetooth, Microsoft Lync 2010 compatibility, Windows Storage API, app registration, Trusted Platform Module, Group Policy, Internet Explorer 11, virtual private network (VPN), BitLocker, wireless networking, datacenter networking, Cortana, PowerShell, Active Directory, connection manager and data usage, Microsoft Edge, Windows Recovery Environment, file clustering, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, audio playback settings, DShow Bridge, app compatibility, licensing, cloud infrastructure, domain name system (DNS) server, network controller, USB barcode reader, and Adobe Flash Player

28 September 2016

Settings

System

  • Offline maps storage location has been moved from "Offline maps" to "Storage"

Network & Internet

  • Wi-Fi Calling has been added

Update & recovery

  • Windows Update now divides the update history in categories

System

  • You can now uninstall a number of stock apps that previously did not support this
  • Shared devices on your home network will only show up when the network is changed to "private" or "enterprise"

Fixed issues

  • When using Narrator and Groove Music, Narrator will no longer speak the progress of a song when navigating to a progress bar while a song is playing
  • Using tab to navigate the Settings app now works again
  • Fixes an issue where Explorer.exe would frequently crash

Known issues

  • Optional components may not work in this build
  • Tencent apps and games might cause your device to bugcheck
  • Running sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt will fail at 20%

27 September 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of the Windows Update Agent, shared drives, virtual private network (VPN), clustering, HTTP downloads, Internet Explorer 11, Hyper-V platform, multimedia playback and Microsoft Edge
  • Improved performance of push and local notifications, Hyper-V platform, and some social media websites using Microsoft Edge
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where mapping a drive from an elevated command prompt doesn’t work with administrator credentials
  • Fixes an issue causing movies that were ripped using the transport stream (.ts) format to play without sound in Windows Media Player and the Xbox One Media Player app.
  • Fixes an issue causing the Movies & TV app on the Xbox to stop working when attempting to play content that was just purchased from the Store
  • Fixes an issue causing “Print all linked documents” to not work in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes an issue preventing some users from changing the default download location in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes an issue causing unnecessary notifications about fixing Microsoft account in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes additional issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, Windows shell, enterprise security, storage file system, Remote Desktop, core platform, Hyper-V platform, Windows Update for Business, display kernel, near field communication (NFC), input and composition, Bluetooth, Microsoft Lync 2010 compatibility, Windows Storage API, app registration, Trusted Platform Module, Group Policy, Internet Explorer 11, virtual private network (VPN), BitLocker, wireless networking, datacenter networking, Cortana, PowerShell, Active Directory, connection manager and data usage, Microsoft Edge, Windows Recovery Environment, file clustering, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, audio playback settings, DShow Bridge, app compatibility, licensing, cloud infrastructure, domain name system (DNS) server, network controller, USB barcode reader, and Adobe Flash Player

21 September 2016

System

  • Built-in support for USB Audio 2.0

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that caused a black screen when signing out and switching to a different user account
  • Fixes an issue that prevented built-in Windows 10 apps like Calculator, Alarms & Clock and Voice Recorder from working

Known issues

  • While using Narrator and Groove Music, when navigating to a progress bar while a song is playing, Narrator will continually speak the progress of the song
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox will crash on launch
  • Optional components may not work in this build
  • Using tab to navigate the Settings app may not work
  • Tencent app and games might cause your device to bugcheck

14 September 2016

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14926

  • You can now use Snooze to put a website in a Cortana Reminder to make it show up in the Action Center
  • You can now import and export favorites from and to a file

EdgeHTML 15.14926

  • Improved performance on websites that change a large number of HTML Elements by improving the spellchecker efficiency

Settings

System

  • Storage Usage now shows icons for each type of file

Account

  • Windows Anywhere has been added under Account

System

  • Apps you have previously uninstalled will no longer be installed with every new upgrade

Other features

  • The PIN field on the logon screen will now register keys as numbers no matter if NumLock is on or off
  • Improved scaling for games that have a different aspect ratio than the native display resolution

Fixed issues

  • Fixes Adobe Acrobat Reader crashing when you try to launch it
  • The Settings app will no longer crash when going into Personalization settings
  • Fixes an issue where icons and text are not rendered properly on some devices using an Intel Atom processor
  • Fixes an issue where some people would get a bugcheck after plugging or unplugging some Kindles
  • Fixes a reliability issue in Edge that would cause unstable behavior on websites like Facebook and Outlook.com
  • Fixes an issue in Edge that would cause favorites in Edge to show the default favorite icon rather than the website's favicon
  • Fixes an issue where the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar would show full bars when the signal is low
  • Fixes an issue where the wireless network adapter in the Surface Pro 1 and Pro 2 would stop working
  • Fixes an issue where the File Explorer's "Open Command window here" context menu option was opening to the C:\Windows\System32 path instead of the folder it is opened from
  • Fixes an issue where the taskbar would fail to auto-hide when a full screen window has focus

Known issues

  • While using Narrator and Groove Music, when navigating to a progress bar while a song is playing, Narrator will continually speak the progress of the song
  • When signing out and switching users, you might see a black screen
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox will crash on launch
  • Optional components may not work in this build
  • Windows Calculator may not function properly in this build
  • Using tab to navigate the Settings app may not work

13 September 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of Windows Shell, map apps, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge
  • Improved support for using the camera app in Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel and Adobe Flash Player

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue causing push-button reset to not work correctly and roll back on devices with language set to any of the Unicode languages
  • Fixes an issue causing devices to crash after disconnecting an e-reader that was attached to the device
  • Fixes an issue causing devices to not recognize a Secure Digital (SD) card if it is inserted and removed multiple times
  • Fixes an issue causing some apps to not respond to the commands in the app bar in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes blocks alarm notifications in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes additional issues with rendering 4K resolution, missing Start menu tiles when running on battery, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Bluetooth compatibility, graphics, display rotation, app compatibility, Wi-Fi, Feedback Hub, Miracast, Windows Shell, revised daylight saving time and USB

Other features

  • Removed the Copy Protection option when ripping CDs in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format from Windows Media Player

And further

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, USB and the .NET framework
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Windows Secure Kernel Mode, Windows SMB Server, Windows kernel, Windows Lock Screen and Adobe Flash Player

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue with the link to "Change my environment variables" in the User Accounts Control Panel not working correctly
  • Fixes an issue where a device, which previously had Internet access, has the incorrect time and date after joining a network with no Internet access to SSL servers
  • Fixes an issue where someone with a mandatory profile can’t use the Start menu, Cortana, search, and some pre-installed apps
  • Fixes an issue where, after installing a package using Windows Installer (MSI), customers can’t run any command line utility unless they restart or sign out and then sign in to their device
  • Fixed an issue causing “Print all linked documents” to not work in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes additional issues with excessive security logging, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), consumer storage, Add-On List Group Policy Object, mobile broadband, filter drivers, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Media Player, graphics, revised daylight saving time,and Windows Shell

Other features

  • Removed the Copy Protection option when ripping CDs in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format from Windows Media Player

And further

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, .NET Framework,and Windows Kernel
  • Improved support for the Group Policy setting for signing in using a PIN
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Windows kernel, OLE automation, Windows lock screen, Windows Secure Kernel Mode, Windows SMB Server v1.0, Microsoft Graphics Component and PDF

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue causing print jobs to not complete, when printing multiple documents in succession
  • Fixes an issue where recovery of encryption certificates for a virtual smartcard doesn’t work
  • Fixes an issue preventing many built-in groups (such as Hyper-V administrators) from being created during setup of new devices using Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Fixes an issue causing links to webpages to display blank pages when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes an issue causing “Print all linked documents” to not work in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes additional issues with Internet Explorer 11, Windows Installer, Shell, Windows Media Player, revised daylight saving time and Windows Update for Business

31 August 2016

User Interface

  • The clickable area for each device in the Connect flyout is now as wide as the flyout itself

Microsoft Edge

EdgeHTML 14.14915

  • Partial support for Webkit-Text-Stroke and outline-offset
  • Partial support for WebRTC 1.0

about:flags

  • "Enable New Editing Command Implementation" has been added
  • "Enable New Serialization for Clipboard Implementation" has been added
  • "Enable TSF 3D Implementation" has been added

Settings

Update & recovery

  • Delivery Optimization is now enabled for Insiders

Language

  • A number of improvements have been made to translations

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where using the power button on the Start menu would crash Start
  • Fixes an issue that caused Cortana's text-to-speech capabilities to not work
  • Fixes an issue where Settings would crash on some editions of Windows 10
  • Fixes an issue where your Ring settings would not work
  • Fixes a compatibility issue that caused some apps like Yahoo Mail, Trivia Crack and others to crash
  • Fixes an issue that caused a delay in Mail notifications appearing
  • Fixes an issue where the "Open with" dialog's "Look for another app on this PC" link was broken if used after the "Run" dialog to open a file
  • Fixes an issue where using Chinese Input Method Editor might result in the device not going into or waking up from Connected Standby
  • Fixes an issue where using Ctrl + A in Edge to copy text and paste it into Notepad wouldn't paste anything
  • Fixes an issue where importing favorites from Internet Explorer into Edge would fail if the favorites foler is redirected to another folder

Known issues

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader may crash when you launch it
  • After signing out and switching users you may see a black screen and will be unable to log in to that account
  • Bash may not work after upgrading to this build
  • The Settings app may crash after going into Personalization

30 August 2016

25 August 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of the Windows Ink Workspace, Microsoft Edge, File Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), Cluster Health Service, Hyper-V, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), NTFS file system, PowerShell, Internet Explorer, facial recognition, graphics, Microsoft Store and Windows Shell
  • Improved performance for the speed of purchasing Store apps
  • Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle
  • Improved compatibility of using Xbox One controllers with various games
  • Improved support for new near-field communication (NFC) chips for Windows 10 Mobile

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue with incorrect character mapping between Japanese and Unicode for the question mark (?) symbol
  • Fixes an issue that prevents the download and initialization of .NET objects in Internet Explorer
  • Fixes an issue with game or app audio not resuming after ending a call on Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes additional issues with compatibility, Remote Desktop, BitLocker, PowerShell, Direct3D, networking policies, Dynamic Access Control (DAC) rules, Microsoft Edge, Connected Standby, mobile device management (MDM), printing, Fingerprint logon and Cortana

23 August 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of Network Controller, DNS server, gateways, Storage Spaces Direct, Group Managed Service Accounts, remote procedure calls (RPC), PowerShell, Internet Explorer, printer pairing and interoperability, the Windows kernel, Media Core, the Store, Connected Standby, Cluster Health service, the Hypervisor debugger and platform and Active Directory
  • Improved performance for Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) with many nodes or disks, scrolling lists on Xbox, DHCP address acquisition, Active Directory queries, and the Cluster Health service

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevents external media from playing on Xbox One using the Cast to Device menu
  • Fixes an issue that causes the Mouse events to be not recognized sometimes in Internet Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that slows the rendering and resizing of nested tables in Internet Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that was not causing the UI layout to be updated correctly in Internet Explorer 11 quirks mode
  • Fixes an issue that was causing nodes to be disconnected from a Cluster service intermittently
  • Fixes additional issues with MDM enrollment for an Azure Active Directory tenant, software compatibility, poor rendering of Yu Gothic font family, Cortana, slow connections to cluster shares, Xbox One cannot launch the Netflix app using the DIAL protocol, Xbox sound volume and music playback, all video stops while audio plays in a Movies & TV app, incorrect scaling of Internet Explorer's first-run dialog, driver setup, Windows Update for Business, apps failing to install after resetting device, boot failure with Hyper-V and BitLocker enabled, Cache Manager, Cluster Health service, cannot alter roles and features on a locked down machine, disk-to-enclosure mappings not working, PowerShell, missing lock screen image, fitness tracker not recognized as a mass storage device, synchronization not working between Intune and Azure Active Directory (AAD), failed Wi-Fi Skype calls, poor streaming playback using progressive download, failed cancellation of Store download, extensions for Microsoft Edge, incorrect Lock screen UI after resuming from hibernate and sleep and blocked installation of Store game bundles

And further - Second release

  • Improved download size optimization for updates

18 August 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of Network Controller, DNS server, gateways, Storage Spaces Direct, Group Managed Service Accounts, remote procedure calls (RPC), PowerShell, Internet Explorer, printer pairing and interoperability, the Windows kernel, Media Core, the Store, Connected Standby, Cluster Health service, the Hypervisor debugger and platform and Active Directory
  • Improved performance for Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) with many nodes or disks, scrolling lists on Xbox, DHCP address acquisition, Active Directory queries, and the Cluster Health service

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevents external media from playing on Xbox One using the Cast to Device menu
  • Fixes an issue that causes the Mouse events to be not recognized sometimes in Internet Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that slows the rendering and resizing of nested tables in Internet Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that was not causing the UI layout to be updated correctly in Internet Explorer 11 quirks mode
  • Fixes an issue that was causing nodes to be disconnected from a Cluster service intermittently
  • Fixes additional issues with MDM enrollment for an Azure Active Directory tenant, software compatibility, poor rendering of Yu Gothic font family, Cortana, slow connections to cluster shares, Xbox One cannot launch the Netflix app using the DIAL protocol, Xbox sound volume and music playback, all video stops while audio plays in a Movies & TV app, incorrect scaling of Internet Explorer's first-run dialog, driver setup, Windows Update for Business, apps failing to install after resetting device, boot failure with Hyper-V and BitLocker enabled, Cache Manager, Cluster Health service, cannot alter roles and features on a locked down machine, disk-to-enclosure mappings not working, PowerShell, missing lock screen image, fitness tracker not recognized as a mass storage device, synchronization not working between Intune and Azure Active Directory (AAD), failed Wi-Fi Skype calls, poor streaming playback using progressive download, failed cancellation of Store download, extensions for Microsoft Edge, incorrect Lock screen UI after resuming from hibernate and sleep and blocked installation of Store game bundles

And further - Second release

  • Improved download size optimization for updates

17 August 2016

Start and Action Center

  • You'll now get a notification welcoming you to Action Center

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14905

  • You can now use Ctrl + O to move focus to the address bar

Accessibility

  • Narrator Scan mode has been updated to support Ctrl + Alt + Home to go to the beginning of a table and Ctrl + Alt + End to go to the end

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where a blank space would appear between the address bar and the website you're visiting in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Sketchpad and Screen Sketch would crash when switching ink color twice in a row when the ruler was enabled

Known issues

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader will crash when you launch it
  • Cortana's text to speech capability is not functional
  • Clicking the power button in the Start menu will cause Start to close and won't show the flyout to restart, shutdown or sleep
  • Some apps like Yahoo Mail, Trivia Crack, Skype Translater Preview and Google will crash due to compatibility issues with platform changes
  • The Settings app may crash on some editions of Windows 10

16 August 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of Network Controller, DNS server, gateways, Storage Spaces Direct, Group Managed Service Accounts, remote procedure calls (RPC), PowerShell, Internet Explorer, printer pairing and interoperability, the Windows kernel, Media Core, the Store, Connected Standby, Cluster Health service, the Hypervisor debugger and platform and Active Directory
  • Improved performance for Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) with many nodes or disks, scrolling lists on Xbox, DHCP address acquisition, Active Directory queries, and the Cluster Health service

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevents external media from playing on Xbox One using the Cast to Device menu
  • Fixes an issue that causes the Mouse events to be not recognized sometimes in Internet Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that slows the rendering and resizing of nested tables in Internet Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that was not causing the UI layout to be updated correctly in Internet Explorer 11 quirks mode
  • Fixes an issue that was causing nodes to be disconnected from a Cluster service intermittently
  • Fixes additional issues with MDM enrollment for an Azure Active Directory tenant, software compatibility, poor rendering of Yu Gothic font family, Cortana, slow connections to cluster shares, Xbox One cannot launch the Netflix app using the DIAL protocol, Xbox sound volume and music playback, all video stops while audio plays in a Movies & TV app, incorrect scaling of Internet Explorer's first-run dialog, driver setup, Windows Update for Business, apps failing to install after resetting device, boot failure with Hyper-V and BitLocker enabled, Cache Manager, Cluster Health service, cannot alter roles and features on a locked down machine, disk-to-enclosure mappings not working, PowerShell, missing lock screen image, fitness tracker not recognized as a mass storage device, synchronization not working between Intune and Azure Active Directory (AAD), failed Wi-Fi Skype calls, poor streaming playback using progressive download, failed cancellation of Store download, extensions for Microsoft Edge, incorrect Lock screen UI after resuming from hibernate and sleep and blocked installation of Store game bundles

And further - Second release

  • Improved download size optimization for updates

11 August 2016

Microsoft Edge

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  • "Service Workers" has been added
  • "WebRTC 1.0" has been added
  • "TCP Fast Open" has been added
  • You can now set the composition engine

System

  • Kernel debugging over 1394 has been removed

Known issues

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader will crash when you launch it

9 August 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue to keep pen click settings after updating to Windows 10 Version 1607
  • Security updates to Kernel Mode Drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 and Windows Authentication Methods

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from completing the out-of-box experience (OOBE) with a local account using Korean characters

And further

  • Improved reliability by allowing more time for devices to recover from connected standby mode

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue affecting some devices with Bitlocker enabled that didn’t start up to the BitLocker password entry screen
  • Fixes an issue with MouseUp and MouseDown events not working correctly when using a scroll bar in an Inline Frame (IFrame)
  • Fixes an issue that delays the display of content when resizing the Internet Explorer 11 browser window
  • Fixes an issue with special keys and mouse clicks that don’t work on devices when Remote Assistance is in session
  • Fixes an issue with rendering multi-pixel points in Web Graphics Library (WebGL)
  • Fixes an additional issues with certain devices that can’t transition from connected standby to sleep mode, updates not installing, and Internet Explorer 11
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Kernel Mode Drivers, Windows Authentication Methods, Microsoft Graphics Component and Kernel Mode Blacklist

And further

  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11 and WebDAV shares

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue affecting some devices with Bitlocker enabled that didn’t start up to the BitLocker password entry screen
  • Fixes an issue with MouseUp and MouseDown events not working correctly when using a scroll bar in an Inline Frame (IFrame)
  • Fixes an issue that delays the display of content when resizing the Internet Explorer 11 browser window
  • Fixes an issue in DNS Subnet Prioritization that was impacting network connectivity
  • Fixes an issue with OLE drag and drop that prevents the download of more than one item per operation
  • Fixes an additional issues with revised daylight saving time, updates not installing, Internet Explorer 11, and the Windows kernel
  • Security updates to Kernel Mode Blacklist, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Authentication Methods, the lock screen, Kernel Mode Drivers and Secure Boot

2 August 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of background tasks and extensions for Microsoft Edge

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an licensing issue that prevents apps from activating
  • Fixes an issue that prevents changing display orientation after attaching a keyboard dock
  • Fixes an issue with scheduled update scans that are delayed during Connected Standby
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevent XAML apps from receiving keyboard input
  • Fixes an issue with event logging that creates very large virtual allocations
  • Fixes additional issues with Cortana, Microsoft Query and Microsoft Excel compatibility and the Korean Input Method Editor (IME)

1 August 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of background tasks and extensions for Microsoft Edge

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an licensing issue that prevents apps from activating
  • Fixes an issue that prevents changing display orientation after attaching a keyboard dock
  • Fixes an issue with scheduled update scans that are delayed during Connected Standby
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevent XAML apps from receiving keyboard input
  • Fixes an issue with event logging that creates very large virtual allocations
  • Fixes additional issues with Cortana, Microsoft Query and Microsoft Excel compatibility and the Korean Input Method Editor (IME)

28 July 2016

And further

  • Improves reliability and performance of Edge when AdBlock and LastPass are enabled

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue where the battery would be drained by a runaway CPU process when the device is idle
  • Fixes an issue where the battery would be draiend due to the proximity sensor always runing on some devices
  • Fixes an issue with Korean Input Method Editor not having the correct composition on some custom TSF3 edit controls
  • Fixes an issue that keeps you from typing in text into Search or the Store app without restarting the process

25 July 2016

And further

  • Improves reliability and performance of Edge when AdBlock and LastPass are enabled

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue where the battery would be drained by a runaway CPU process when the device is idle
  • Fixes an issue where the battery would be draiend due to the proximity sensor always runing on some devices
  • Fixes an issue with Korean Input Method Editor not having the correct composition on some custom TSF3 edit controls
  • Fixes an issue that keeps you from typing in text into Search or the Store app without restarting the process

22 July 2016

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where keyboard input would not rotate to landscape on tablet devices
  • Fixes an issue with text input with Korean Input Method Editor in some apps
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent apps from launching due to a licensing issue
  • Fixes an issue with apps that use DDE for inter-process communication

20 July 2016

System

  • You can now mount iPods as USB mass-storage devices

Other features

  • Improved reliability of Start, Cortana and Action Center

18 July 2016

System

  • You can now mount iPods as USB mass-storage devices

Other features

  • Improved reliability of Start, Cortana and Action Center

15 July 2016

Fixed issues

  • Booting a new Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 virtual machine will no longer fail, but requires a Technical Preview 5 update
  • A 0x80004005 error will no longer appear when enabling Developer Mode on the "For Developers" page

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the Narrator keyboard shortcuts don't work when the PC is locked, then logged in again and going to the desktop
  • Fixes an issue where Narrator would fail to read the date and time in Settings > Time & language > Date & time
  • Fixes a TPM driver crash that might result in a device bug-checking and reboot

Known issues

  • Booting a new Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 virtual machine will fail
  • A 0x80004005 error will appear when enabling Developer Mode on the "For Developers" page

12 July 2016

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the Narrator keyboard shortcuts don't work when the PC is locked, then logged in again and going to the desktop
  • Fixes an issue where Narrator would fail to read the date and time in Settings > Time & language > Date & time
  • Fixes a TPM driver crash that might result in a device bug-checking and reboot

Known issues

  • Booting a new Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 virtual machine will fail
  • A 0x80004005 error will appear when enabling Developer Mode on the "For Developers" page

And further

  • Improved reliability of Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, Miracast, and Windows kernel
  • Improved support for video playback in certain apps that didn't render video correctly after resuming from sleep

Fixed issues

  • Fixed issue with some people seeing a black screen instead of the lock screen when resuming from connected standby
  • Fixed issue with DirectAccess where the Disconnect button appears in some cases when the connection isn't fully established
  • Fixed issue where local user accounts weren't locked after a number of failed sign in attempts
  • Fixed additional issues in .NET, Windows Kernel, Windows Update, authentication, revised daylight saving time, support for PDF files, Bluetooth, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, networking and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Security updates for Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Kernel Mode Drivers, Windows Kernel, .NET Framework, Windows Secure Kernel Mode and Microsoft Print Spooler

And further

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, and Windows Update
  • Improved support for USB 3.0 to mount Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) CD-ROM devices

Fixes issues

  • Fixed issue in the NT File system (NTFS) that caused some systems to hang while restarting
  • Fixed issue that caused some drivers to fail during installation
  • Fixed issue that caused some apps to become unresponsive when used with an Input Method Editor
  • Fixed additional issues in Microsoft Graphics component, Internet Explorer 11, Scheduled Tasks and .NET Framework
  • Security updates for Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Print Spooler, Windows Kernel, Secure Kernel, Kernel Mode Drivers, .NET Framework, JScript and VBScript

9 July 2016

System

  • Improved battery life for Surface devices
  • Projecting to a PC auto-discoverability is now off by default

Fixed issues

  • A pop up that warns you for the evaluation expireing will no longer appear
  • Fixes an issue where Spotify sometiems crashes when playing music
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Google Chrome window to be clipped on the top when maximized
  • Fixes an issue where the host device of a Mobile Hotspot could result the host device bug-checking when used on the 5GHz band
  • Fixes an issue where the pin prompt when connecting to some VPNs would not appear on top of all windows
  • Fixes an issue where LastPass and AdBlock would not show the expected context menu items or status
  • Fixes an issue where some tabs may hang after exiting Web Notes

Known issues

  • Booting a new Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 virtual machine will fail
  • A 0x80004005 error will appear when enabling Developer Mode on the "For Developers"

7 July 2016

Cortana and search

  • The keyboard shortcut to open Cortana in listening mode is now Win + Shift + C

Desktop

  • The watermark is no longer visible

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 38.14379 to version 38.14383 with the following updates
    • "Get more extensions from the Store" now links to the Windows Store

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Quick Action locations and visibility will now be preserved when upgrading

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where disconnecting te Surface Book from an external monitor that was set as the primary monitor may result in the Surface Book showing in portrait mode instead of landscape until the screen was detached and reattached
  • Fixes an issue that caused the settings app to show media controls in the taskbar
  • Fixes an issue where dragging a file comparison or manage library dialog between two monitors with a different DPI would result in the dialogs no longer displaying correctly
  • Fixes an issue where the checkmark used to indicate a selected state in app bar toggle buttons wouldn't be visible in high contrast
  • Fixes an issue where connecting to a PC using Remote Desktop when a maximized window is immediately behind the Remote Desktop dialog would result in the Credential UI window being displayed behind the maximized window
  • Fixes an issue where Explorer would freeze after showing a tooltip
  • Fixes an issue where some Bluetooth mice may accelerate erratically
  • Fixes an issue where some urls on webpages in Edge would not be announced as hyperlinks by Narrator
  • Fixes an issue where some websites would cause a memory leak in Edge when LastPass is enabled

Known issues

  • Booting a new Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 virtual machine will fail
  • A 0x80004005 error will appear when enabling Developer Mode on the "For Developers"

30 June 2016

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the Crdential UI might scale incorrectly on High DPI
  • Fixes an issue that may cause Action Center to crash after dismissing a big number of notifications
  • Fixes an issue where Centennial apps being launched from Start or Cortana would not be accounted for in the "Most used" list
  • Fixes an issue where no note would have keyboard focus after minimizing then reopening Sticky Notes

Known issues

  • Using Continuum from your phone on your PC through the Connect app won't work

29 June 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability for Windows Media player, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, Miracast and Windows kernel
  • Improved support for playback of video in some applications that did not render the video while the audio continued after resuming from sleep

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue with some users noticing a black screen instead of the lock screen, when resuming from connected standby
  • Fixes an issue where the DirectAccess Disconnect button appears sometimes even when the connection is not fully established
  • Fixes an issue where local user accounts weren’t locked out after a number of failed sign in attempts
  • Fixes additional issues in .NET, Windows Kernel, Windows Update, Authentication, revised daylight saving time, support for PDF files, Bluetooth, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Networking and Wi-Fi connectivity

28 June 2016

User Interface

  • Windows Hello will no longer show your name when logging in

System

  • Improved consistency in scrolling and zooming speeds between monitors when using a multiple-monitor setup with a precision touchpad

Apps

  • Messaging Everywhere has been removed from the Messaging app

Other features

  • Narrator now supports using physical volume buttons to change the volume while Narrator is in Scan mode

Fixed issues

  • Clicking the networks or VPN Quick Action now opens the network settings page
  • Fixes an issue where the networks flyout only showed the link to the settings page
  • Fixes an issue where enabling Developer Mode would result in an error due to packages on Windows Update not being available
  • Fixes a crash that would occure in Narrator when arrowing through list entries
  • Fixes an issue that could keep you grom typing in some UWP apps
  • Fixes an issue that could result in some Polish characters being typed twice in UWP apps
  • Fixes an issue where the lock screen background could be displayed incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue where your password would become hidden when editing while using the reveal button
  • Fixes an issue where the search box in the settings app would be displayed above the search box instead of below it
  • Fixes an issue where the "For developers" settings would be blank when searchring for optional packages
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in no handwriting, speech or other optional components being listed in language settings
  • Fixes an issue that prevented "Set time zone automatically" from being enabled
  • Fixes an issue where the icons in some tiles would appear zoomed in
  • Fixes an issue that might cause Explorer.exe to crash when Edge sends a notification
  • Fixes an issue where the carret would go back to the begin of a line instead of remembering its y axis position when uising the up and down arrows in a textbox in Edge
  • Fixes an issue resulting in an authentication error when launching mstsc.exe from an elevated Command Prompt

System

  • Improved performance and reliability

Fixed issues

  • Unknown bug fixes

Known issues

  • Clicking the network and VPN toggles in the network fly out won't launch the network settings
  • Enabling Developer Mode will cause an error due to the required packages being incorrectly published

23 June 2016

System

  • Improved performance and reliability

Fixed issues

  • Unknown bug fixes

Known issues

  • Clicking the network and VPN toggles in the network fly out won't launch the network settings
  • Enabling Developer Mode will cause an error due to the required packages being incorrectly published

22 June 2016

User Interface

  • The Action Center now has an animation when notifications are deleted or moved by Windows

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 38.14367 to version 38.14371 with the following updates
    • When a download is opened outside of Edge, Edge will now launch with the download hub enabled

Settings

  • Visual updates and others
    • The 3D display state will now be saved when upgrading

System

  • You can now troubleshoot activations
  • It is now possible to link your Microsoft Account to your digital license

Other features

  • Improved learning speed and prediction in the Japanese IME
  • Improved sound and network icon on non-standard DPI settings
  • Improved reliability for the Action Center

Fixed issues

  • Narrator will now work again when toggled in the Settings app
  • Narrator will now speak at a normal speed again
  • Fixes an issue where the Japanese IME would hang for a short time
  • Fixes an issue where keyboard focus would move to the next favorite when editing the name of a favorite causes the caret to go beyond the end of the textbox
  • Fixes an issue where pressing enter would not trigger Edge to navigate to that URL of you opened a tab and started typing shortly afterwards
  • MPEG-2 videos will no longer show the wrong duration in the Movies and TV app
  • Fixes an issue where the "Scan options" text in Defender would be clipped on High-DPI screens
  • Fixes an issue where offline scan event wasn't correctly formatted and would show an exposed parameter in the Event Logs
  • Fixes an issue where the permission dialog for a new extension in Edge appears under the favorites bar
  • Fixes the "Please allow third party cookies in your browser"-error on some websites when using OneNote Web Clipper in Edge
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Action Center icon to be clipped by the Show desktop icon at 225% DPI
  • Fixes an issue that caused old appointments to show up between today's events
  • Fixes an issue that caused some keys to stop working when switching between the OCT and HEX mode
  • Fixes an issue where pressing Enter in the calculator would open the menu instead of calculating the result
  • Fixes an issue where the VPN Settings page could freeze when pressing Connect
  • Fixes an issue that caused VPN to attempt to automatically connect over metered networks when "Allow VPN over metered connection" is off
  • Fixes an issue where the Settings icon would be missing from Background apps and Data usage settings page
  • Fixes an issue where content in the Windows Insider Program page could be truncated
  • Fixes an issue with File Explorer that made it show two copies of a picture or screenshot taken on a phone whne that phone is connected to the PC while only one file exists on the phone
  • Fixes a glitching animation and missing animation when going to the All apps list and tile grid in start in tablet mode
  • Fixes the "The VPN connection needs your sign-in info"-notification showing up twice in Action Center when one needed to be displayed
  • Fixes an issue that caused some PDFs to not print
  • Fixes an issue where a focus box was sometimes visible in start, preventing type-to-search from working

Known issues

  • Clicking the network and VPN toggles in the network fly out won't launch the network settings

17 June 2016

Start and Action Center

  • The Recently installed-list is now displayed above Most used
  • Recently installed apps now stay visible under Recently installed for 7 days

Cortana and search

  • Right-clicking on a file will now allow you to open its location

Desktop

  • The size of the Windows Ink Workspace icon in the system tray now fits better in with the other system tray icons

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • The name, IP address, and mac address to be selectable for Mobile Hotspot are now selectable so that you can copy them

Ink Workspace

  • The X-button in Ink will now become red when hovering over it

And further

  • The expiration date has been moved to 2 October 2016

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue with the French version of Windows 10, making it available to all systems that have French as their base language
  • The Settings app will no longer crash by navigating to the privacy-settings
  • Fixes an issue that prevented PC and Mobile devices from projecting to another PC
  • Start will now launch again when an app is being installed on Chinese and Portuguese devices
  • Fixes an issue where scrolling in Windows Ink would not change the angle of the ruler
  • Fixes an issue with the share pane or accepting to go into or out of tablet mode to dismiss the Ink Workspace
  • Fixes an issue where monitors would switch order under display settings after being clicked, causing a number of scaling changes
  • Fixes an issue where the scaling-setting slider would jump to a random place while changing it
  • Fixes an issue that prevented you from unsnapping a full screen Remote Desktop window if you were asked to provide credentials while connecting
  • Fixes an issue where using semantic zoom could cause tile names to be cut off
  • Fixes an issue that prevented you from moving tiles with touch
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the device to go from idle to sleep when VPN was activated
  • Fixes an issue that caused the touch keyboard to appear on the lock screen after pressing NumLock
  • Fixes an issue in Microsoft Edge that makes the browser use a large amount of CPU for a page with many gifs
  • Fixes an issue where some captchas where not displayed correctly in Microsoft Edge
  • Fixes an issue that caused nothing to happen if you expand a Skype-notification
  • Fixes an issue where the scroll bar in Action Center would not get any margin from the chevrons and X-buttons of notifications
  • Fixes an issue that caused some logos in notifications to be missing from the Action Center
  • Fixes an issue where the cursor would not be displayed when using a Wacom tablet
  • Fixes an issue with the Settings app that caused it to open in a blank page after clicking on a search result
  • Fixes an issue where File Explorer could navigate to Quick Access after deleting something from a folder
  • Fixes an issue where right-clicking on the desktop could result in the spinning cursor to show for a long time before showing the context menu
  • Fixes an issue that keeps existing reminder from displaying in Cortana
  • Fixes an error when attempting to save a new reminder
  • Fixes an issue where the battery flyout might show an incorrect charging state for devices with two batteries
  • Fixes an issue that caused title bars of apps that are using the dark theme to not be dark when the window is not in focus
  • Fixes an issue that caused a progress indicator to show up on the lock screen before the background image would load

Known issues

  • If you click on a download link outside of Edge, Edge will open a tab, close it again and do nothing
    • You can go to the downloads hub to start the download
  • The Desktop App Converter Preview will not run on this build
    • If you need this tool, skip build 14366 by moving to the Slow ring
  • Narrator won't launch when toggling the switch to on in the Settings app

16 June 2016

Start and Action Center

  • If a Quick Action turns a certain functionality in your device on or off (Bluetooth, Flashlight, etc.) it will now show On/Off for a short period

Cortana and search

  • Cross-device notifications should now be more reliable and faster

User Interface

  • The width for the Japanese 12 key keyboard is now wider on small screens in portrait mode

Settings

  • Visual updates and others
    • The icons under Update & Security have been updated to be more reflective of their meaning

System

  • Handwriting Recognition support for 23 additional languages
  • Ctrl + Shift + P can now be used to turn of Private mode when Japanese Input Method Editor is used

Apps

  • You can now make a screenshot and open Feedback Hub directly with Win + F

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where notifications from other devices would display emoji’s as square boxes
  • Fixes an issue where some emoji’s would appear as square boxes in apps like Notepad
  • Fixes an issue with the Desktop App Converter Preview
  • Fixes an issue resulting in the dialog when joining the PC to an Azure AD appearing large on certain devices
  • Fixes an issue where the Win + A wouldn't work if the Action Center icon was turned off
  • Fixes an issue where notification would keep the Action Center from launching when their toast was still visible
  • Fixes an issue where Cortana would not show some system settings for some terms
  • Fixes an issue where the network flyout could change color from white to black when dark mode is used
  • Fixes an issue where PowerShell shortcuts on the taskbar could only open one functional window, while other windows would not accept input
  • Fixes an issue that caused Sticky Notes to flash black and white when a certain number of notes was already created
  • Fixes an issue that caused Office apps to not show up in Most used in start
  • Fixes an issue where Cortana would launch behind the Ink Workspace when activated with "Hey Cortana"
  • Fixes an issue that caused explorer.exe to crash when selecting "Open Command window here" from File Explorer's context menu

Known issues

  • Narrator won't launch when toggling the switch to on in the Settings app
  • Using quick-reply in notifications from your phone will only work when the phone's screen is turned on

14 June 2016

Start and Action Center

  • The Recently installed-list is now displayed above Most used
  • Recently installed apps now stay visible under Recently installed for 7 days

Cortana and search

  • Right-clicking on a file will now allow you to open its location

Desktop

  • The size of the Windows Ink Workspace icon in the system tray now fits better in with the other system tray icons

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • The name, IP address, and mac address to be selectable for Mobile Hotspot are now selectable so that you can copy them

Ink Workspace

  • The X-button in Ink will now become red when hovering over it

And further

  • The expiration date has been moved to 2 October 2016

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue with the French version of Windows 10, making it available to all systems that have French as their base language
  • The Settings app will no longer crash by navigating to the privacy-settings
  • Fixes an issue that prevented PC and Mobile devices from projecting to another PC
  • Start will now launch again when an app is being installed on Chinese and Portuguese devices
  • Fixes an issue where scrolling in Windows Ink would not change the angle of the ruler
  • Fixes an issue with the share pane or accepting to go into or out of tablet mode to dismiss the Ink Workspace
  • Fixes an issue where monitors would switch order under display settings after being clicked, causing a number of scaling changes
  • Fixes an issue where the scaling-setting slider would jump to a random place while changing it
  • Fixes an issue that prevented you from unsnapping a full screen Remote Desktop window if you were asked to provide credentials while connecting
  • Fixes an issue where using semantic zoom could cause tile names to be cut off
  • Fixes an issue that prevented you from moving tiles with touch
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the device to go from idle to sleep when VPN was activated
  • Fixes an issue that caused the touch keyboard to appear on the lock screen after pressing NumLock
  • Fixes an issue in Microsoft Edge that makes the browser use a large amount of CPU for a page with many gifs
  • Fixes an issue where some captchas where not displayed correctly in Microsoft Edge
  • Fixes an issue that caused nothing to happen if you expand a Skype-notification
  • Fixes an issue where the scroll bar in Action Center would not get any margin from the chevrons and X-buttons of notifications
  • Fixes an issue that caused some logos in notifications to be missing from the Action Center
  • Fixes an issue where the cursor would not be displayed when using a Wacom tablet
  • Fixes an issue with the Settings app that caused it to open in a blank page after clicking on a search result
  • Fixes an issue where File Explorer could navigate to Quick Access after deleting something from a folder
  • Fixes an issue where right-clicking on the desktop could result in the spinning cursor to show for a long time before showing the context menu
  • Fixes an issue that keeps existing reminder from displaying in Cortana
  • Fixes an error when attempting to save a new reminder
  • Fixes an issue where the battery flyout might show an incorrect charging state for devices with two batteries
  • Fixes an issue that caused title bars of apps that are using the dark theme to not be dark when the window is not in focus
  • Fixes an issue that caused a progress indicator to show up on the lock screen before the background image would load

Known issues

  • If you click on a download link outside of Edge, Edge will open a tab, close it again and do nothing
    • You can go to the downloads hub to start the download
  • The Desktop App Converter Preview will not run on this build
    • If you need this tool, skip build 14366 by moving to the Slow ring
  • Narrator won't launch when toggling the switch to on in the Settings app

And further

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Cortana, audio playback (in Groove and other apps), Maps app, Miracast and File Explorer
  • Improves Narrator's ability to read lists, hyperlinks and image info
  • Improved performance of loading websites in Internet Explorer 11 when using roaming user profiles

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue that would make balloon tip notifications appear in the left top corner of the screen
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent VPN from working correctly when switching between different network interfaces
  • Fixes an issue with location services that may cause apps like Maps to lag behind for the user's location
  • Fixes additional issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Bluetooth, Cortana, Wi-Fi, Windows Camera app, revised daylight saving time, USB, TPM, Graphics, Group Policy, downloading music or movies purchased through the Windows Store, Network Diagnostics and File Explorer
  • Fixes additional security issues with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, SMB Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Group Policy, DNS Server, Windows Diagnostic Hub, Kernel mode drivers, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows Structured Query, Adobe Flash Player, JScript and VBScript and WPAD

And further

  • Improved reliability in Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge and File Explorer
  • Improved performance of loading websites in Internet Explorer 11 when using roaming user profiles
  • Improved support for special characters for some keyboard languages in the sign in screen

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue that would make balloon tip notifications appear in the left top corner of the screen
  • Fixes an issue causing the Shell to stop working when logging in with an administrator account
  • Fixes an issue that may cause devices with many processors to hang when rebooted or resuming from sleep
  • Fixes additional issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, File Explorer, PCI, revised daylight saving time and Microsoft Graphics component
  • Fixes additional security issues with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, SMB, Microsoft Graphics Component, Group Policy, Windows Diagnostic Hub, Kernel mode drivers, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows Structured Query, Adobe Flash Player and WPAD

8 June 2016

Start and Action Center

  • The margin at the top off start is now smaller
  • Scrollbars will now disappear in start as soon as you leave their active area
  • The size of icons in Action Center has been decreased from 64x64 to 48x48

Cortana and search

  • Cortana should now listen more reliably after tapping the mic button
  • Cortana's home UI no longer shows your cards but hints and a button to show the cards

Desktop

  • WIN + Alt + D can now open the clock flyout

User Interface

  • A number of icons, like the Blu-Ray icon and network icon have been updated
  • The circling line-loading icon has been replaced globally with the circling dots-loading icon again

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 38.14352 to version 38.14361 with the following updates
    • Download notificaions in Edge now include filenames, download status and site domain on separate lines
  • The following flags have been added
    • TCP Fast Open is disabled by default but can be enabled
    • A flag has been added to enable Standard Fullscreen API

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Active hours can now be set to a range of up to 12 hours instead of 10
    • Windows Defender will no longer sow recap notification in normal mode
    • Notifications has been added under "Privacy" to change which apps have access to your notifications
    • "Activation" now has a description to help people change their product key
  • Visual updates and others
    • Some of the options under Network and Internet > Status now have an icon and description
    • The app has received a visual overhaul with a new active-indication for panels and the home button located above the search bar and taking the full width of the sidebar
    • The sidebar and title bar are now white or black, depending on your color, instead of gray
    • Titles in the app are slightly larger

Ink Workspace

  • The Windows Ink ruler is now longer to make it cover the screen of a Surface Book
  • The Touch Ink icon has been changed to better resemble the Workspace icon
  • Sketchpad's thumbnail should now load faster
  • "Clear all" is now its own seperate button instead of being part of the "Erase"-button
  • Notes now stay on the desktop after closing the Sticky Notes workspace

System

  • Windows 10 now provides support for Hyper-V containers

Apps

  • The Feedback Hub has a cleaner UI
  • The color-selector for Sticky Notes has been redesigned
  • Before removing a note, Sticky Notes will now warn you

Other features

  • Task Manager settings will now be saved after upgrading to a new build

And further

  • Windows now identifies itself as version 1607

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the pencil tool in Ink would not be flush along the ruler
  • Fixes a minor flicker visible when the color section in for the Pen, Pencil and Highlighter is opened
  • Fixes an issue that caused navigation in Windows Apps like Netflix and Tweetium to not work
  • Fixes an issue in Edge and Internet Explorer that caused websites like YouTube to fail to render
  • Fixes an issue in Edge that caused the swipe-gesture to go back being partially visible for no reason
  • Fixes an issue in Edge that caused icons to disappear after changing the DPI settings
  • Fixes an issue where thumbnails for DNG files where not shown in File Explorer
  • Fixes an issue with clipping on the bottom or side of context menus in start
  • Fixes an issue where pressing the Enter-key would now submit your Wi-Fi password in the network fly out
  • Fixes the focus being lost from the search field after using backspace
  • Fixes an issue that kept apps like Photos from changing the desktop background
  • Fixes an issue where opening Sticky Notes from Start wouldn't dismiss Start
  • Fixes an issue that prevented you from making a profile picture with the camera in Settings
  • Fixes an issue where the Command Prompt wouldn't be maximized correctly on high DPI monitors
  • Fixes an issue where Command Prompt wouldn't refresh when executing an upwards Ctrl + F search with long output of text
  • Fixes an issue where the taskbar's volume icon would show a wrong state for 0% and muted
  • Fixes an issue where applying a new save location in Storage Settings would result in any other not-saved changes being lost

Known issues

  • If your base is a French install (and not a (e.g.) English install with a French language pack), you won't receive this build
  • Text prediction using Japanese IME will freeze your device
    • You can prevent this by disabling text prediction
  • Navigating to Privacy in Settings will crash the Settings app
  • If you click on a download link outside of Edge, Edge will open a tab, close it again and do nothing
    • You can go to the downloads hub to start the download
  • Chinese and Portuguese (Brazil) won't be able to launch start while installing an app

2 June 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Cortana and audio playback, Groove, Maps, Miracast and File Explorer
  • Improves Narrator's ability to read bulleted lists, hyperlinks and image information
  • Improved performance while loading pagesi n Internet Explorer 11 when roaming user profiles are in use

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that made balloon tip notifications appear on the upper left side of the screen
  • Fixes an issue that made VPN to now work properly when switching between network interfaces like Wi-Fi and cellular
  • Fixes an issue in location that caused apps to lag behind the user's actual location
  • Fixes additional issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Bluetooth, Cortana, Wi-Fi, Windows Camera app, revised daylight saving time, USB, TPM, Graphics, Group Policy, downloading music or movies purchased through the Windows Store, Network Diagnostics and File Explorer

26 May 2016

Start and Action Center

  • The start menu has a new default tile layout
  • In All apps, the numbered apps are now listed under "#" instead of "0-9"
  • The target to dismiss notifications is now larger
  • You can now sync notifications between PC and Mobile (as long as Mobile is on build 14352+)
  • The Action Center icon no longer shows the number of new notifications when the taskbar is set to small icons

Cortana and search

  • You can now let Cortana play music from the Groove Music Catalog
  • You can now set a timer in Cortana
  • You can now enable Cortana to help you on the lock screen with reminders, appointments and messages
  • The buttons for Settings and Feedback in the rail have been moved to the bottom
  • When listening to you, Cortana now shows a sound wave instead of random characters

File Explorer

  • The File Explorer icon has been updated to have more color

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 38.14342 to version 38.14352 with the following updates
    • "What's new and tips" has been added to the menu in Edge
  • The following flags have been added
    • You can now allow Edge to use an unrestricted amount of memory
    • You can now enable H.264/AVC for Object RTC
    • Experimental support for TCP Fast Open can be enabled

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • You can now let your PC only be visible to project when plugged in
    • Upgrading from Pro to Enterprise no longer requires you to wipe the system and doesn't require a reboot
    • You can now enable Limited Periodic Scanning which provides a second line of defence when using other Antivirus solutions than Windows Defender
    • Recovery now shows a link to a help thread about starting anew with Windows
    • You can now allow Windows to use your login credentials to automatically finish setting up your account after an upgrade
  • Visual updates and others
    • The "Updates installed" notification now links to the Update history instead of Windows Update
    • Some icons have been updated for individual pages
    • Ctrl + E now sets focus to the search bar
    • The "Change product key" link now has an icon

Ink Workspace

  • The ruler in the Inking Workspace now has a compass
  • Sticky Notes can now convert written lists, links, etc. to text lists, links, etc.
  • Sketchpad will now be dismissed when pressing Esc, Win + D or Win + S
  • The export icon has been changed to a more classic floppy disk
  • Sketchpad will now open faster when many strokes have been applied
  • When you do not have a pen, Sketchpad and Screen Sketch will now have touch inking enabled by default
  • The state of the Windows Ink Workspace will be saved for future build upgrades

System

  • You can now enable paths with more than 260 characters for NTFS
  • The installation is no longer divided in 3 steps and now shows as just 1 step
  • Improved performance for account migration

Apps

  • The Feedback Hub will now show Microsoft responses
  • The Sticky Notes app now shows its name when hovering over the taskbar

Other features

  • The Game Bar now supports more full-screen games

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that required Sketchpad to be tapped twice before it would open from the Windows Ink Workspace
  • Feedback Hub is now localized properly again
  • Fixes issues with Intel HD Graphics 3000 or Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPUs that caused rendering issues and instability in Edge
  • Edge will now remember pinned tabs when you upgrade
  • Fixes an issue that caused Surface Books to bugcheck when Windows Hello was enabled
  • Fixes an issue that would cause the Brigtness Quick Action to not be visible
  • Fixes multiple issues with Precision Touchpads, including not waking up when swiping in Connected Standby
  • Fixes an issue that caused UWP apps to overlap with the taskbar when the taskbar was displayed on top of the screen
  • Fixes the missing hover state in an expanded notification in the Action Center
  • Fixes missing icons in the Action Center when using light mode
  • Fixes an issue that left the "Restart required" notification in the Action Center after the restart had already been completed
  • Fixes a timing issue that caused the Bluetooth Quick Action to appear for a device that does not use Bluetooth
  • Fixes an issue that caused Microsoft Edge to unmaximize the window when escaping a full screen video that was opened from a maximized window
  • Fixes an issue where playing mp4s in the Movies & TV app from a network share would cause a "MF_E_UNSUPPORTED_BYTESTREAM_TYPE" error
  • Fixes an issue where theme settings would sync incorrectly to other devices on the same Microsoft Account
  • Fixes an issue that left the all apps list blank for some languages
  • Fixes an issue with command prompt that caused it to leave the current line when resizing the window
  • Fixes an issue that caused the User Account Control dialog to appear behind other windows instead of in the forefront
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Caps lock warning to not appear on the lock screen

Known issues

  • Extensions in Edge may not work for the first 15 minutes after you've signed in
    • You can reinstall the extensions from the Store to work around this problem
  • In some cases the new Cortana features may not work
  • Using the keyboard to navigate in some UWP apps may not work

18 May 2016

And further

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

10 May 2016

Start and Action Center

  • You can now dismiss notifications by middle clicking on them
  • The Action Center has a more polished interface

User Interface

  • The User Account Control UI has been updated and now supports the dark theme
  • The Windows Ink Workspace has a new icon
  • Improved animation on the lock screen when Cortana opens

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 37.14332 to version 38.14342 with the following updates
    • Extensions can now be downloaded from the Windows Store
    • You can now swipe to go back and forward
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 14.14332 to version 14.14342 with the following updates
    • Web Notification API
    • Beacon API
    • Fetch API

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Apps for websites has been added under System
    • Sharing a network with your contacts in Wi-Fi Sense is no longer possible
    • The IME Settings page now has a "Clear Input History" option
  • Visual updates and others
    • Multiple icons have been updated for individual pages

Ink Workspace

  • Improved cropping of images in Screen Sketch

System

  • Bash on Ubuntu on Windows has been updated including support for symlinks on mounted Windows directories

Apps

  • The Feedback Hub now suggests a category when you've typed in your feedback
  • The "Alerts" page in the Feedback Hub has been removed

Other features

  • The Credentials window now allows you to paste into the name and password fields
  • Tapping anywhere in the "Set location" notification will now allow you to set a default location

Fixed issues

  • The Desktop App Converter Preview should now work again
  • Fixes an issue with Tencent online games not working
  • Fixes the 0x8004C029 or 0x8004C503 errors you get when playing DRM-protected content from mservices like Groove Music, Netflix, etc.
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in audio crashes when playing over S/PDIF or HDMI with real-time encoding
  • Fixes an issue where tapping the link to fix mic issues doesn't fix them
  • Fixes an issue where the OK and cancel button in the network fly-out would be clipped on screens with a high DPI
  • Fixes an issue that caused Windows Hello messages to pop up despite logging in with a fingerprint
  • Fixes an issue where clicking on an URL with more than 260 characters would open the "Open with..." dialog instead of the browser
  • Fixes an issue that stopped you from using a mouse in the Photos app when zoomed or when adjusting the crop region
  • Fixes the ALT + Y shortcut in User Account Control
  • Fixes an issue with the Action Centers icon not being showed correctly at 175% scaling
  • Fixes an issue where devices that work natively in portrait mode would rotate a Screen Sketch
  • Fixes an issue where agenda items in the Calendar fly-out would be displayed in a 12-hour format instead of 24
  • Fixes an issue where some shortcuts weren't working in Universal Windows Platform Apps
  • Fixes an issue where the battery fly-out wouldn't open in Tablet Mode
  • Fixes an issue where clicking an issue in the start navigation pane could open the Store
  • Fixes an issue that caused some background audio tasks to show up in volume controls
  • Fixes an issue where performing an action on a file in a folder pinned to Quick Access might redirect you to Quick Access
  • Fixes an issue where Cortana would crash if you share an avatar from Xbox Avatars with Cortana
  • Fixes an issue where the search box on the Language Settings page would not work

Known issues

  • Feedback Hub will show in English only, no matter what language your device is on
  • It will take 20 to 30 minutes before the Feedback Hub populates itself
  • Symantec products like as Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security will cause a bluescreen
  • The QQ app from Tencent will crash
  • Some emojis may be shown as square boxes in some apps
  • When using a non-English keyboard, Bash prompts can't be accepted
  • In some languages, the All apps list will appear empty

And further

  • Improved reliability in Cortana, Bluetooth, Shell, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Miracast and USB

Fixes issues

  • Fixes a memory leak caused by opening a PDF more than once
  • Fixes an issue with text alignment for RTL languages in Edge
  • Fixes an issue with Bluetooth after a PC is resumed from sleep
  • Fixes an issue that caused users to not get locked out after a number of failed sign ins
  • Fixes an issue that caused some CompactFlash cards to got corrupted
  • Fixes security issues in kernel mode drivers, remote procedure calls, the Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Windows Shell, Windows Journal, Virtual Secure Mode, Schannel and Jscript

And further

  • Improved security in the Windows kernel
  • Updates the Daylight Savings to reflect changes to Daylight Saving in some countries
  • Improved security for kernel mode drivers

Fixed issues

  • Fixes a memory leak caused by opening a PDF more than once
  • Fixes an issue with text alignment for RTL languages in Edge
  • Fixes an issue that caused sign-ins to fail after changing the password
  • Fixes an issue that caused some CompactFlash cards to become corrupted
  • Fixes an issue that caused a loss of network connectivity when roaming between Wi-Fi access points
  • Fixes additional issues with Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes security issues in Microsoft Graphics Component, remote procedure calls, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Windows Journal, JScript, Schannel, Windows Shell and Virtual Secure Mode

27 April 2016

And further

  • Improved compatibility with apps
  • Improved upgrade experience
  • Improved reliability of reminders
  • Improved interface for data usage
  • Updates the Daylight Savings to reflect changes to Daylight Saving in some countries

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue where upgrading to Windows 10 would cause the devise to lose data connections or touch input
  • Fixes an issue where the SD card was not recognized
10.0.10586.240 (th2_release.160419-1525)

26 April 2016

Start and Action Center

  • When an app is shown with a name like "@{<app package name>}", there will now be an option to remove it

Cortana and search

  • Improved share UI for reminders
  • Cortana can now search in your Office 365 account

Desktop

  • Windows will now remember the "Show windows from this app on all desktops"-setting for each window

System

  • Improved battery life for Connected Standby PC's

Other features

  • Command Prompt has been improved for High-DPI displays
  • Command Prompt has improved font selection, international characters rendering, cursor rendering and hiding improvements, background color pointing improvements and improved scrolling

Fixed issues

  • The devices will no longer show a bluescreen when entering Connected Standby in some situations
  • Fixes an issue where some downloads in Edge get stuck at 99%
  • Fixes an issue that made it look like you couldn't use drag and drop to reorder your favorites on the Favorites Bar
  • Fixes an issue that caused Groove to crash on launch
  • Fixes an issue that caused Insiders to be unable to go back to the previous build when using BitLocker/Device Encryption
  • Fixes an issue where the system tray wasn't padded correctly for multi-monitor setups
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Game Bar to not appear if you changed the scaling from 150% to 100%
  • Fixes an issue that caused notifications with additional content to not be able to expand
  • Fixes an issue that caused tiles to flash in the wrong size after leaving tablet mode
  • Fixes an issue that caused the battery icon to render incorrectly after changing the scaling
  • Fixes an issue where clicking on "X" in Task View would remove the thumbnail, but not the title and "X"-button
  • Fixes an issue where re-directed folder Libraries appear as duplicates
  • Fixes an issue where launcing a desktop app in a multi-monitor setup would result in a full screen video being played on another monitor getting minimized
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Settings app to crash when pinning a page to start
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Settings app to fail to open Windows Defender
  • Fixes issues where the All apps list would be blurry or overlap
  • Fixes an issue that caused the touch keyboard to not show up for the password field when switching users on the lock screen
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Spotlight wouldn't remember if you had said you liked the image on the lock screen

Known issues

  • The network speed test under Status is broken
  • All Edge extensions will be removed after upgrading to this build
  • Feedback Hub will show in English only, no matter what language your device is on
  • It will take 20 to 30 minutes before the Feedback Hub populates itself
  • The Desktop App Converter Preview (Project Centennial) doesn't work
  • All Tencent online games do not work in this build
  • ALT + Y is broken in the new User Account Control UI
  • If you played DRM-protected content in services like Groove, Movies & TV, Netflix, Amazon or Hulu, updating to this build may make it impossible to play content
  • Playing music in Groove within 2 minutes after logon will result in 0xc10100ae playback errors
  • Some emojis may be shown as square boxes in some apps
  • When using a non-English keyboard, Bash prompts can't be accepted
  • In some languages, the All apps list will appear empty

22 April 2016

Start and Action Center

  • The All Apps list and Most Used have been merged
  • "Recently added" can now show up to 3 apps instead of just one
  • All Apps is now full screen in tablet mode
  • The left rail now only consists of icons that can be expanded with the hamburger button
  • The Action Center icon has been moved to the right hand side of the clock
  • The Action Center icon now shows the number of new notifications and logos of the apps that have triggered them
  • Individual app notifications no longer have icons, instead the header now shows the icon
  • Notifications now support hero images and more
  • Clicking the Wi-Fi quick action will now open the Network fly-out instead of toggling Wi-Fi on and off
  • You can now manage all your playback devices from the Sound fly-out

Cortana and search

  • Cortana is now available on the lock screen
  • You can now create reminders with photos or shared info from apps
  • Cortana no longer needs to be initiated to get started
  • Cortana now fully supports cross device functionality
  • You can no longer disable Cortana from within her settings
  • Reminders are now no longer sorted on type, but are shown in one list
  • OneDrive is now intergrated in search

Desktop

  • You can now set the taskbar to auto hide only for tablet mode
  • The clock on the taskbar now has calendar integrated into it
  • The clock is now visible on all monitors the taskbar is visible on
  • UWP apps can now show a badge on top of their icon in the taskbar
  • You can now switch desktops by swiping with 4 fingers over the touchpad
  • The File Explorer has a new icon
  • File Explorer is no longer pinned to the taskbar by default

User Interface

  • The lock screen no longer shows your email address
  • When playing media, the media controls will now be shown on top of the lock screen
  • User Account Control has been reworked to match the Windows 10 design language
  • The credential window has also been redesigned
  • When closing a snapped app in tablet mode, the other app will take the full screen
  • The "Shutdown Windows"-dialog has a new icon
  • When your profile starts to load, the background on the lock screen will zoom in a little

Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 37.14316 to version 37.14328 with the following updates
    • Developer items no longer appear by default in context menus and have to be enabled by visiting the F12 tools one time
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 14.14316 to version 14.14328 with the following updates
    • Improved accessibility features
    • Support for Beacon

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • You can now set the position of all quick actions in the Action Center and choose which should be visible
    • The Pen settings have been updated to allow you to set pen shortcuts
    • You can now reset an app from the App settings
    • You can now set whether or not the lock screen should show your email address
    • "Project to this PC" settings have been added under System
    • "Dial Up" settings have been added under Networks
    • "Magnifier" settings have been added under "Ease of Access"
    • There is a progress bar added under "Battery" to indicate the charge of the battery
    • You can now change the sort order of apps on the "Battery"-pane
    • A link to Maps Storage has been added under Storage settings
    • The default pane for Network & Settings is now the new "Status"-pane
    • Settings now has a network speed test integrated
    • Hotspot 2.0 settings have been added under Wi-Fi
    • You can now disable badges on taskbar buttons
    • You can now prevent the lock screen from showing your email address
    • You can now see all add-ons per app
    • Under "Temporary Files", Windows now shows the amount of storage that pending updates and builds are using
    • Some of the activation info has been removed from "Activation"
    • Under Privacy, you can now enable apps on other devices to start on your PC to continue where you left off
    • Under Privacy, you can now enable apps on other devices to start on your PC through Bluetooth to continue where you left off
  • Visual updates and others
    • The page title and search bar have been moved to the sidebar
    • Taskbar settings have been moved from System to Personalization
    • Individual pages now have their own icon
    • Every sign-in method (Windows Hello, Picture password, etc.) now has an icon, except for PIN
    • Windows Insider Program settings have been moved out of Windows Update
    • When using Search in settings, the initial results will appear in a dropdown instead of full screen

Ink Workspace

  • The Windows Ink Workspace is now available

System

  • Improved Japanese IME with improved predictions, cloud suggestion and typing history

Apps

  • You can now swipe a conversation to delete it in Messaging
  • Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular has been added as a default app
  • Sticky Notes has been added as a default app
  • Test Taker has been removed

Fixed issues

  • The Visual Studio emulator for HoloLens and Windows 10 Mobile works again
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Xbox One Controller to lag when connected to your PC
  • Fixes an issue where the two factor authentication dialog wasn't formatted corretly after receiving an error
  • Fixes an issue where the column width in Task Manager was to small on high DPI screens
  • Fixes an issue that caused devices to get stuck on "Restarting..." when programs where preventing the PC from restarting due to unsaved work
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Chinese Input Method Editor candidate list to not show up in full screen
  • Fixes an issue that caused notifications to not be able to be dismissed
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in overlapping icons and clipped text in File Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that caused Quicken to not launch

Known issues

  • In some situations the devices may show a bluescreen when entering Connected Standby
  • All Edge extensions will be removed after upgrading to this build
  • Feedback Hub will show in English only, no matter what language your device is on
  • It will take 20 to 30 minutes before the Feedback Hub populates itself
  • The Desktop App Converter Preview (Project Centennial) doesn't work
  • All Tencent online games do not work in this build
  • ALT + Y is broken in the new User Account Control UI
  • If you are in an app and click on an URL that is longer than 260 characters, it will open the "Open with..."-dialog instead of your browser
  • In some situations, Groove Music will crash on launch
  • Playing music in Groove within 2 minutes after logon will result in 0xc10100ae playback errors
  • Large downloads in Microsoft Edge might appear to be stuck at 99%
  • Bitlocker and Device Encryption-enabled devices won't be able to roll back to the previous build
  • Settings will crash if you pin a page to start
  • Some emojis may be shown as square boxes in some apps
  • Some apps may get stuck in the Store after upgrading from 14316

And further

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

18 April 2016

And further

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

12 April 2016

And further

  • Support for visual voicemail on dual SIM phones
  • Improves reliability of Internet Explorer 11, .NET Framework, wireless LAN, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update, logon, Bluetooth, network connectivity, map apps, video playback, Cortana, USB, Windows Explorer and Narrator
  • Improves discoverability of printers when a device is waked up from sleep
  • Improved security for CSRSS to prevent security bypass

Fixed issues

  • Fixes connectivity issues with USB devices when Windows restarts
  • Fixes issues with the lock screen
  • Fixes issues with revised daylight saving
  • Fixes multiple issues with shutdown delays, Narrator, Cortana, roaming data usage, buying apps in the Store, video playback, facial recognition, Bluetooth pairing, Microsoft Edge, logon, Internet Explorer 11, Live Tile updates, .NET Framework and Microsoft Installer
  • Fixed multiple security issues with Security Account Manager Remote Protocol, HTTP.sys, secondary logon, Microsoft Graphics component, .NET Framework, CSRSS, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

And further

  • Improved reliability for Windows Explorer, Bluetooth, application deployment service, Microsoft Installer, Cortana and reboot
  • Improves notification in the Start menu when new updates are ready to be installed
  • Improves app launch reliability
  • Improved support for apps that work with barcode scanners
  • Improved security for CSRSS to prevent security bypass

Fixed issues

  • Fixes issues with revised daylight saving
  • Fixes issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer with video playback
  • Fixes issue when resetting password across a domain
  • Fixes multiple issues with Internet Explorer 11, times zones in Calendar app, Microsoft ODBC Driver for Oracle and .NET Framework
  • Fixes multiple security issues with Microsoft Edge, HTTP.sys, Microsoft graphics component, secondary logon, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft XML Core Service, Security Account Manager Remote protocol, .NET Framework and Windows Hyper-V

8 April 2016

And further

  • Improved support for wearables, apps and Bluetooth to access contacts
  • Improved reliability for Narrator and app installation
  • Improved performance for hibernation, content entry in apps and downloading and installing updates

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevented a Windows 10 PC loging in on an Xbox
  • Fixes a security issue created by attempting to play corrupted content
  • Fixes a security issue in Microsoft Edge while viewing a PDF that allowed for a remote code execution attack
  • Fixes multiple issues with the .NET Framework, Internet Explorer 11 and networking
  • Fixed multiple security issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, USB storage driver, kernel mode drivers, the .NET Framework, graphic fonts, OLE, secondary logon, PDF library and Adobe Flash Player

6 April 2016

Cortana and search

  • Cortana can now sync across devices
    • You'll now get a notification whenever your mobile device is running out of battery
    • Find my phone/Ring my phone is now available through Cortana
    • You can now share map directions between your devices
  • Cortana can now automatically fetch the required speech language for you
  • Cortana can now give reminder suggestions
  • You can now change Cortana's language
  • Cortana's Settings have been moved outside the Notebook

Desktop

  • You can now show a window on all your desktops

User Interface

  • When logging into a locked account, the new lockscreen animation is now used
  • Windows Spotlight is now supported with the new lockscreen animation
  • Some apps like Edge, Skype and more are using a new loading animation
  • The upgrade experience has a new design
  • The emoji set has been completely revamped
  • The default emojis are no longer grey, but yellow

Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 34.14295 to version 37.14316 with the following updates
    • You can now upload folders
    • Edge now supports importing favorites from Firefox
    • Imported favorites will now be put in their own folder, instead of the already existing favorites folder
    • The Favorites hub now uses a tree view
    • When closing Edge with running downloads, Edge will now warn you
    • You can now set a default save location for downloads
    • Edge's default opening settings are now a dropdown
    • When Flash content isn't the focus, Edge will pause it automatically
    • There is now an accessibility tree view in F12
    • You can now debug extensions through F12
    • You can now use DOM API profiling
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 14.14295 to version 14.14316 with the following updates
    • Default parameters
    • Async/await
    • Object.values and Object.entries
    • Opus audio format
    • Time element
    • Date element
    • Output element
    • Color input type
    • Canvas Path2D objects
    • Web Speech API
    • The User Agent String has been updated
  • The following flags have been added
    • ES6 Regex symbols
    • Fetch API
    • Web Notifications API

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • You can now choose which app's notifications are more important to you
    • You can now choose how many notifications an app can have in the Action Center
    • You can now choose between dark and light mode
    • The color for title bars and the color for the taskbar, start and Action Center can now be toggled separately from each other
    • You can now manage on a per-app basis if an app can run in the background or not, or if this has to be handled by Windows
    • Windows Update now allows you to set the time you're most active in so that it can avoid updating at that point
    • You can now override Active Hours with the Restart Options
    • The Windows Update notification, after installing an update, now takes you to the device's update history
    • You can now enable Device Portal
    • You can now enable a number of developer-focused settings for File Explorer
    • There are now a number of developer-focused settings for Remote Desktop
    • You can now share your Wi-Fi as a hotspot
    • PowerShell also has a number of developer-focused settings
  • Visual updates and others
    • The Settings app has a new design for its home page
    • The accent color table has been redesigned and is now always shown
    • Battery settings are now displayed on one single page
    • Under "Activation" Windows will now say that the license is coupled to your account
    • Update History is moved out of Advanced Options in Windows Update

System

  • You can now use the Ubuntu Bash natively in Windows

Apps

  • Skype UWP Preview has been added as a default app
  • Connect has been added as a default app
  • Test Taker has been added as a default app
  • You can now react on feedback in the Feedback Hub
  • Messaging Everywhere Beta has been added to the Messaging app
  • The Get Skype app has been removed

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the audio on devices with TPM chips may glitch
  • Fixes an issue where the network adapter would show an error indicator when using Hyper-V with a Virtual Switch
  • Fixes the Wi-Fi fly out UI with a more polished design
  • Fixes an issue where multi-monitor setups would make Windows Explorer crash
  • Fixes an issue where tiles for Win32 apps would move to another location after updating to a new build
  • Fixes an issue where the Update and Restart/Shut Down options wouldn't start the update

Known issues

  • The Visual Studio emulator for HoloLens and Windows 10 Mobile won't work
  • Narrator and other screen reader apps might fail to read menu options or selected text in different apps
  • Large downloads in Microsoft Edge might appear to be stuck at 99%
  • Enabling Developer Mode may make the Settings app crash
  • Some notifications may not show the actual notification, but only the icon

30 March 2016

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where PCs would freeze when plugging in a Xbox One or 360 controller or other gamepads
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would refresh the page when caps lock was used within a password field
  • Fixes an issue that kept users from signing in to Xbox Live-enabled apps
  • Fixes a driver issue that prevented Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite from working correctly

Known issues

  • Narrator and other screen reader apps might fail to read menu options or selected text in different apps
  • An issue is causing app like QQ, Windows Live Mail and Expression Encoder 4 to crash due to OS reliability issues
  • When using Hyper-V, if you have a Virtual Switch configured for your network adapter, it might cause an error indicator in the notification area while nothing is wrong
  • On devices with Windows Hello or PIN sign-in, the Microsoft Passport service will launch and cause Bluetooth to repeatedly scan for new devices
  • PCs with TPM chips might experience glitchy audio and jumpy movement while using the trackpad
  • Connecting to a Miracast receiver will fail after upgrading to this build

25 March 2016

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where PCs would freeze when plugging in a Xbox One or 360 controller or other gamepads
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would refresh the page when caps lock was used within a password field
  • Fixes an issue that kept users from signing in to Xbox Live-enabled apps
  • Fixes a driver issue that prevented Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite from working correctly

Known issues

  • Narrator and other screen reader apps might fail to read menu options or selected text in different apps
  • An issue is causing app like QQ, Windows Live Mail and Expression Encoder 4 to crash due to OS reliability issues
  • When using Hyper-V, if you have a Virtual Switch configured for your network adapter, it might cause an error indicator in the notification area while nothing is wrong
  • On devices with Windows Hello or PIN sign-in, the Microsoft Passport service will launch and cause Bluetooth to repeatedly scan for new devices
  • PCs with TPM chips might experience glitchy audio and jumpy movement while using the trackpad
  • Connecting to a Miracast receiver will fail after upgrading to this build

17 March 2016

Cortana and search

  • Cortana can now provide turn-by-turn directions with the new Maps app

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 31.14279 to version 31.14291 with the following updates
    • Edge now supports Extensions
    • Extensions can now add an icon to the address bar
    • Tabs can now be pinned to the tab bar
    • The address bar now supports "Paste and go"
    • The address bar now supports "Paste and search"
    • When a download has completed, Edge will not show a notification in the Action Center
    • When the window becomes too narrow, the Hub, Web Notes and Share buttons will appear in the ellipses menu as icons instead of text
    • The padding between the URL bar and Hub-icon is slightly larger
  • The following flags have been added
    • Edge now supports VP9 behind a flag

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • You can now remove temporary files, downloads, recycle bin and previous Windows installations from Storage
  • Visual updates and others
    • Wi-Fi Sense and and Paid Wi-Fi settings are now relocated to Wi-Fi Settings

System

  • Windows now has a one-handed Japanese kana keyboard
  • The Text Input Canvas has a new Japanese lined-mode

Apps

  • The Alarms & clocks app now can use an inline time selector
  • Windows Maps has been redesigned
  • The Windows Feedback app has been removed
  • The Insider Hub app has been renamed to Feedback Hub and can now process Feedback

Fixed issues

  • The system tray's layout is no longer disrupted by enabling "Always show all icons in the notification area"
  • The connection to older Wi-Fi networks that use WEP encryption is no longer broken
  • The "Find of Page" toolbar now always displays its close-button on-screen for 8-inch devices
  • Fixes an issue where the notification area would display the old USB icon when ejecting drives
  • Fixes an issue in Edge that caused a suggested search to result in a URL to the search as the search string

Known issues

  • Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book user may experience freezes or hangs or all input like keyboard, trackpad and touch won't work
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite will fail to work due to a driver bug
  • An issue is causing app like QQ, Windows Live Mail and Expression Encoder 4 to crash due to OS reliability issues
  • When plugging in an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller or any other gamepads, the PC might freeze
  • When using Hyper-V, if you have a Virtual Switch configured for your network adapter, it might cause an error indicator in the notification area while nothing is wrong
  • The Feedback Hub will crash when launching it with the hardware shortcut
  • Windows Feedback will leave behind a dead tile

8 March 2016

And further

  • Improved support for wearables, apps and Bluetooth to access contacts
  • Improved reliability for Narrator and app installation
  • Improved performance for hibernation, content entry in apps and downloading and installing updates

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevented a Windows 10 PC loging in on an Xbox
  • Fixes a security issue created by attempting to play corrupted content
  • Fixes a security issue in Microsoft Edge while viewing a PDF that allowed for a remote code execution attack
  • Fixes multiple issues with the .NET Framework, Internet Explorer 11 and networking
  • Fixed multiple security issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, USB storage driver, kernel mode drivers, the .NET Framework, graphic fonts, OLE, secondary logon, PDF library and Adobe Flash Player

And further

  • Improved support for apps, smart card logon, dual Ethernet cards and Appraiser
  • Improved reliability for OS shutdown, group policy application, displays, virtual machines and Windows Update
  • Improved performance for content entry in apps, BitLocker and update installation and notification

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue with printing in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes a security issue created by attempting to play corrupted content
  • Fixes a security issue in Microsoft Edge while viewing a PDF that allowed for a remote code execution attack
  • Fixes multiple issues with system sounds, file properties, spellcheck, logon and Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes multiple security issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, USB storage driver, kernel mode drivers, the .NET Framework, graphic fonts, OLE, secondary logon and PDF library

4 March 2016

Cortana and search

  • Cortana is now supported in Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil) and French (Canada)
  • Cortana now provides more freedom when creating new reminders

User Interface

  • The logon screen now uses the lockscreen image as background

System

  • Improved performance for Japanse IME

Apps

  • Messaging + Skype will now sync your messages between your phone and PCs

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that caused Edge and Cortana to crash when using roaming profiles
  • Fixes an issue where Cortana would continue to show reminders, despite them having been completed
  • Fixes an issue that caused the desktop to not show new items until manually refreshed
  • Fixes an issue where some drivers downloaded through Windows Update would cause blue screens to show up

Known issues

  • Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book user may experience freezes or hangs or all input like keyboard, trackpad and touch won't work
  • An issue will prevent a PC from resuming from hibernation
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite will fail to work due to a driver bug
  • The systemtray's layout is disrupted by enabling "Always show all icons in the notification area"
  • An issue is causing app like QQ, Windows Live Mail and Expression Encoder 4 to crash due to OS reliability issues
  • Connecting to an Wi-Fi network using WEP encryption may not work

1 March 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability for the OS, Windows Update installation, startup, OOBE, authentication, hibernation, shutdown, kernel, Start menu, storage, Windows Hello, display modes, Miracast, AppLocker, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, networking and File Explorer
  • Improved performance of video thumbnail generation, NetLogon, Windows Store and standby power consumption
  • Extended support for wearables, displays and printers
  • Windows will now reset app default in case of corruption and streamlined notifications about said corruptions
  • Improved quality of Cortana's voices and translations into multiple languages
  • Improved support for apps, fonts, graphics and display, airplane mode, Group Policy, PowerShell MDM, Windows Journal, Microsoft Edge, printing, touch display, roaming credentials, Push-Button Reset, Windows UX, local and streaming video, audio quality, error reporting, USMT and VHD creation

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue where favorites are lost after updating
  • Fixes multiple issues that caused apps to fail to launch, update or allow in-app purchases

24 February 2016

Start and Action Center

  • You can now right-click on the header of an app in the Action Center instead of only the name and close icon
  • Dismissing all notifications from one app has been made easier with a larger target

Desktop

  • Controls in taskbar previews now look better on high resolutions

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Taskbar settings have been added under System
    • Your personal info and email settings are now split up under Accounts
    • Insiders can no longer change the Feedback behavior, it is now set to always ask questions
    • Windows Defender can now be used offline

System

  • Fast user switching now also works with Picture Password

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where window borders would become black after updating
  • Fixes an issue where the taskbar failed to auto-hide when using apps full screen
  • Fixes an issue where “Hide notifications while presenting” would be reset after upgrading
  • Fixes an issue where interactive notifications do not show a button for text input
  • Fixes an issue where some desktop apps would be missing from Start
  • Fixes an issue where the accent color failed to change when a slideshow is being used

Known issues

  • An issue will prevent a PC from resuming from hibernation
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite will fail to work due to a driver bug
  • The systemtray's layout is disrupted by enabling "Always show all icons in the notification area"
  • D3.js-based charts will not display correctly in Microsoft Edge

18 February 2016

Cortana and search

  • Cortana will now show a button on the top to search for music

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 28.14257 to version 31.14267 with the following updates
    • When closing Edge, you can now choose to clear the browsing data
    • You can now change the favorites bar to only show icons
    • You can now create a folder right from the favorites bar
    • You can now rename items from the favorites bar
    • You can now require a prompt to pop up before a download starts
    • You can now choose the location where a download should be stored
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 13.14257 to version 14.14267 with the following updates
  • The following flags have been added
    • Foundational work for Web Notifications has been implemented (but not functional)
    • You can now set a flag for "Compose scrollbar thumbs independently"
    • You can now set a flag for DirectX settings "Use Windows.UI.Composition"
    • A flag for WebRTC 1.0 is available but not functional and will be removed in a later version

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • You can now back-up your Startscreen layout, accounts and passwords to OneDrive
  • Windows Defender has been updated to version 4.10
  • Visual updates and others
    • The selected accent color now has a new marking
    • Power and sleep settings contain some new information about behavior of the lockscreen when using slideshows

Apps

  • You can now attach photos in Skype messages
  • Option now available to use the Camera app to take a photo and send it with Skype

And further

  • Windows 10 Education is now supported for the Windows Insider Preview

Fixed issues

  • Using "Reset This PC" will no longer make your PC unusable
  • The WSClient.dll error dialog will no longer appear after logging in
  • The front-facing camera on PCs with Intel RealSense works again, allowing Windows Hello-authentication
  • Fixes an issue where Windows would display the wrong storage capacity for the system volume

Known issues

  • Upgrading to this build when using Hyper-V with more than one vswitch or multiple virtual network adapters may cause your networking connectivity to be lost

10 February 2016

And further

  • Links the "Learn more" link in Windows Update to the Windows version history page
  • Improved security in the Windows kenel

Fixed issues

  • Fixes issues with authentication, update installation, and OS installation
  • Fixes a bug where Edge would cache visited URLs in InPrivate-mode
  • Fixes an issue where the Windows Store and Windows Update wouldn't allow simultaneous installs
  • Fixes a security issue that allowed remode code execution
  • Fixes a security issue in Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that allowed code to be installed from malicious websites
  • Fixes additional issues with Windows UX, Windows 10 Mobile, Internet Explorer 11, Edge and the taskbar
  • Fixes additional issues with the .NET Framework, Windows Journal, Active Directory Federation Services, NPS Radius Server, kernel-mode drivers and WebDAV

9 February 2016

And further

  • Links the "Learn more" link in Windows Update to the Windows version history page
  • Improved security in the Windows kenel

Fixed issues

  • Fixes issues with authentication, update installation, and OS installation
  • Fixes a bug where Edge would cache visited URLs in InPrivate-mode
  • Fixes an issue where the Windows Store and Windows Update wouldn't allow simultaneous installs
  • Fixes a security issue that allowed remode code execution
  • Fixes a security issue in Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that allowed code to be installed from malicious websites
  • Fixes additional issues with Windows UX, Windows 10 Mobile, Internet Explorer 11, Edge and the taskbar
  • Fixes additional issues with the .NET Framework, Windows Journal, Active Directory Federation Services, NPS Radius Server, kernel-mode drivers and WebDAV

And further

  • Improves the installation time of updates
  • Improved performance for Sliverlight

Fixed issues

  • Fixes a bug where Edge would cache visited URLs in InPrivate-mode
  • Fixes an issue where Windows 10 PC's where not allowed to remotely configure a server
  • Fixes an issue with pictures and tables not displaying in Windows Journal
  • Fixes a security issue that allowed remode code execution
  • Fixes a security issue in Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that allowed code to be installed from malicious websites
  • Fixes additional issues with Input Method Editors (IMEs), Direct Access, assigned access, peripheral device detection, barcode scanning, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge and scripting
  • Fixed additional security issues with the .NET Framework, PDF library, Windows Journal, kernel-mode drivers, Remote Desktop and WebDAV

3 February 2016

Fixed issues

  • Memory related app crashes have been resolved
  • The Connect button now shows up again in Action Center
  • F12 Developer Tools in Microsoft Edge now work again
  • Suggested apps no longer show up in the start menu when “Occasionally show suggestions in Start” was turned off
  • Fixes an issue where the option “Get fun facts, tips, tricks and more on your lock screen” turned on would revert your lockscreen back to default
  • Fixes an issue where desktop icons would jump when switching between 100%, 150% and 175% scaling
  • Fixes an issue where it was impossible to paste new files in .zip folders in File Explorer

Known issues

  • Using "Reset This PC" would make your PC unusable
  • A WSClient.dll error dialog might appear after logging in
  • The front-facing camera on PCs with Intel RealSense won't work, rendering Windows Hello unusable
  • Windows may show that Airplane Mode is enabled, though your Wi-Fi is still working

27 January 2016

And further

  • The build syncs the PC and mobile version, bumping it to 14251

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where some PC games would crash
  • Fixes an issue where Narrator, Magnifier and other third-party assistive programs may encounter issues
  • Fixes an issue where File Explorer would crash on 175%

Known issues

  • A WSClient.dll error dialog might appear after logging in
  • The Connect button does not appear in Action Center
  • Apps may periodically crash or other memory related issues
  • F12 Developer Tools in Edge are broken
  • Using "Reset This PC" would make your PC unusable

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

21 January 2016

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 27.11099 to version 28.11102 with the following updates
    • Right clicking the back-button will now show a dropdown with pages visited earlier
    • The ellipses-menu has a slightly new design
    • The hub-, webnote- and share-items will no longer appear in the settings-menu when there isn't enough space on the addressbar

Other features

  • And more than 1200 other changes since 11099

Known issues

  • Some PC games will crash switching from windowed mode to full screen, when changing the game resolution or when launching
  • Narrator, Magnifier and other third-party assistive programs may encounter issues
  • A WSClient.dll error dialog might appear after logging in
  • You might experience issues with your wireless card while updating
  • The Connect button does not appear in Action Center

13 January 2016

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 25.11082 to version 27.11099 with the following updates
    • Fundamental work for EdgeHTML 14
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 13.11082 to version 13.11099 with the following updates
    • Support for grab and grabbing values for the cursor property
  • The following flags have been added
    • You can now enable the ability to unload unpacked extensions

System

  • Improvements to OneCore

And further

  • The full buildstring is now displayed at the bottom of the desktop

Fixed issues

  • Fixes the progress dialogues for copy/move actions

Known issues

  • Log on for devices using Citrix XenDesktop may be broken
  • Applications that depent on Adobe Flash may crash when launched

12 January 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

17 December 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

16 December 2015

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 25.10586 to version 25.11082 with the following updates
    • Minor design changes, including different spacing for the Hub-icon
  • The following flags have been added
    • Experimental support for VP9 has been added

System

  • Improvements to OneCore

Apps

  • The Insider Hub has been added again

And further

  • Copyright info has been updated to 2016

Known issues

  • Languages packages and Features on Demand won't be able to install
  • The progress dialog when copying, deleting or moving a file won't show up
  • Default applications for some applications will be reset

8 December 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

4 December 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

2 December 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

24 November 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

18 November 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements
10.0.10586.11 (th2_release.151112-1900)

12 November 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

10 November 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements
10.0.10586.3 (th2_release_sec.151104-1948)

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

9 November 2015

Start and Action Center

  • You can now show either 3 or 4 medium tiles per group
  • The letters in the app list now take less space when "Show more tiles" is enabled
  • Tiles now can have jumplists
  • The context menus for tiles have been reorganized and provide quick links to share and review apps
  • Desktop app tiles now can have their own color
  • Start now supports up to 2048 tiles (up from 512)
  • The start context menus have been updated to display icons and contain the app's jumplist

Cortana and search

  • Cortana now works on local accounts
  • Cortana can now understand your inked notes
  • Cortana can now track your movies and ticketed events
  • Cortana can now warn you for missed phone calls
  • Cortana can now save energy when you're away

Desktop

  • Task View now allows to snap apps to the screen or replace apps
  • When you snap a window and select another window to snap beside it, you can resize both windows at once (only horizontal)

User Interface

  • When colors for start, taskbar and Action Center are enabled, title bars will now also be affected
  • Context menus now have a more consistent design
  • Improved dark and light theming
  • The look for dropdowns has been changed system wide
  • Windows Apps now have an opening and closing animation
  • Jumplists have a new design
  • Some icons have been replaced (including the Registry Editor)
  • The title bar of WinRT apps will now take the color of the splash screen while starting
  • The text that is shown while preparing your account has been updated

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 20.10240 to version 25.10586 with the following updates
    • You can now open proxy settings from within the Microsoft Edge settings
    • Edge has a new First start-home page
    • You can now share media to other screens
    • When a page is properly paginated, the next button will light up to go to the next page
    • Tabs won't resize when you're closing tabs until your mouse leaves the tabbar
    • Edge now shows previews of tabs
    • You can now sync your favorites and reading list
    • Middle-clicking the Edge-icon will now launch a new window
    • The F12 tools can now be docked into the window
    • The search engine setting now has its own pane
    • The note feature has a new icon
    • You can now use "Ask Cortana" when reading a PDF
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 12.10240 to version 12.10586 with the following updates
    • Base for Object RTC support
    • Improved support for ECMAScript 6.0 and 7.0
    • Extended support for HTML5 and CSS3
    • Support for new input types
    • Support for Pointer Lock
    • Support for Canvas blending modes
    • Support for the download-attribute in an anchor
    • Support for the picture-element
    • Support for :in-range, :out-of-range, :read-only and :read-write
    • Support for font-size-adjust
    • Support for input type=datetime-local
    • Support for ellipses
    • Support for Object RTC
    • Support for HTML Templates
    • Support for CSS initial and unset
  • The following flags have been added
    • The experimental Javascript functions option is now functional

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Colors for start, the taskbar and Action Center now also apply to title bars
    • Windows Spotlight can now be set as the lock screen for Pro users
    • You can now disable the background for the logon screen
    • You can now (dis)allow apps to access your call history
    • You can now (dis)allow apps to access and send emails
    • You can now make Windows select the correct time zone automatically
    • You can now choose to shuffel backgrounds when using a slideshow
    • You can let Windows notify you when there are issues with any USB-connected device
    • The Insider settings now show your account details and allow you to stop receiving builds for a limited amount of days
    • The Control Panel's Theme Settings have been extended, back to the state from Windows 8.1
    • There is a new system in place to warn you for common issues when using the Insider Preview
    • Installing apps to another drive has been enabled again
    • You can now change where Windows stores offline maps
    • Changing the scalling settings will now go in effect when changed, without clicking "Apply"
    • You can now locate your device with GPS and location tracking in "Find my device"
    • The Activation-screen no longer shows a product ID and key but the status if you've been digitally entitled
    • The default apps are now marked as "Recommended for Windows 10" on the Default apps page
    • There is a new "Learn more" link in Windows Update that is supposed to give you info on the latest updates
  • Visual updates and others
    • The Settings-icon on the taskbar no longer has a background color
    • The Settings-tile is now transparent for non-fresh installs too
    • The "Storage" tab now has icons for each file format
    • The settings app splash screen now uses the user's accent color
    • The About page now shows the Windows 10 logo in the user's accent color
    • The Windows Insider Ring now has to be set with a slider instead of a dropdown

System

  • Improved memory management
  • Your default printer is now the last printer you've used
  • You can now activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 key
  • The build number of a public build no longer has to be dividable by 16
  • WebM and VP9 support has been removed (will return in a later build)
  • Improvements to localization text UI in various languages

Apps

  • You can now share feedback more easly from Windows Feedback
  • Windows Apps can now have jumplists
  • Skype Video has been added as a default app
  • Messaging has been added as a default app
  • Phone has been added as a default app
  • Sway has been added as a default app

Other features

  • Improvements to the text input panel, including expanding when more space is required and punctuation improvements
  • New emojis have been added
  • The "Environmental Variables" window has been reworked
  • You can now use Hyper-V within another Hyper-V guest machine
  • Improved performance for running Hyper-V machines within each other

And further

  • Windows will now claim to be version 1511, which stands for its November 2015 release date
  • The copyright has been changed to 2016

5 November 2015

Start and Action Center

  • You can now show either 3 or 4 medium tiles per group
  • The letters in the app list now take less space when "Show more tiles" is enabled
  • Tiles now can have jumplists
  • The context menus for tiles have been reorganized and provide quick links to share and review apps
  • Desktop app tiles now can have their own color
  • Start now supports up to 2048 tiles (up from 512)
  • The start context menus have been updated to display icons and contain the app's jumplist

Cortana and search

  • Cortana now works on local accounts
  • Cortana can now understand your inked notes
  • Cortana can now track your movies and ticketed events
  • Cortana can now warn you for missed phone calls
  • Cortana can now save energy when you're away

Desktop

  • Task View now allows to snap apps to the screen or replace apps
  • When you snap a window and select another window to snap beside it, you can resize both windows at once (only horizontal)

User Interface

  • When colors for start, taskbar and Action Center are enabled, title bars will now also be affected
  • Context menus now have a more consistent design
  • Improved dark and light theming
  • The look for dropdowns has been changed system wide
  • Windows Apps now have an opening and closing animation
  • Jumplists have a new design
  • Some icons have been replaced (including the Registry Editor)
  • The title bar of WinRT apps will now take the color of the splash screen while starting
  • The text that is shown while preparing your account has been updated

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 20.10240 to version 25.10586 with the following updates
    • You can now open proxy settings from within the Microsoft Edge settings
    • Edge has a new First start-home page
    • You can now share media to other screens
    • When a page is properly paginated, the next button will light up to go to the next page
    • Tabs won't resize when you're closing tabs until your mouse leaves the tabbar
    • Edge now shows previews of tabs
    • You can now sync your favorites and reading list
    • Middle-clicking the Edge-icon will now launch a new window
    • The F12 tools can now be docked into the window
    • The search engine setting now has its own pane
    • The note feature has a new icon
    • You can now use "Ask Cortana" when reading a PDF
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 12.10240 to version 12.10586 with the following updates
    • Base for Object RTC support
    • Improved support for ECMAScript 6.0 and 7.0
    • Extended support for HTML5 and CSS3
    • Support for new input types
    • Support for Pointer Lock
    • Support for Canvas blending modes
    • Support for the download-attribute in an anchor
    • Support for the picture-element
    • Support for :in-range, :out-of-range, :read-only and :read-write
    • Support for font-size-adjust
    • Support for input type=datetime-local
    • Support for ellipses
    • Support for Object RTC
    • Support for HTML Templates
    • Support for CSS initial and unset
  • The following flags have been added
    • The experimental Javascript functions option is now functional

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Colors for start, the taskbar and Action Center now also apply to title bars
    • Windows Spotlight can now be set as the lock screen for Pro users
    • You can now disable the background for the logon screen
    • You can now (dis)allow apps to access your call history
    • You can now (dis)allow apps to access and send emails
    • You can now make Windows select the correct time zone automatically
    • You can now choose to shuffel backgrounds when using a slideshow
    • You can let Windows notify you when there are issues with any USB-connected device
    • The Insider settings now show your account details and allow you to stop receiving builds for a limited amount of days
    • The Control Panel's Theme Settings have been extended, back to the state from Windows 8.1
    • There is a new system in place to warn you for common issues when using the Insider Preview
    • Installing apps to another drive has been enabled again
    • You can now change where Windows stores offline maps
    • Changing the scalling settings will now go in effect when changed, without clicking "Apply"
    • You can now locate your device with GPS and location tracking in "Find my device"
    • The Activation-screen no longer shows a product ID and key but the status if you've been digitally entitled
    • The default apps are now marked as "Recommended for Windows 10" on the Default apps page
    • There is a new "Learn more" link in Windows Update that is supposed to give you info on the latest updates
  • Visual updates and others
    • The Settings-icon on the taskbar no longer has a background color
    • The Settings-tile is now transparent for non-fresh installs too
    • The "Storage" tab now has icons for each file format
    • The settings app splash screen now uses the user's accent color
    • The About page now shows the Windows 10 logo in the user's accent color
    • The Windows Insider Ring now has to be set with a slider instead of a dropdown

System

  • Improved memory management
  • Your default printer is now the last printer you've used
  • You can now activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 key
  • The build number of a public build no longer has to be dividable by 16
  • WebM and VP9 support has been removed (will return in a later build)
  • Improvements to localization text UI in various languages

Apps

  • You can now share feedback more easly from Windows Feedback
  • Windows Apps can now have jumplists
  • Skype Video has been added as a default app
  • Messaging has been added as a default app
  • Phone has been added as a default app
  • Sway has been added as a default app

Other features

  • Improvements to the text input panel, including expanding when more space is required and punctuation improvements
  • New emojis have been added
  • The "Environmental Variables" window has been reworked
  • You can now use Hyper-V within another Hyper-V guest machine
  • Improved performance for running Hyper-V machines within each other

And further

  • Windows will now claim to be version 1511, which stands for its November 2015 release date
  • The copyright has been changed to 2016

29 October 2015

User Interface

  • The context menus in start no longer use the user's accent color
  • The title bar of WinRT apps will now take the color of the splash screen while starting
  • Some context menus have been updated with a new design
  • The text that is shown while preparing your account has been updated

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 23.10565 to version 25.10576 with the following updates
    • You can now use "Ask Cortana" when reading a PDF
    • Casting media to device now fully works
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 13.10565 to version 13.10576 with the following updates
    • Improved support for ECMAScript 6
  • The following flags have been added
    • The experimental Javascript functions option is now functional

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • The default apps are now marked as "Recommended for Windows 10" on the Default apps page
    • There is a new "Learn more" link in Windows Update that is supposed to give you info on the latest updates

System

  • The build number of a public build no longer has to be dividable by 16
  • WebM and VP9 support has been removed (will return in a later build)
  • Improvements to localization text UI in various languages

Other features

  • Improved performance for running Hyper-V machines within each other

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the Xbox app would consume gigabytes of memory on your PC when any Win32 game is installed that is identified as a game in the Xbox app
  • The Search box will now work again in a location that Cortana is not supported

Known issues

  • Notification sounds get reduced by 75% for a period of time
  • Upgrading will cause the loss of all your Skype messages and contacts in the Messaging app
  • On small formfactors with rotation or virtual mode, screen size set larger than the physical screen will experience bluescreens when upgrading
  • Surface Pro 3s may shut down instead of going into sleep when using the power button

27 October 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

16 October 2015

Start and Action Center

  • The start context menus have been updated to display icons and contain the app's jumplist

Cortana and search

  • Cortana can now understand your inked notes
  • Cortana can now track your movies and ticketed events
  • Cortana can now warn you for missed phone calls
  • Cortana can now save energy when you're away

User Interface

  • Jumplists have a new design
  • Some context menus have been changed
  • Some icons have been replaced (including the Registry Editor)
  • Title bar colors are now the same color as your accent color instead of a faded variation of it
  • WinRT apps will no longer show a colored icon on the taskbar if available

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 21.10547 to version 23.10547 with the following updates
    • Edge now shows previews of tabs
    • You can now sync your favorites and reading list
    • Middle-clicking the Edge-icon will now launch a new window
    • The F12 tools can now be docked into the window
    • The search engine setting now has its own pane
    • The note feature has a new icon
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 13.10547 to version 13.14366 with the following updates
    • Support for CSS initial and unset

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Installing apps to another drive has been enabled again
    • You can now change where Windows stores offline maps
    • Changing the scalling settings will now go in effect when changed, without clicking "Apply"
    • You can now locate your device with GPS and location tracking in "Find my device"
    • The Activation-screen no longer shows a product ID and key but the status if you've been digitally entitled
  • Visual updates and others
    • The settings app splash screen now uses the user's accent color
    • The About page now shows the Windows 10 logo in the user's accent color
    • The Windows Insider Ring now has to be set with a slider instead of a dropdown

System

  • Your default printer is now the last printer you've used
  • You can now activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 key

Apps

  • Skype Video has been added as a default app
  • Messaging has been added as a default app
  • Phone has been added as a default app
  • Sway has been added as a default app

Other features

  • You can now use Hyper-V within another Hyper-V guest machine

And further

  • Windows will now claim to be version 1511, which stands for its November 2015 release date
  • The copyright has been changed to 2016

13 October 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

12 October 2015

Start and Action Center

  • The start context menus have been updated to display icons and contain the app's jumplist

Cortana and search

  • Cortana can now understand your inked notes
  • Cortana can now track your movies and ticketed events
  • Cortana can now warn you for missed phone calls
  • Cortana can now save energy when you're away

User Interface

  • Jumplists have a new design
  • Some context menus have been changed
  • Some icons have been replaced (including the Registry Editor)
  • Title bar colors are now the same color as your accent color instead of a faded variation of it
  • WinRT apps will no longer show a colored icon on the taskbar if available

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 21.10547 to version 23.10547 with the following updates
    • Edge now shows previews of tabs
    • You can now sync your favorites and reading list
    • Middle-clicking the Edge-icon will now launch a new window
    • The F12 tools can now be docked into the window
    • The search engine setting now has its own pane
    • The note feature has a new icon
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 13.10547 to version 13.14366 with the following updates
    • Support for CSS initial and unset

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Installing apps to another drive has been enabled again
    • You can now change where Windows stores offline maps
    • Changing the scalling settings will now go in effect when changed, without clicking "Apply"
    • You can now locate your device with GPS and location tracking in "Find my device"
    • The Activation-screen no longer shows a product ID and key but the status if you've been digitally entitled
  • Visual updates and others
    • The settings app splash screen now uses the user's accent color
    • The About page now shows the Windows 10 logo in the user's accent color
    • The Windows Insider Ring now has to be set with a slider instead of a dropdown

System

  • Your default printer is now the last printer you've used
  • You can now activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 key

Apps

  • Skype Video has been added as a default app
  • Messaging has been added as a default app
  • Phone has been added as a default app
  • Sway has been added as a default app

Other features

  • You can now use Hyper-V within another Hyper-V guest machine

And further

  • Windows will now claim to be version 1511, which stands for its November 2015 release date
  • The copyright has been changed to 2016

30 September 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

18 September 2015

Start and Action Center

  • You can now show either 3 or 4 medium tiles per group
  • The letters in the app list now take less space when "Show more tiles" is enabled
  • Tiles now can have jumplists
  • The context menus for tiles have been reorganized and provide quick links to share and review apps
  • Desktop app tiles now can have their own color
  • Start now supports up to 2048 tiles (up from 512)

Cortana and search

  • Cortana now works on local accounts

Desktop

  • Task View now allows to snap apps to the screen or replace apps
  • When you snap a window and select another window to snap beside it, you can resize both windows at once (only horizontal)

User Interface

  • Context menus have now have a grey design instead of white
  • The look for dropdowns has been changed system wide
  • Windows Apps now have an opening and closing animation
  • Some icons have been replaced

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 20.10532 to version 21.10547 with the following updates
    • You can now open proxy settings from within the Microsoft Edge settings
    • Edge has a new First start-home page
    • You can now share media to other screens
    • When a page is properly paginated, the next button will light up to go to the next page
    • Tabs won't resize when you're closing tabs until your mouse leaves the tabbar
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 12.10532 to version 13.10547 with the following updates
    • Extended support for HTML5 and CSS3
    • Support for the download-attribute in an anchor
    • Support for the picture-element
    • Support for :in-range, :out-of-range, :read-only and :read-write
    • Support for font-size-adjust
    • Support for input type=datetime-local
    • Support for ellipses
    • Support for Object RTC
    • Support for HTML Templates
    • Improved support for ECMAScript 7

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Windows Spotlight can now be set as the lock screen for Pro users
    • You can now disable the background for the logon screen
    • You can now (dis)allow apps to access your call history
    • You can now (dis)allow apps to access and send emails
    • You can now make Windows select the correct time zone automatically
    • You can now choose to shuffel backgrounds when using a slideshow
    • You can let Windows notify you when there are issues with any USB-connected device
    • The Insider settings now show your account details and allow you to stop receiving builds for a limited amount of days
    • The Control Panel's Theme Settings have been extended, back to the state from Windows 8.1
    • There is a new system in place to warn you for common issues when using the Insider Preview
  • Visual updates and others
    • The "Storage" tab now has icons for each file format

Apps

  • Windows Apps can now have jumplists
  • Multiple apps now use a colored icon (Windows Store, Mail, Calendar, Calculator, etc.)

Other features

  • Improvements to the text input panel, including expanding when more space is required and punctuation improvements
  • New emojis have been added
  • The "Environmental Variables" window has been reworked

Fixed issues

  • Multiple issues have been fixed that would trigger a critical error dialog when using Start
  • The Action Center icon will no longer light up when there aren't any new notifications
  • Fixes an issue where the battery fly-out would be rendered incorrectly in some languages
  • Multiple issues with audio have been resolved

Known issues

  • Windows Store apps might fail to update automatically
  • When using notepad from the command line to open a file with just the file name will triger a permission error
  • Clicking on toggles in the Action Center to quickly might cause the Windows Shell to block and no longer open any fly-outs like battery, audio, network, etc.

15 September 2015

Start

  • The start menu has been added with support for Live Tiles
  • The "Jumplists" tab under "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" has been renamed to "Start Menu"
  • An option to switch to the start menu has been added under "Start Menu" in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties"

And further

  • Avatars on the logon screen and start menu are now circles

8 September 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

27 August 2015

User Interface

  • Context menus now have a more consistent design
  • Improved dark and light theming

Microsoft Edge

  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 12.10525 to version 12.10532 with the following updates
    • Improved support for ECMAScript 6.0 and 7.0
    • Support for new input types
    • Support for Pointer Lock
    • Support for Canvas blending modes
    • Additional improved support for HTML5 and CSS3

Apps

  • You can now share feedback more easly from Windows Feedback

Known issues

  • Windows Hello face sign-on will not work on this build with some devices (fingerprint will work)
  • 64 bit Google Chrome will crash on launch

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

18 August 2015

User Interface

  • When colors for start, taskbar and Action Center are enabled, title bars will now also be affected

Microsoft Edge

  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 12.10240 to version 12.10525 with the following updates
    • Base for Object RTC support

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Colors for start, the taskbar and Action Center now also apply to title bars
  • Visual updates and others
    • The Settings-icon on the taskbar no longer has a background color
    • The Settings-tile is now transparent for non-fresh installs too

System

  • Improved memory management

Known issues

  • Mobile hotspots don’t work in this build
  • 64 bit Google Chrome will crash on launch

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

14 August 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

11 August 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

5 August 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

29 July 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

15 July 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

9 July 2015

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 20.10162 to version 20.10166 with the following updates
    • You can now view localhost sites within Microsoft Edge

Apps

  • Store
    • You can now buy Wi-Fi in the Windows Store

Fixed issues

  • Unknown bug fixes

6 July 2015

Bug fixes

  • Improved reliablility, stability and battery usage

2 July 2015

Bug fixes

  • Improved reliablility, stability and battery usage

30 June 2015

User Interface

  • The Hero wallpaper is now available
  • The logon screen has been updated with a centered design
  • The Hero wallpaper is now used in the logon screen

29 June 2015

Start and Action Center

  • The full screen start menu now shows the power and all apps button at the bottom
  • The hamburger button no longer shows a notification icon when new apps are installed, this is now shown at the all apps button
  • New animations for tiles, including the 3D-animation
  • New boot animations for apps
  • Most WinRT tiles can now take the large tile size (including Edge, Calculator, etc.)
  • The smilies for additional icons above power have been replaced with actual indicating icons (and some have been updated)
  • Full screen start is now aligned higher, allowing more tiles in the height without a scrollbar appearing
  • You can now swipe up on the left side of start to show all apps
  • The clock, language and other notification-fly-outs have been updated with a transparent background
  • New quick settings for Notes and Quiet hours
  • Start will no longer show suggested apps

Cortana and search

  • Search will now show a "Try Cortana" button on the bottom if Cortana isn't activated
  • Cortana now has a refined UI
  • Additional features have been added, like flight tracking, etc.
  • Cortana now supports Office 365 integration
  • Cortana will sometimes "talk" to you through the search box

User Interface

  • The window chrome of Win32 apps is now the same as for WinRT apps
  • The back-button no longer takes the accent color in some apps
  • Apps no longer have to take a white icon on the taskbar anymore
  • Multiple icons have been revamped
  • All Win32 controls have been given a redesign
  • The taskbar animations for loading, needs attention, etc. have been updated
  • The installation experience has been updated, it also introduces more apps
  • There are new default wallpapers
  • Properties windows have received a visual update

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 15.10130 to version 20.10158 with the following updates
    • Project Spartan has been rebranded to Edge
    • The feedback icon has been removed from the main bar
    • There is a new share icon on the url bar
    • You can now enable a dark theme for Edge
    • You can now drag and drop tabs between multiple windows
    • You can now manage your passwords
    • You can now change the search provider
    • When closing Edge with 2 or more tabs open, it will now warn you
    • Pinned hubs now look better
    • You can now show a home button
    • Pinning sites to start is broken in that it no longer has the site's theme, but a normal Edge logo
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 12.10130 to version 12.10158 with the following updates
    • Improved ECMAScript 6 support (without flags)

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • The Windows Spotlight lock screen has been removed for non-Home
    • Automatic color picker now works
    • You can now enable features that aren't enabled by default through Windows Update
    • You can now exit the Windows Insider program
  • Visual updates and others
    • There are new animations when switching applets

Apps

  • More apps now use the accent color as their tile color
  • More apps have a tile-less icon on the taskbar
  • Multiple apps have been updated to more recent versions
  • Most stock apps no longer have a background color for their icon in the taskbar
  • Store
    • The "Store" apps has been removed, leaving only "Store (beta)"
    • The Store has received a new design with an interface more similar to other apps (back button in title bar, etc.)
  • New "Get Office" app
  • New "Phone companion" app
  • New "Microsoft Wi-Fi" app
  • Photos
    • The Photos app now supports GIFs
    • You can now choose to open a picture with another app
  • Insider Hub
    • The Insider Hub has to be activated in "Add features"
    • The Insider Hub has a new icon

Other features

  • You can now set a timer in the snapping tool

Fixed issues

  • In tablet mode, icons no longer disappear behind the Task View, Search and Back button when app icons are shown

12 June 2015

Start and Action Center

  • You can add new locations to the left side part of the menu
  • When new apps are available, there will be a little badge on the "All apps" button and hamburger menu
  • The Action Center no longer has a border
  • For virtual desktops, the taskbar will now be filtered by default
  • There is now an universal back button on the taskbar in tablet mode
  • The progress bar behind icons in the taskbar now works for every state again and has been redesigned
  • The clock widget in the taskbar has been redesigned

Cortana and search

  • Windows + C now opens Cortana instead of the Charms bar

User Interface

  • Some of the icons have been revamped
  • Jumplists have been redesigned
  • You can now swipe down from the edge of a screen to show app commands like Windows 8.1

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 13.10122 to version 15.10130 with the following updates
    • Project Spartan is now capable of going full screen, where it used to go in full window
    • The Settings pane has been split in 2 pages
    • It is now possible to pin panes to the side to let them stay open while browsing
    • Improved print options
    • Improvements to address bar badges
    • Reading Mode now supports more screen sizes and content types

Apps

  • More apps now use the accent color as their tile color (Photos, Alarms & Clocks, Maps, etc.)
  • Video
    • The full screen feature now works properly
  • Solitaire Collection
    • Solitaire Collection Preview has been renamed to Solitaire Collection
  • Network beta
    • A "Network beta" app has been added, but doesn't contain anything
  • MSN apps
    • The stock MSN apps have been updated to a newer version (Weather, News, Sports, Money, etc.)
  • Store Beta
    • The stock Store has been updated to a newer version
    • The interface has been improved
    • You can now see all of your purchases in "My collection"

And further

  • Printing to PDF is now called "Microsoft print to PDF"

29 May 2015

Start and Action Center

  • You can add new locations to the left side part of the menu
  • When new apps are available, there will be a little badge on the "All apps" button and hamburger menu
  • The Action Center no longer has a border
  • For virtual desktops, the taskbar will now be filtered by default
  • There is now an universal back button on the taskbar in tablet mode
  • The progress bar behind icons in the taskbar now works for every state again and has been redesigned
  • The clock widget in the taskbar has been redesigned

Cortana and search

  • Windows + C now opens Cortana instead of the Charms bar

User Interface

  • Some of the icons have been revamped
  • Jumplists have been redesigned
  • You can now swipe down from the edge of a screen to show app commands like Windows 8.1

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 13.10122 to version 15.10130 with the following updates
    • Project Spartan is now capable of going full screen, where it used to go in full window
    • The Settings pane has been split in 2 pages
    • It is now possible to pin panes to the side to let them stay open while browsing
    • Improved print options
    • Improvements to address bar badges
    • Reading Mode now supports more screen sizes and content types

Apps

  • More apps now use the accent color as their tile color (Photos, Alarms & Clocks, Maps, etc.)
  • Video
    • The full screen feature now works properly
  • Solitaire Collection
    • Solitaire Collection Preview has been renamed to Solitaire Collection
  • Network beta
    • A "Network beta" app has been added, but doesn't contain anything
  • MSN apps
    • The stock MSN apps have been updated to a newer version (Weather, News, Sports, Money, etc.)
  • Store Beta
    • The stock Store has been updated to a newer version
    • The interface has been improved
    • You can now see all of your purchases in "My collection"

And further

  • Printing to PDF is now called "Microsoft print to PDF"

20 May 2015

Start and Action Center

  • The "Expand start" button has been removed
  • Start now supports jumplists
  • "Places" has been removed
  • File Explorer and Settings are now shown above Power options
  • Start will now give a suggestion for new apps
  • You can now click on a letter to show all letters and navigate faster
  • Tablet improvements
    • The apps list is no longer displayed onscreen by default
    • Tiles are displayed larger
    • There is now a global back button

Cortana and search

  • In China, users can now choose between Cortana and Huna
  • Cortana now has a Feedback button
  • Cortana now has a dark interface
  • Cortana now shows a smaller interface when using the "Hey Cortana" command

User Interface

  • Apps will now display the back-button in the title bar when required, tablets will show this button in the taskbar in a later build
  • Switch-buttons and sliders have received a new design
  • The window border chrome has been updated
  • The installation has a slightly altered design (the ring now fades, there are only 3 steps instead of 4)

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 0.11.10074 to version 13.10122 with the following updates
    • There is a new Internet Explorer-like New tabs page
    • There is a new MSN.com-like New tabs page
    • Pages that are using sound now show this in their tab
    • You can now pin sites to the start menu again
    • Edge can now save passwords and forms
    • Edge now supports InPrivate browsing
    • When Reading Mode-compatible content is found, the icon will animate
    • When hovering over an URL, the target URL is now shown at the bottom
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 12.10074 to version 12.10122 with the following updates
    • CSS3 Cursor Value support
    • HTML5 date/week/time input fields are now enabled by default

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Backup & restore has been re-added from Windows 7
    • Windows Hello has been added with facial recognition, fingerprint and iris scan support
    • Options to change start have been added under "Personalization"
    • You can no longer pin individual settings to Start
  • Visual updates and others
    • Settings has a new interface design
    • Some applets have been moved to other sections

System

  • Win32 apps can no longer ask to change the default app for any file format and have to use the method used by Universal Windows Apps

Apps

  • Music Preview
    • Music Preview is now called Music
    • Feature and interface update
  • Video Preview
    • Video Preview is now called Video
    • Feature and interface updates
  • MSN apps
    • All MSN apps have been given a small design update
  • Insider Hub
    • The Insider Hub now follows the new design rules for Windows 10 with a brand new interface
  • 3D Builder has been added as a default app
  • Windows Reading List is no longer a default app
  • Windows Reader is no longer a default app
  • Music is no longer a default app
  • Video is no longer a default app

And further

  • "Play to" has been renamed "Cast to Device"

Fixed issues

  • Updates & Security > For Developers no longer makes the app crash

5 May 2015

Fixed issues

  • Project Spartan will no longer crash when attepted to open on some devices
  • The Start menu will no longer appera when screen resolution, DPI settings or screen rotation are changed

29 April 2015

Start and Action Center

  • When in fullscreen, the groups are verticaly centered
  • Start now has a blurred background
  • There are new Tile animations
  • Live Tiles can now be disabled
  • When tablet mode is enabled, the Windows, Search/Cortana and Task View icons get bigger (the actual icons, not just the space arround them)
  • There is a new sound control
  • You can now enable "Battery saver" or change the brightness from the "Battery status" icon in the taskbar

Cortana and search

  • Cortana is now integrated into start
  • Cortana's height is now variable to start
  • The Cortana icon is now smaller to match the start button
  • The search field, when disabled, will no longer cover the taskbar when opening the start menu, searching by typing is still possible
  • The search field now appears in the start menu when not enabled on the taskbar

Desktop

  • "Personalize" in the desktop context menu now opens the Settings app

User Interface

  • This build indicates the first build in the Insider Preview series instead of the Technical Preview
  • The installation now says "Installing Windows" rather then "Installing Windows 10 Technical Preview"

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • The list of default accent colors has been changed
  • Visual updates and others
    • The category icon is now shown next to the back-arrow
    • Some icons have been changed
    • Update & back-up has been renamed Update & security
    • Windows Defender settings are now also displayed under Update & security
  • The personalization settings have been removed from the Control Panel (except for themes)

Apps

  • Getting started
    • Getting started has a new tile icon (which appeared on the splash screen in 10061)
  • People
    • People has been revamped

And further

  • Some of the sounds have been renamed

23 April 2015

Start and Action Center

  • The Power button is now shown above the All apps button
  • It is now possible to resize the start menu
  • The amount of columns per group is now 3 by default (upgrades are not affected and remain with 4 columns)
  • Start now shows the progress of apps that are being installed
  • Tiles for Win32 apps no longer take a color based on the icon of that tile, but follows the accent color
  • Recently installed apps are now displayed on the top of the all apps list
  • Health & Fitness is no longer pinned to start by default
  • The Action Center now takes on the color you've chosen for windows and the taskbar
  • There is a new calendar fly-out for the system tray

Cortana and search

  • Cortana can now search for music

User Interface

  • There are some new icons
  • The taskbar is now transparent
  • The Task View button has a new icon
  • The search bar is now the full height of the taskbar
  • The taskbar is now dark by default
  • Windows no longer take on a color and are now always gray

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 0.10.10049 to version 0.11.10064 with the following updates
    • You can now find your downloads in the download manager
    • You can now open Internet Explorer from within Spartan
    • The "Add to" dialogue has been improved
    • You can now save PDFs you opened in the browser
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 12.10049 to version 12.10064 with the following updates
    • Default function parameters
    • Rest parameters
    • Spread (...) operator
    • RegEx "y" and "u" flags
    • Generators
    • Proxy
    • Reflect
    • Function "name" property
    • String.prototype methods
    • Improved support for HTML5
    • Improved support for CSS3
    • Default parameter
    • Generators
    • RegExp Built-ins (ES6)
    • ASM.js
    • Media Capture and Streams
    • Meta Referrer
    • SVG foreignobject element
  • Edge now has an about:flags page

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer has been reset to a state equal to version 11.0.9600

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Transparency can be disabled
    • You can now enable and disable the color of the taskbar and start screen
    • Multiple new personalization settings have been added
    • New privacy options have been added
    • Under "Update & recovery" there is a new "For developers" section
  • Visual updates and others
    • The app has received a minor design update

System

  • Apps no longer have a restricted minimum size

Apps

  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection Preview
    • Microsoft Solitaire Collection Preview is now a default app
    • The app has, compared to its stable counterpart, a brand new UI
  • Music Preview has been added as an app
  • Video Preview has been added as an app
  • Outlook
    • Mail has been replaced by Outlook
    • Outlook now has a ribbon design
    • Calendar has been replaced by Outlook Calendar

31 March 2015

Start and Action Center

  • The battery status popup has been updated

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge version 0.10.10049 has added with the following features
    • You can now draw on web-pages
    • Comments can now be added to web-pages (like Office)
    • Reading Mode is now built-in
    • Reading List is now built-in
    • Cortana is now built-in
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 12.0 to version 12.10049 with a number of new features

Internet Explorer

  • IE is replaced by Project 'Spartan' as the default browser

Settings

  • Visual updates and others
    • Some icons have been updated

Apps

  • Alarms & Clocks
    • Alarms has been renamed to Alarms & Clocks
    • The option bar has been updated with a new design
    • The interface is now white by default
  • Calculator
    • More options are visible in the smallest screen
    • Some buttons have been put elsewhere
    • Number buttons now are shown in bold
    • The interface is now white by default
  • Sound recorder
    • The interface is now white by default

And further

  • Internet Explorer is no longer a default pinned item on the taskbar and is replaced by "Project Spartan"'s globe icon

24 March 2015

Start and Action Center

  • The start menu can now be made transparent
  • You can now pin tiles by dragging apps from the "All apps" list to the start screen
  • "Places" no longer have icons, and the "Places" title has been removed
  • You can now put the PC to sleep with the power button in start
  • Folders now have an arrow to indicate that they contain a dropdown
  • Tiles can now be changed (format, etc.) with touch, similar to Windows Phone
  • When clicking on the network icon, a new window shows up to manage your connection without opening Settings

Cortana and search

  • Cortana is now available in China, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain

Desktop

  • You can now drag windows to another desktop in the Task View
  • You can now choose to display all active apps from all desktops in the taskbar, or only the apps that are on the current desktop

User Interface

  • Task View has been updated with a new interface
  • The start button now has a smaller Windows logo and a new hover design
  • The window preview in the taskbar has been updated with a new design
  • Multiple icons have been updated
  • When the taskbar is small, the date will still be visible
  • The "All apps" icon has been changed
  • The lock screen now shows icons in the bottom right corner, instead of under the clock
  • The login screen has been redesigned
  • Context menus now have a touch-friendly design when using a touch screen (and a redesign in general)
  • Loading screens for Restarting, Shutting down, etc. have been redesigned
  • The installation UI has been updated
  • The installation now shows a percentage that is a total of the full installation, rather than a percentage for each step
  • Cortana now gets introduced during installation
  • It's now more clear how to make a new Microsoft Account, or how to use a local account

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer has been updated to version 11.0.10011
  • Improvements to the EdgeHTML render engine
    • Conditional Rules
    • Gradient Midpoints
    • Date related input types
    • Touch Events
    • Web Audio API
    • ARAI Landmark Roles
    • Fullscreen API
    • DOM Level 3 XPath
    • Improved support for ECMAScript 6
    • Improved support for FeBlend mode
    • Improved support for CSS3 standards
    • Improved support for HTML5 standards
  • New flags have been added to about:flags
  • You can now send a smiley face

System

  • You can now print to PDF natively
  • You can now install apps from and move apps to an SD card

Apps

  • Photos
    • The Live Tile is now integrated with OneDrive
    • Improved performance
    • Support for RAW files
    • Support for keyboard shortcuts
  • Reading List
    • Reading List now notifies you of its Windows Phone counterpart
  • Windows Store beta
    • Small changes to the UI in general
  • OneNote
    • OneNote Preview is now the default version and no longer requires an update to be installed to show up
  • Settings
    • There are new app management tools
    • You can now return to your previous Windows installation from within the Settings app's Recovery settings
    • Regular Win32 apps are now also displayed in with the WinRT apps in the Settings
    • UI items have been refreshed
    • You can now choose to receive updates through P2P
    • Windows Defender settings have been added
    • You can now choose the behavior of the Tablet mode switch
    • You can now pin settings the start screen
  • Windows Feedback
    • The Feedback app now has an improved interface
    • The category a feedback item belongs to is now displayed above that feedback item
  • Insider Hub
    • You can now track the feedback you've given
  • Scan
    • The Scan app has been revamped

Other features

  • The Text Input canvas has been improved
10.0.10041.0 (fbl_impressive.150313-1821)

18 March 2015

Start and Action Center

  • The start menu can now be made transparent
  • You can now pin tiles by dragging apps from the "All apps" list to the start screen
  • "Places" no longer have icons, and the "Places" title has been removed
  • You can now put the PC to sleep with the power button in start
  • Folders now have an arrow to indicate that they contain a dropdown
  • Tiles can now be changed (format, etc.) with touch, similar to Windows Phone
  • When clicking on the network icon, a new window shows up to manage your connection without opening Settings

Cortana and search

  • Cortana is now available in China, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain

Desktop

  • You can now drag windows to another desktop in the Task View
  • You can now choose to display all active apps from all desktops in the taskbar, or only the apps that are on the current desktop

User Interface

  • Task View has been updated with a new interface
  • The start button now has a smaller Windows logo and a new hover design
  • The window preview in the taskbar has been updated with a new design
  • Multiple icons have been updated
  • When the taskbar is small, the date will still be visible
  • The "All apps" icon has been changed
  • The lock screen now shows icons in the bottom right corner, instead of under the clock
  • The login screen has been redesigned
  • Context menus now have a touch-friendly design when using a touch screen (and a redesign in general)
  • Loading screens for Restarting, Shutting down, etc. have been redesigned
  • The installation UI has been updated
  • The installation now shows a percentage that is a total of the full installation, rather than a percentage for each step
  • Cortana now gets introduced during installation
  • It's now more clear how to make a new Microsoft Account, or how to use a local account

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer has been updated to version 11.0.10011
  • Improvements to the EdgeHTML render engine
    • Conditional Rules
    • Gradient Midpoints
    • Date related input types
    • Touch Events
    • Web Audio API
    • ARAI Landmark Roles
    • Fullscreen API
    • DOM Level 3 XPath
    • Improved support for ECMAScript 6
    • Improved support for FeBlend mode
    • Improved support for CSS3 standards
    • Improved support for HTML5 standards
  • New flags have been added to about:flags
  • You can now send a smiley face

System

  • You can now print to PDF natively
  • You can now install apps from and move apps to an SD card

Apps

  • Photos
    • The Live Tile is now integrated with OneDrive
    • Improved performance
    • Support for RAW files
    • Support for keyboard shortcuts
  • Reading List
    • Reading List now notifies you of its Windows Phone counterpart
  • Windows Store beta
    • Small changes to the UI in general
  • OneNote
    • OneNote Preview is now the default version and no longer requires an update to be installed to show up
  • Settings
    • There are new app management tools
    • You can now return to your previous Windows installation from within the Settings app's Recovery settings
    • Regular Win32 apps are now also displayed in with the WinRT apps in the Settings
    • UI items have been refreshed
    • You can now choose to receive updates through P2P
    • Windows Defender settings have been added
    • You can now choose the behavior of the Tablet mode switch
    • You can now pin settings the start screen
  • Windows Feedback
    • The Feedback app now has an improved interface
    • The category a feedback item belongs to is now displayed above that feedback item
  • Insider Hub
    • You can now track the feedback you've given
  • Scan
    • The Scan app has been revamped

Other features

  • The Text Input canvas has been improved
10.0.10041.0 (fbl_impressive.150313-1821)

18 February 2015

And further

  • Unknown fixes and enhancements

23 January 2015

And further

  • Improved power efficiency
  • Improved reliability for virtual machine live migrations
  • Improved performance in Internet Explorer

Fixed issues

  • Fixes a reliability issue in explorer.exe which would cause the system to crash
  • Fixes an issue that could cause a deleted app to be reinstalled
  • Fixes an issue that could cause pending Windows Updates to be incorrectly reported in the update history
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Start menu to be improperly registered and fail to launch
  • Fixes an issue that could cause random pixelation on the screen when using Remote Desktop Client

Start and Action Center

  • Start is now based on XAML instead of Direct UI
  • The Start grid has been improved to allow new arrangements for tiles
  • The Start screen grid now scrolls vertically
  • Tiles no longer use a gradient and border
  • The Action Center now takes the full height of the screen
  • You can now change quick settings in the Action Center
  • Notifications now can contain actions
  • A swipe from the right now opens the Action Center
  • Quick settings can now contain more settings
  • Notifications have received a new design

Cortana and search

  • The search button is replaced with a search bar by default
  • Cortana has been added, although with limited availability

Desktop

  • ALT+TAB now opens a view that's merged with the Task View

File Explorer

  • You can now choose the default folder for File Explorer
  • A "Pin to quick access" option has been added to the ribbon in the File Explorer, replacing Favorites
  • Apps can now run within File Explorer (or pick a photo, Photos will load in File Explorer, for example)

User Interface

  • The desktop has received a new interface
  • Some animations have been altered
  • Some icons have been redesigned to match the new UI
  • Win32 window chromes are now more similar to WinRT apps
  • WinRT apps have a new border chrome
  • Full screen mode is now a button on the window instead of in the hamburger menu
  • Settings fly-out now appears within an app
  • The Charms bar has been removed
  • The installation interface has been altered

Internet Explorer

  • The EdgeHTML 12 rendering engine
    • HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
    • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
    • Video Tracks
    • DOM L3 XPath
    • Improved ECMAScript 6 Standard support
    • Improved ECMAScript non-standard support
  • F12 developer tools
    • New and improved Network Tools
    • HTML and CSS Pretty Printing support
    • Async Callstacks for Events and Timers
    • Sourcemaps for Styles and in the Memory Profiler
    • Find references and Go To Definitions
  • More Windows Insiders will get Edge 12 as the default engine to replace Trident 7

Settings

  • Control Panel
    • The default window color pallet has been updated
    • New backgrounds have been added

System

  • Win32 apps now also use gestures
  • System-wide support for the FLAC & ALAC audio formats
  • Support for the Persian calendar

Apps

  • Classic Calculator has been removed
  • Alarms
    • Alarms has been redesigned
    • There is now a world clock function
  • Calculator
    • Calculator has received a new design
  • Camera
    • Camera has been revamped
  • Contact Support
    • Contact Support is a new app
  • Getting Started
    • Help + Tips has been renamed to Getting Started
    • Getting Started has been redesigned
  • Insiders Hub
    • Insiders Hub has been redesigned
  • Maps
    • Maps has been revamped
  • OneNote
    • OneNote has been updated to OneNote Preview
    • OneNote now has a ribbon design
    • You can now give feedback from the sidebar
    • You can now sync text-only for slow or mobile data connections
    • The radial menu has been removed
    • You can now attach documents and pictures
    • You can now make checkbox lists
    • You can now add tables
    • Text can be highlighted with your fingers
    • KB3034229 is required to see the new OneNote app
  • Photos
    • Photos has been revamped
    • New Photos, manage settings and features
    • Photos now removes duplicates automatically
    • Images are now enhanced automatically
  • Settings
    • Settings has been merged with Control Panel
    • Settings has been revamped completely
    • New options for Aero Snap have been added
    • When downloading a new build, Windows Update will also show a progress bar
    • You can now choose to enable scrolling in inactive windows
    • There are new options to schedule restarts
    • Universal scroll is now added as an option under settings
  • Windows Feedback
    • Windows Feedback has received a new design
  • Windows Store beta
    • Windows Store beta has been added as a new app
  • Xbox
    • Xbox has been revamped

Other features

  • It's easier to connect to wireless audio and video devices

And further

  • The Windows kernel major version number changed from version 6.4 to 10.0
  • The builds are now called Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview (instead of Windows Technical Preview)
  • The preview is now available in Japanese, Russian, German, French, French (Canada), Korean, Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Traditional Chinese, Swedish, Finnish, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Thai, Vietnamese (Language Interface Pack), Catalan (Language Interface Pack), and Hindi (Language Interface Pack)
  • Updating to this build might reset some of your settings, even from official builds from Microsoft

16 December 2014

And further

  • Unknown fixes and enhancements

25 November 2014

Start and Action Center

  • You can now disable the search and Task View button
  • The Action Center has been placed in the notification area
  • New battery indicator

File Explorer

  • Favorite folders can now be pinned to Home in File Explorer
  • OneDrive now uses selective sync, no more Smart Files

User Interface

  • Animations have been refined
  • More icons have been replaced with new versions
  • The 3 dots-icon has been replaced with a hamburger menu icon, works the same
  • Dialogs in WinRT are now windowed

Internet Explorer

  • A feedback icon has been added next to options prominent in the interface
  • Extended standard and API support
    • Support for Content Security Policy
    • GamePad API support has returned (as seen in Internet Explorer Developer Channel)
    • CSS Transforms - preserve-3d support
    • JS Arrow function
    • JS iterators
    • JS Symbols
    • Media Queries Level 4: Interaction Media Features
    • Selection API Support
    • WAV Audio Support
    • ES6 Built-ins (Math, Number, String and Object)
    • ES6 Object Literal Enhancements
    • ES6 Promises
    • ES6 Classes
    • ES6 Spread
    • ES6 Template Strings
    • ES6 Proxies
    • ES6 WeakSet
  • Experimental Features Dashboard has been added under about:flags
  • The User Agent String has been altered
  • EdgeHTML has been added

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Storage Sense has been added to the main menu
    • You can now back-up settings to OneDrive (not the same as sync)
    • You can now change your background through this app
    • Under "Privacy", Cortana options have been added

System

  • Touch gestures on a touchpad are now built-in and universal across all Windows devices
  • Improvements to multi-monitor support have been made
  • MKV support has been improved

Apps

  • Insider Hub has been added as a new app, a news portal for Windows Insiders
  • OneDrive has been removed as an app
  • You can now pin the search app to the taskbar and start screen
  • Windows Feedback
    • Feedback can now be sorted on trending, number of "Me Too's" and most recent
    • The apps will take you back to the category after posting feedback
    • Bug fixes when using search
    • Screenshot button is now easier to find

Other features

  • "System compression" has been added to Disk Cleanup as a new option

And further

  • Universal scrolling has been enabled again

12 November 2014

Start and Action Center

  • You can now disable the search and Task View button
  • The Action Center has been placed in the notification area
  • New battery indicator

File Explorer

  • Favorite folders can now be pinned to Home in File Explorer
  • OneDrive now uses selective sync, no more Smart Files

User Interface

  • Animations have been refined
  • More icons have been replaced with new versions
  • The 3 dots-icon has been replaced with a hamburger menu icon, works the same
  • Dialogs in WinRT are now windowed

Internet Explorer

  • A feedback icon has been added next to options prominent in the interface
  • Extended standard and API support
    • Support for Content Security Policy
    • GamePad API support has returned (as seen in Internet Explorer Developer Channel)
    • CSS Transforms - preserve-3d support
    • JS Arrow function
    • JS iterators
    • JS Symbols
    • Media Queries Level 4: Interaction Media Features
    • Selection API Support
    • WAV Audio Support
    • ES6 Built-ins (Math, Number, String and Object)
    • ES6 Object Literal Enhancements
    • ES6 Promises
    • ES6 Classes
    • ES6 Spread
    • ES6 Template Strings
    • ES6 Proxies
    • ES6 WeakSet
  • Experimental Features Dashboard has been added under about:flags
  • The User Agent String has been altered
  • EdgeHTML has been added

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Storage Sense has been added to the main menu
    • You can now back-up settings to OneDrive (not the same as sync)
    • You can now change your background through this app
    • Under "Privacy", Cortana options have been added

System

  • Touch gestures on a touchpad are now built-in and universal across all Windows devices
  • Improvements to multi-monitor support have been made
  • MKV support has been improved

Apps

  • Insider Hub has been added as a new app, a news portal for Windows Insiders
  • OneDrive has been removed as an app
  • You can now pin the search app to the taskbar and start screen
  • Windows Feedback
    • Feedback can now be sorted on trending, number of "Me Too's" and most recent
    • The apps will take you back to the category after posting feedback
    • Bug fixes when using search
    • Screenshot button is now easier to find

Other features

  • "System compression" has been added to Disk Cleanup as a new option

And further

  • Universal scrolling has been enabled again

20 October 2014

Start and Action Center

  • The Action Center icon has been added to the taskbar
  • Notifications are now added to the Action Center

Desktop

  • Clicking the internet connection icon on the taskbar will open the PC Settings app instead of the fly-out

User Interface

  • Universal Apps now have a black title bar instead of a colored one
  • Multiple animations have been altered
  • Swiping down from the screen's edge will show an apps title bar

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • DataSense is added to manage data connections
    • Battery Saver is added to manage energy consumption on mobile devices
    • You can now choose if you want new Windows builds as soon as they are released, or if you want to wait a couple of days
    • You can now add Optional Features through the app
    • Battery Saver (Devices) has been added to show usage details
    • Personalization settings have been added
    • Closed captioning can now be set in the app
    • Multiple privacy settings have been added
    • There are panels, through empty, added Windows Defender, Battery saver (System), Speech, Storage sense, Mobile hotspot, Data Sense, VPN, DirectAccess, Ethernet, Mobile broadband, Themes, Background, Colors, Sounds
  • Visual updates and others
    • Multiple sections have been renamed, replaced, merged, or split

System

  • Build-in mkv-file support
  • Build-in hvec-file support
  • Apps can now run on a 1024x600 resolution

Other features

  • Universal scrolling has been disabled
  • Touching a textbox in the desktop will now auto start the onscreen keyboard

1 October 2014

Start

  • The start menu has been added with support for Live Tiles
  • An option to switch back to the start screen has been added under "Start Menu" in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties"
  • The Charmsbar can't be accessed with the mouse anymore, instead, a new menu button has to be clicked (keyboard and touch still available)

Desktop

  • Task view has been added
  • Support for multiple desktops
  • Task view has replaced the App Switcher
  • Modern UI apps can now be run on the desktop
  • Aero Snap has been updated
    • You can now snap up to 4 windows
    • When you snap a window and resize it, then snap another window to the other side, it will fill up the left screen instead of half the screen
    • When snapping an app, Windows will prompt a overview of other running apps to snap along
  • Universal Apps now can create a shortcut on the desktop or any other folder
  • You can now pin the Recycle Bin to the taskbar
  • You can now scroll a window by pointing the cursor to it
  • When used on a touch enabled device, the icons in the notification area have more space

File Explorer

  • Home is the new default location
  • An "Add to favorites" button has been added under "Start" in the ribbon
  • You can now share files from within the File Explorer with compatible Universal Apps

User Interface

  • Some icons have been updated

Internet Explorer

  • Support for HTTP/2 has been added
  • Improved performance for the Chakra Javascript-engine
  • The Immersive Internet Explorer has been removed
  • Public Suffix List is now used for interoperable Top Level Domain parsing

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Options for the Windows Insider Program have been added

Apps

  • Default apps have been updated to more recent versions
  • PC Settings
    • It's now possible to update to new Preview Builds with one click
    • You can now add Active Directory accounts
  • Search
    • The Search-app is now a default pinned item on the taskbar and can't be removed
    • Search now uses a new interface, similar to Bings search results

Other features

  • The virtual keyboard now shows AutoComplete suggestions
  • Command prompt
    • Standardized key shortcuts
    • Selecting text is now possible
    • Paste from clipboard is now possible
    • Text wrap can be altered on resize
    • Leading zeros can now be trimmed in selections
    • You can alter the opacity of the window between 30 and 100 percent
  • Preview Updates can be rolled back in the EUFI screen

8 April 2014

Start and All apps

  • You can now shut down Windows from the start screen (not for devices with touchscreen or smaller than 8,5 inch)
  • You can now search from the start screen with a visual button
  • A right-click on a tile now shows a context menu
  • The default start screen has been updated for new users
  • The start screen now shows a notification when a new app has been installed
  • You can now show more apps in the All apps view
  • All apps now shows the letter of each category always

Desktop

  • It's now possible to pin Windows Apps
  • The Windows Store is now a default pinned app
  • Apps now have a titlebar
  • The taskbar now can be accessed within apps
  • Devices without a touchscreen now boot to desktop by default
  • Devices without a touchscreen now have desktop apps set as default

Internet Explorer

  • "Enterprise mode" has been added to Internet Explorer
  • There are new options in the F12-tools
  • Improved support for ECMAScript 5.1
  • Improved support for WebGL

Build-in apps

  • OneDrive
    • SkyDrive is now OneDrive
    • It's now possible to synchronise manually
    • There is now a OneDrive icon in the system tray
  • Xbox Music
    • You can now pin artists and playlists to your start screen
    • You can now use drag and drop
    • Xbox Music will now show Backwards, Forwards and Play/Pause under its Aero Peak window on the taskbar
  • PC Settings
    • You can now manage your disk space
    • You can now give your PC a new name from the app
    • You can now leave a domain from the app
    • A link to the Control Panel hass been added

And further

  • You can now show more details in the Networks fly-out for a network
  • Improved performance and support for WIMBoot
6.3.9600.17031 (winblue_gdr.140221-1952)

17 October 2013

Tiles

  • Small and Large tiles have been added to the start screen
  • You can now change multiple tiles at once
  • Tiles can now show their download status on the startscreen and All apps list
  • Tiles for desktop apps now get an accent color based on their most prominent color
  • Improved support for portret mode
  • Browser now always use their Modern UI-version of their tile, even if it isn't the default browser
  • When pinning a tile to the startscreen from within an app, you can now choose its size

All Apps

  • There is an "All apps" button on the bottom of the screen when using a mouse and keyboard
  • You can now sort apps on name, date, most used and category
  • There is now a search field
  • You can now access All apps by swyping up from the start screen
  • New apps aren't pinned to the start screen by default anymore
  • You can now change the behavior of search when searching in the All apps screne
  • You can now display desktop apps first
  • New apps are now labeled as "New"

Personalize

  • Changing the start screen will now start a new edit mode
  • You can now set the desktop background as the start screen background
  • There are multiple new tatoos added to the startscreen (including dynamic tatoos)
  • Multiple new colors have been added to choose from
  • The startscreen can now show up to 9 rows of tiles

Interface

  • When Snap is being used, Windows will ask where to open an app
  • Apps now open in snap view when triggered from within another app
  • Apps now can be selected by holding them
  • Snap can now use multiple sizes
  • You can now snap up to 4 apps per screen (depeding on your resolution)
  • You can now use multiple Windows Apps on multiple screens
  • The start button has now a visual image again
  • You can now choose to boot to the desktop
  • You can now disable hot corners
  • If you have a high resolution, the charmsbar will (depending on the used hotcorner) appear higher or lower
  • You can now add an app to alarm notifications
  • The keyboard has been improved with numerous features
  • You can now set a presentation as lock screen

Internet Explorer

  • Tabs can now be synced
  • Click-to-call is a new feature
  • You can now choose to always display the address bar and tabs
  • You can now open more then 10 tabs
  • A Download list has been added
  • Tiles can now have more formats
  • Reading View is a new option that opens a reading-optimized environment
  • Website Tiles can now show a feed
  • Improved support for CSS3 and HTML5
  • Support for WebGL, MDEG Dash and SPDY
  • Brand now F12-Tools

Build-in apps

  • All apps now support portrait mode
  • You can now remove apps from more devices at once
  • Calendar
    • The interface has been revamped
  • Camera
    • The Camera-app now has a new color and interface
    • The app now users Microsoft Photosynth technology
    • You can now access the camera from the lock screen
  • Finance
    • There is a search feature
  • Mail
    • The mail interface has been revamped
    • Support for drag and drop
    • The Mail-app now uses the Outlook color
  • News
    • News now has a build-in search feature
  • PC Settings
    • Your start screen can now sync between devices
    • Multiple new features have been added
    • The app has a major revamped interface
    • You can now pin PC Settings to the start screen
  • People
    • The interface has been revamped
  • Photos
    • There are multiple new options to change photos
    • Facebook- and Flickr-integration has been removed
  • SkyDrive
    • It's now possible to view local files from the app
    • You can now choose to save files to SkyDrive
    • SkyDrive has been integrated better into the OS
  • Sport
    • Sport has now a build-in search feature
  • Travel
    • Travel now has a build-in search feature
  • Weather
    • Weather now has a build-in search feature
    • When started for the first time, Weather will show a "Get started"-window
  • Windows Store
    • The Windows Store a has received a major revamp
    • Apps will now be updated automatically
    • The icon has been changed
    • The Windows Store tile now shows spotlight apps
  • New apps
    • Skype - replaces Messaging
    • Calculator
    • Bing Drink and Food
    • Bing Health and Fitness
    • Help & Tips
    • Alarms
    • Reading List
    • Search
  • Removed apps
    • Messaging - replaced by Skype
    • Bing - replaced by Search

And further

  • Support for NFC, 3G and 4G
  • Wireless printing without additional drivers
  • 2-step authentication
  • DirectX 11.2 is now available
  • The Windows Prestation-index has been removed
  • The Windows kernel has been updated from version 6.2 to 6.3
  • Native support for 3D-printers
  • New installation interface
  • You can now replace Command Prompt with PowerShelll
  • Improved support for high resolutions
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)

26 June 2013

Tiles

  • Small and Large tiles have been added to the start screen.
  • You can now change multiple tiles at once.
  • Tiles can now show their download status on the startscreen and All apps list.
  • Tiles for desktop apps now get an accent color based on their most prominent color.
  • Improved support for portret mode.
  • Browser now always use their Modern UI-version of their tile, even if it isn't the default browser.
  • When pinning a tile to the startscreen from within an app, you can now choose its size.

All Apps

  • There is an "All apps" button on the bottom of the screen when using a mouse and keyboard.
  • You can now sort apps on name, date, most used and category.
  • There is now a search field.
  • You can now access All apps by swyping up from the start screen.
  • New apps aren't pinned to the start screen by default anymore.
  • You can now change the behavior of search when searching in the All apps screne.
  • You can now display desktop apps first.
  • New apps are now labeled as "New".

Personalize

  • Changing the start screen will now start a new edit mode.
  • You can now set the desktop background as the start screen background.
  • There are multiple new tatoos added to the startscreen (including dynamic tatoos).
  • Multiple new colors have been added to choose from.
  • The startscreen can now show up to 9 rows of tiles.

Interface

  • When Snap is being used, Windows will ask where to open an app.
  • Apps now open in snap view when triggered from within another app.
  • Apps now can be selected by holding them.
  • Snap can now use multiple sizes.
  • You can now snap up to 4 apps per screen (depeding on your resolution).
  • You can now use multiple Windows Apps on multiple screens.
  • The start button has now a visual image again.
  • You can now choose to boot to the desktop.
  • You can now disable hot corners.
  • If you have a high resolution, the charmsbar will (depending on the used hotcorner) appear higher or lower.
  • You can now add an app to alarm notifications.
  • The keyboard has been improved with numerous features.
  • You can now set a presentation as lock screen.

Internet Explorer

  • Tabs can now be synced.
  • Click-to-call is a new feature.
  • You can now choose to always display the address bar and tabs.
  • You can now open more then 10 tabs.
  • A Download list has been added.
  • Tiles can now have more formats.
  • Reading View is a new option that opens a reading-optimized environment.
  • Website Tiles can now show a feed.
  • Improved support for CSS3 and HTML5.
  • Support for WebGL, MDEG Dash and SPDY.
  • Brand now F12-Tools.

Build-in apps

  • All apps now support portrait mode.
  • You can now remove apps from more devices at once.
  • PC Settings
    • Your start screen can now sync between devices.
    • Multiple new features have been added.
    • The app has a major revamped interface.
    • You can now pin PC Settings to the start screen.
  • Photos
    • There are multiple new options to change photos.
    • Facebook- and Flickr-integration has been removed.
  • SkyDrive
    • It's now possible to view local files from the app.
    • You can now choose to save files to SkyDrive.
    • SkyDrive has been integrated better into the OS.
  • Windows Store
    • The Windows Store a has received a major revamp.
    • Apps will now be updated automatically.
    • The icon has been changed.
    • The Windows Store tile now shows spotlight apps.
  • New apps
    • Skype - replaces Messaging
    • Calculator
  • Bing Drink and Food
    • Bing Health and Fitness
    • Help & Tips
    • Alarms
    • Reading List
    • Search
  • Removed apps
    • Messaging - replaced by Skype
    • Bing - replaced by Search

And further

  • Support for NFC, 3G and 4G.
  • Wireless printing without additional drivers.
  • 2-step authentication.
  • DirectX 11.2 is now available.
  • The Windows Prestation-index has been removed.
  • The Windows kernel has been updated from version 6.2 to 6.3.
  • Native support for 3D-printers.
  • New installation interface.
  • You can now replace Command Prompt with PowerShelll.
  • Improved support for high resolutions.
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214)

26 October 2012

Interface

  • The start menu has been replaced by a full screen start
  • The start button is now a hot corner instead of a visible button
  • The Charms bar has been added to the right side of the screen for central management
  • There is a new lockscreen interface
  • The user login screen has been redesigned
  • The window chrome has been redesigned and flattened out
  • The glass effect has been removed from the taskbar
  • There is now an app switcher on the left side of the screen
  • Windows Explorer is renamed to File Explorer and has now a ribbon-based interface
    • The "up" button from Windows XP is back
    • You can now pause an action
    • All copy, past, snip and other actions are now shown in one single window
    • The "Choose wich file to keep"-dialogue has been redesigned to show more info
    • The Preview-panel has been reworked
    • You can now drag and drop folders to the breadcrumb path
  • The taskmanager has been redesigned and shows more information, it also has a minimized view
  • The on-screen keyboard has been redesigned

Developers

  • The WinRT (Windows Runtime) has been added
  • Windows Store has been added as a central place for apps
  • There are new notification capabilities for WinRT apps

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer now has a modern app
  • Adobe Flash is now integrated into IE
  • You can now swipe left and right to go back or forward in your search history
  • Many improvements to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript support
  • Multiple new APIs

Features

  • Password fields now show a peek button
  • You can now login with a picture password or pin code
  • File History can be used to bring back files
  • Windows now used a "hybrid boot" to boot up faster
  • Windows To Go can be used to cary a Windows installation on an USB-stick
  • SmartScreen is now integrated in Windows
  • Windows Defender has been replaced by Microsoft Security Essentials (through the brand is still "Windows Defender")
  • You can now Refresh and Reset your Windows installation
  • Family Safety is now intergrated into Windows
  • Hyper-V is now optionaly available to all Windows 8 Pro users

Build-in apps

  • New apps
    • Mail, People, Messages and Calendar has been added
    • Photos has been added
    • Music has been added
    • Video has been added
    • Camera has been added
    • Reader has been added
    • Internet Explorer has been added
    • Bing Search, Bing News, Bing Weather, Bing Travel, Bing Sports and Bing Finance have been added
    • SkyDrive has been added
    • Games has been added
    • PC Settings has been added

And further

  • Support for USB 3.0 is now included natively
  • You can now login with your Microsoft Account
  • DirectX 11.1 is included with Windows 8
  • Support for SIM cards
  • Windows now supports UEFI
  • There is a plethora of new keyboard shortcuts
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)