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Yesterday

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where Edge would hang and become completely unresponsive
  • Fixes an issue where the localized files and registery keys associated with any additional language packs on the system would not be installed after enabling .NET Framework 3.5

Known issues

  • Your PC might fail to install this build on reboot with 8024a112
  • Your PC might appear to hang during reboot when installing this build
  • You may encounter a "Some updates were cancelled. We’ll keep trying in case new updates become available"-error in Windows Update
  • Some apps might crash due to a misconfiguration of advertising ID caused by creating a new account in build 15031
  • The Windows Update dialog that prompts you to restart might not appear
  • The broadcast live review window in the Game bar may flash green when broadcasting
10.0.15063.0 (rs2_release.170317-1834)

17 March 2017

And further

  • Improved video playback quality on the target device when using Miracast to connect between a high-DPI PC to another high-DPI device

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevented inbox apps from launching and updating through the Store
  • Fixes an issue where some UWP apps would show their app package name in the titlebar instead of the app name
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would navigate back when going into fullscreen or maximizing Edge when Edge is snapped to a size smaller than half the screen
  • Fixes an issue where the mouse pointer would stay visible when watching a video fullscreen in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where the Wi-Fi settings page might crash
  • Fixes an issue where the desktop session sometimes crashes after locking if the PC was set to lock on sleep
  • Fixes an issue where renaming an encrypted PDF would reset the default PDF reader

Known issues

  • Some devices might be unable to update to build 15002 or higher due to a SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE error
  • Some apps might crash due to a misconfiguration of advertising ID caused by creating a new account in build 15031
  • The Windows Update dialog that prompts you to restart might not appear
  • The broadcast live review window in the Game bar may flash green when broadcasting
  • The F12 Tools in Edge might have issues finding cross-origin iframes
  • Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 devices will have to remove their SD memory card before updating to this build
10.0.15058.0 (rs2_release.170310-1436)

8 March 2017

Microsoft Edge

Edge 40.15048

  • Improves the behavior of the "Find on page" feature to show the found result more central in the page

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where UWP apps may appear with their app package name in the title bar instead of the app name
  • Fixes an issue where some games might launch minimized in the taskbar
  • Fixes an issue where copy and pasting URLs to and from the Edge address bar with spaces wouldn't convert spaces into %20
  • Fixes an issue where the LastPass extension for Edge would fail to show its autofill buttons
  • Fixes an issue that caused unexpected characters to be pasted when pasting into some websites in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where scrolling with the mouse wheel wouldn't work in Edge if the window was made smaller or moved to another monitor
  • Fixes an issue where laptops would be unable to change the brightness after closing the lid for the first time when "Lid close action" was set to "Do nothing"
  • Fixes an issue where you could not type in some searchboxes in UWPs
  • Fixes an issue where clicked Cortana search results would not open when typing using the Pinyin IME
  • Fixes an issue where cross device notifications from a particular phone might appear in two groups in the Action center
  • Fixes an issue where emails from Outlook 2016 wouldn't open in the foreground after tapping on the notification

Known issues

  • Some deivces will fail to install at 71% and perform a roll-back
  • The broadcast live review window in the Game bar may flash green when broadcasting
  • Pressing F12 in Edge to open and close the F12 Tools might not return focus to the tab the F12 Tools were opened against
  • Sometimes the F12 Tools in Edge will launch behind Edge
  • For multi-monitor setups, a display might stop rendering
  • You may encounter a 0x80070228-error when downloading this build when Symantec/Norton AVs are installed
  • If additional languages are installed, this build will be unable to install
10.0.15048.0 (rs2_release.170228-1522)

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

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

2 November 2016

Fixed issues

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

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)

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

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

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

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

9 August 2016

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 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

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

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

15 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

28 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

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

18 May 2016

And further

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

22 April 2016

And further

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

18 April 2016

And further

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

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

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

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

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

27 January 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

12 January 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

17 December 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

8 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)

10 November 2015

And futher

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

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

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

30 September 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

8 September 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

27 August 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

18 August 2015

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

6 July 2015

Bug fixes

  • Improved reliablility, stability and battery usage

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"

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

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 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

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

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.
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