Microsoft released Redstone Preview Build for Windows 10 PC desktops last month and followed it up with Mobile build a few days later. Windows Insider Program’s head Dona Sarkar recently announced that lots more is coming our way in terms of improved features and updates. Redstone Preview Build which was released for the members of insider program with the main aim of testing features in Microsoft’s upcoming anniversary update before final public release later in the summer. However, surprisingly, Microsoft has released a brand new Windows Insider Preview Build 14361 soon after last month’s Redstone Preview Build release. This latest Insider Preview 14361 for desktops & Mobile can be accessed by Windows 10 Fast Ring PC & Mobile users. Apart from usual bug fixes, Cortana and Edge enhancements, this new Preview Build brings marked improvements in Windows Settings app, adjustments in Windows Ink and some icon alterations.
Changes in latest Windows 10 Preview Build 14361 for Desktop & Mobile:
New Insider Preview Build 14361 for Fast Ring includes many new improvements, especially in Windows 10 Settings app and Windows Ink. Microsoft announced its intentions that Windows 10 anniversary update will be the finest yet, and latest Preview Builds are giving us a glimpse of what’s to come in time for general public release of the much anticipated update in a month or so time.
According to Microsoft, Insider Preview Build 14361 for PC & Mobile Fast Ring Insiders brings following new changes to the functionality of the Windows 10 OS:
“LastPass extension for Microsoft Edge: We are excited to announce that LastPass, a popular free password management extension, is now available for download. Visit our extensions page at the Microsoft Edge Development Website to learn more and try it out for yourself!
Introducing Hyper-V Container: You can now use Docker natively on Windows 10 with Hyper-V Containers, to build, ship, and run containers utilizing the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 Nano server Container OS image. A new version of the Docker engine for Windows has also been made available that extends the support of containers while also improving the DockerFile syntax and getting started experience for users. For more detail on how to get started with this check out the Windows Container documentation or the Windows 10 Getting Started Guide.
Windows Ink Changes:
- The Windows Ink ruler is now long enough to span diagonally across the entire Surface Book display.
- We fixed an issue with the Windows Ink pencil tool, where the line when drawing along the ruler wouldn’t be flush with the ruler as well as an issue resulting in a slight flicker visible in the colored section when opening the Pen, Pencil or Highlighter flyout.
- We have updated the Touch Inking icon in Windows Ink Workspace to be more reminiscent of the Windows Ink Workspace icon.
- We improved the performance of loading the Sketchpad thumbnail in the Windows Ink Workspace flyout from the taskbar.
- Based on Insider feedback, we have made the “clear all” option more discoverable in the Sketch Pad as the trash icon in the menu bar. This was previously accessible as an option under the Erase button.
Settings Menu Improvements: We made some improvements to the settings app based on Insider Feedback. The navigation pane is now while in light mode or black in dark mode and we have added a small block of color (which is same as the accent color of your profile) to highlight what Settings page you are on. Clicking anywhere on the Home button at the top left takes you to the Settings homepage. And we have made some other polish improvements, including slightly increasing the size of the page name text.
New icons: I’ve been told that insiders love hearing about new icons. So i thought i would mention we have updated the Blu-ray icon so that it is more consistent with the other drive icon in Windows 10.
We also changed the icon for the network Quick Action to better represent it as an entry point to the network flyout (previously, it was a generic globe icon).”
So these are the new changes in Preview Build 14361, as stating in official Microsoft statement at the time of the release. Various bug fixes have also been introduced to ensure the stability of Windows 10 on desktops and mobiles. Microsoft also “polished the appearance of Start by reducing the amount of whitespace at the top of Start, and adding logic so that the scrollbars will immediately hide once your mouse is no longer hovering over the area” in the new Preview Build. We are fast approaching the grand launch of Windows 10 anniversary update, and if these recent Insider Previews are any indication, we are in for a remarkably improved Windows 10 experience.
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