Windows 10 Redstone 2 Preview Build 14926 Goes Live for PC and Mobile

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Sep 14, 2016
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Microsoft has released a new build for Windows Insiders today. Windows 10 Redstone 2 build 14926 is now live for both PC and Mobile users. Bringing a few new changes, today’s Insider Preview also offers regular improvements and bug fixes.

What’s new with Windows 10 Redstone 2 14926

Today’s build brings a couple of new features along with the regular fixes and enhancements. One of the new features that Microsoft has introduced with today’s Preview build is Snooze in Microsoft Edge. Snooze will act as a reminder to help you quickly open a tab in Edge. Microsoft has also fixed an issue where built-in apps that a user had uninstalled would re-install after every update. Following are the official descriptions along with other new features and improvements:

Snooze in Microsoft Edge: We know you all love when we get creative with you, so we have added an experimental “Snooze” action on a tab in Microsoft Edge which provides you with a way to set a Cortana reminder on the website you are viewing. People often keep tabs open in their browser indefinitely as a “to do” list, and do not close those tabs until the action associated with that website is complete. This feature lets you put a site into a Cortana reminder that will show up as a notification and in Action Center, allowing you to quickly open that site in Microsoft Edge when you’re ready to get back to it.

Updated Wi-Fi settings page (Mobile): As part of our experience of unifying the settings experience across devices – we have updated the Wi-Fi settings page via Settings > Network & wireless > Wi-Fi on Mobile to match how it works on PC. The new Wi-Fi settings page isn’t complete yet as we continue to port over functionality. If need, you can fallback to using the Wi-Fi (legacy) settings page to access any missing functionality. In addition, we added the capability for you to connect to WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) networks on your phone.

Improving your PC upgrade experience: One of the ongoing feedback items we’ve heard is how the apps that come preinstalled with Windows will reinstall after each upgrade – particularly noticeable for our Insiders that receive multiple flights per month. We’ve heard your feedback, and starting with Build 14926, when your PC updates it will check for apps that have been uninstalled, and it will preserve that state once the update has completed. This means if you uninstall any of the apps included in Windows 10 such as the Mail app or Maps app, they will not get reinstalled after you update to a newer build going forward.

Making pin login easier: Ever tried to enter your pin, only to discover the numbers you’ve been typing are nowhere to be seen because Num Lock was off? We’re happy to announce that that will no longer happen! With this build, regardless of your Num Lock state, numbers will be input if you’re typing into the pin password field.

Microsoft has said that “after updating to this build, built-in Windows 10 apps such as Calculator, Alarms & Clock, and Voice Recorder may not work. To get these apps working again, go to the Store and re-download/install them.” For more known issues and fixed bugs, visit the official announcement.

– The company also released cumulative updates to ALL Windows 10 versions earlier this week.

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