Windows 10 Build 14316 is Out – the Biggest Insider Preview Yet!

Rafia Shaikh

Microsoft talked about several new features and improvements that are going to be released to Windows 10 this summer, at its Build Conference. While we wait for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to arrive, the company has included almost all of the major features in today's Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14316. If there is one preview build you should test, this is the one! Don't miss out and keep reading to find out the features that might just manage to "freak you out!"

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What's new in Windows 10 Insider Preview 14316

  • Native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
  • Cortana cross-device features, including low battery notifications, find my phone, and others.
  • Ability to share Map directions across all the devices.
  • Edge Extensions for News and Updates
  • Skype UWP Preview app
  • Action Center improvements, including the ability to mark app notifications (Normal, High, or Priority) that are more important to a user
  • Updated emoji, with support for skin tone modification EMOJI-HIGHLIGHTS-v2_Page_02-2-1024x913-2
  • Dark Mode - ability to "universally toggle between dark and light modes via Settings > Personalization > Colors."
  • New Update Progress experience
  • Virtual desktop improvements
  • Updated battery settings and battery saving experience
  • Messaging Everywhere Preview Coming Soon

For more details and videos of all the above features, check out Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview 14316 announcement page.

Here’s what’s fixed in Windows 10 Insider Preview 14316 PC

  • We fixed the issue where on some PCs with TPM chips, such as the ASUS Zenbook UX31, you may have experienced glitchy audio and jumpy movement when using the trackpad due to the “tpm-maintenance” task running constantly in the background instead of once per boot-up like it should.
  • We fixed the issue where if you use Hyper-V and have a Virtual Switch configured for your network adapter, you might see an error indicator (red-colored “X”) for your network adapter in the notification area of your taskbar.
  • We polished the Wi-Fi flyout UI and fixed an issue where text entry into a Wi-Fi password field was noticeably top-aligned rather than centered.
  • We fixed an issue for where when using multiple monitors and full-screen apps like PowerPoint or Remote Desktop would crash Windows Explorer.
  • We fixed an issue where Cortana wasn’t showing Settings pages in the search results.
  • We have updated the Windows Update notification after updates have been installed so now clicking on the notification will take you straight to your update history.
  • We fixed an issue where desktop (Win32) apps pinned to the Start menu would sometimes move after updating to a new build.
  • We fixed an issue where “Update and Restart” and “Update and Shut Down” wouldn’t start an update.

Known issues

  • The Visual Studio emulator for Windows 10 Mobile and Hololens will fail with “An authentication error has occurred. The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted”. If you are a developer and require the emulator for building apps, we suggesting moving to the Slow ring and skipping this build until we can fix this issue.
  • We continue to investigate issues with Narrator and other screen reader apps that make them unable to read selected text in the Feedback Hub, Cortana, and other apps.
  • In Microsoft Edge, some large downloads may appear to get stuck at 99% completion. You can work around this issue by renaming the file in your downloads after closing Microsoft Edge. This workaround skips security checks on the file, so it should be used only with files from a trusted source.
  • In some cases, attempting to turn on Developer Mode on may crash the Settings app. If this happens, the workaround is to use these steps here to enable Developer Mode.
  • Some apps notifications may only show the icon – however the full text of the notification will be visible within Action Center.

If you are on the Fast ring of Windows Insider Program, don't forget to try all the new and exciting Windows 10 14316 features and let us know your thoughts about this improved user experience.

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