Windows 10 14332 Released for PC and Mobile – Focus Remains on Desktop OS

Microsoft has today released Windows 10 Redstone Preview build 14332 to both the PC and Mobile users on the Fast ring of Windows Insider Program. While the latest Insider preview doesn't bring any major changes to Windows 10 Mobile, it offers an improved experience with Bash and Command Prompt, fixing the networking issues on Windows 10 Desktop. The latest build also brings better battery life and improvements to Cortana. Here's everything that is new in Windows 10 Redstone build 14332.

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Windows 10 Redstone Preview 14332 for PC and Mobile

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 for both PC and Mobile to Windows Insiders. Coming from the Development branch, the latest Insider preview also focuses more on the PC devices than Mobile. If you are on the Fast ring of Windows Insider program, you can now test all the changes and improvements that the latest Preview brings in. Following is all that is new in Windows 10 Redstone PC Preview 14332. The build doesn't offer any new changes to those on Windows 10 Mobile.

Bash and Command Prompt Improvements: In previous builds, you may have experienced networking issues that prevented tools running in Bash on Ubuntu on Windows from being able to access the Internet. For example, you may have seen apt-get fail to find its servers and download apps. This release fixes these issues and users should no longer need to modify their resolv.conf file by hand. We also fixed an issue when calling mv between the /mnt and non-/mnt drives – files and directories will now move correctly between the two points. For more information about the Bash updates in this build, check out our release notes.

For Command Prompt, we’ve made several improvements including improved windows scaling on PCs with High-DPI displays, better font selection and rendering for international characters, several cursor rendering and hiding improvements, improved background color painting, as well as improved scrolling for nano & EMACS editors.

Cortana can now search Office 365: On your PC, Cortana can now search your content in Office 365 including your emails, contacts, calendar as well as files in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. To get started, just add your Office 365 work or school account in the Connected Accounts section of Cortana’s Notebook. When you search, choose the appropriate filter (email, contacts, calendar, or documents) at the top to see relevant Office 365 search results. Try this out and let us know what you think!

Improved Battery Life for Connected Standby PC’s: We’ve integrated the same underlying technology that Battery Saver uses to quiet down some of the less-valuable activity that occurs during Connected Standby while still keeping your PC connected to the Internet and allowing key connectivity scenarios to work. As a result, if you’re using a Surface or other Connected Standby PC, many of you will notice improved and more consistent standby battery life.

Tip: To see if you are running a PC with Connected Standby, you can run the “powercfg /a” command from an admin Command Prompt. If the first state listed says “Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Connected”, you’re running on a PC capable of Connected Standby.

  1. Go into Settings > System > Battery and enable the app that you want to run during Connected Standby to “Always allowed” in the background. You can read more about these battery settings in last week’s blog post.
  2. If you want to revert fully back to the old behavior in Connected Standby, you can run the following command lines from an admin Command Prompt:
    1. powercfg /setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_ENERGYSAVER ESPOLICY 0
    2. powercfg /setactive scheme_current

For all the known issues, fixes and more details of the above changes for Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile, please visit the official blog post.

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