Windows 10 Redstone 2 Preview 14931 Released to PC Insiders


Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Redstone 2 Preview build 14931 to PC Insiders on the Fast ring. The release comes only a week after the release of build 14926, but doesn't bring any updates for the Mobile Insiders. Today's build is a minor release, focusing more on app updates than feature improvements. Along with updates for the Feedback Hub and Maps app, today's build also brings native support for USB Audio 2.0 and the ability to send SMS with Skype Preview.

Other improvements and fixes for PC

We fixed the issue causing people to experience a black screen when signing out and switching to another user account and unable to log in to that account.

We fixed the issue causing the built-in Windows 10 apps such as Calculator, Alarms & Clock, and Voice Recorder to not work after updating to a new build.

Known issues for Windows 10 Redstone 2 14931 for PC

While using Narrator and Groove Music, if you navigate to the progress bar while a song is playing then Narrator will continually speak the progress of the song e.g. update with the current time of the progress bar every second. The result is you will be unable to listen to the song or hear any other control you navigate to.

Oracle VM VirtualBox will crash on launch after upgrading to this build.

Optional components may not work after upgrading to this build. To get it working again, go to “Turn Windows features on or off”, scroll down and check the right optional component and click ok.  After a reboot, the optional component will be enabled again.

For keyboard users, using tab to navigate the Settings app will not work in this build. The arrow keys should work as a temporary workaround.

Tencent apps and games will cause your PC to bugcheck (bluescreen).

Head over to Settings > Update & Security Windows Update > Check for Updates to install the latest Windows 10 Redstone 2 Preview build for PC. For more details, visit the official announcement.

What about Mobile Insiders?

Microsoft keeps taking a back seat when it comes to mobile. In a time when we are seeing mobile taking over desktops, the company still has to shift its focus to mobile devices or its operating system.

Today is just another day when Insiders on the PC receive a new build, but there is nothing for Mobile. Dona Sarkar said that the team is investigating issues that appeared after Preview build 14926 was released for Mobile. Here's the complete note:

We are continuing to investigate two issues that came up with last week’s flight of Build 14926 for Mobile. After upgrading to Build 14926, some Insiders reported that the pin pad is no longer visible to unlock their phone even after rebooting the phone and some phones lost the ability to use their SIM card. In both cases, a hard reset of resolves the issue. Based on the feedback we received from Insiders, we have decided not to release a new Mobile build this week until we get fixes for these two issues.

We hope that the Windows 10 Mobile users receive a fix to the above issues, and probably a new build too.