On Thursday evening, Microsoft issued Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352 to testers on the Fast ring. This build adds improvements to Cortana, Windows Ink, and more.
Here’s a rundown of the new features in this build.
Groove integration with Cortana. If you have a Groove Music Pass—and live in the U.S.—you can now play any song in the Groove music catalog using Cortana. Just say things like “Hey Cortana, play [song name]” (or artist, playlist name, and so on), “Hey Cortana, pause” and so on.
Set a timer with Cortana. Echoing (ahem) a key feature of Amazon’s Echo, you can now set timers with Cortana. Microsoft-provided examples include “Hey Cortana, set a timer for 10 minutes,” “Hey Cortana, how much time is left?” and “Hey Cortana, cancel my timer.”
Stick Notes improvements. Now you can set reminders in Cortana from your Sticky Notes (U.S. only), ink or write a phone number and then select it to call, write an email address and then select it to send an email, or write a web URL and select it and launch it in Edge.
Windows Ink ruler improvements. The Windows Ink ruler now includes a compass. “If the ruler is oriented in the direction of any of the cardinal points or midpoints, the compass indicator will become bold,” Microsoft explains.
More Windows Ink improvements. Microsoft has made a ton of small improvements to various Windows Ink features, including a number of changes to Sketchpad.
Windows Game Bar improvements. The Windows Game Bar now supports more games that run in full screen, including League of Legends, World of Warcraft, DOTA 2,Battlefield 4, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and Diablo III.
Another update to the File Explorer icon. Faced with widespread complaints about the ugly white File Explorer icon it introduced a few builds back, Microsoft has once again updated the icon and returned the yellow color.
Various fixes. As always, Microsoft fixed a number of issues in build 14352. Key among them are an issue with Intel HD Graphics 3000 or Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPUs causing rendering issues and instability with Microsoft Edge.
Known issues. There are only a small number of known issues in this build: Previously installed Edge extensions may not work for 15 minutes or so after you upgrade, some new Cortana features won’t work until you reboot, and keyboard navigation is broken in some Store apps.