Microsoft Sneaks Out Another Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for PC and Mobile

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Windows Phones with 0 Comments

Microsoft Sneaks Out Another Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for PC and Mobile

In case it’s not obvious, development of the Windows 10 Anniversary update, or what we’ll call Windows 10 version 1607, isn’t just winding down, it’s coming to a crashing close: Microsoft last night delivered its second pre-release build of the system this week for both PC and Mobile. And now its going to take a little break from the crazy pace.

“We in Redmond are about to take off for the long weekend to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, BUT before then we wanted to give you what we’ve been working on,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar exlained. “Today we are releasing Build 14379 for both PC and Mobile to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring with another batch of bug fixes based on feedback.”

So before we all head off for the weekend, let’s take a quick peek at Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14379. It’s available for both PC and Mobile, it contains no new features (in keeping with the past several builds), and it offers only a few improvements on both platforms. Known issues are likewise minimal. It is, in other words, exactly what one should expect of a release candidate-class build (shh, we don’t use that term anymore), coming as it does so late in the process.

There are just four fixes and improvements for PC: Issues with the Credential UI, Action Center crashing, Centennial app launches keyboard focus in the Sticky Notes app have all been fixed. Mobile only gets two: Issues with a stray focus rectangle becoming visible in certain apps and the aspect ratio of images on live tiles were both corrected.

There’s only one known issue on PC: The Connect app won’t work if you try to connect to it from a Continuum-based Windows phone. This will be fixed in the next build.

Mobile has several known issues, but none appear to be new. In other words, they’re the same known issues from the past few builds. Microsoft continues to investigate them.


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