Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14955 for PC and Mobile to Fast Ring

Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14955 for PC and Mobile to Fast Ring

Microsoft has delivered a new build of the Windows 10 Insider Preview, and this one is for both PC and Mobile. Key among the new features are some nice updates to Outlook Mail.

Actually, compared to the past two builds, this one is a bit light on the new features. Which include:

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Outlook Mail and Calendar 17.7466.4062x.0. Outlook Mail (which is bundled with Calendar) picks up the ability to open email messages in a new window, Quick Actions from new email notifications, and support for @mentions. That middle one is cool: Now, you can respond to email directly from the notification toast!

Narrator improvements. The Narrator app sports new context awareness options. Type ALT + Caps Lock + / to cycle between the choices, CTRL + Caps Lock + / to change whether the context is read before the item with focus or after, and Caps Lock + D twice to check the context at any time.

Beyond that, we just see some improvements and fixes on both PC and Mobile. Nothing really stands out, so check out the Microsoft blog post for a quick rundown. Ditto for known issues.

 

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  • 241

    25 October, 2016 - 12:22 pm

    <p>Ahhcckk, what about the slow ring!?</p>

    • 442

      25 October, 2016 - 3:03 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#22397">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/mebby">mebby</a><a href="#22397">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>You don’t want it yet, it’s still quite buggy.</p>

  • 5539

    25 October, 2016 - 12:48 pm

    <p>While I thoroughly support the features and need for Narrator, the only improvement I’d like is a setting to never accidentally turn the thing on.&nbsp;</p>

    • 131

      Premium Member
      25 October, 2016 - 12:52 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#22407">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/SvenJ">SvenJ</a><a href="#22407">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>It happens often enough to be annoying yet seldom enough to remember how to turn it off.</p>

  • 469

    25 October, 2016 - 1:28 pm

    <p>Surely Mail and Calendar should be updated thro the store, not need a new build!</p>

    • 165

      Premium Member
      25 October, 2016 - 2:17 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#22420">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/Redbreva">Redbreva</a><a href="#22420">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>Maybe it needs some updated APIs that are not in the release version??</p>
      <p>&nbsp;</p>

      • 2

        Premium Member
        26 October, 2016 - 6:12 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#22446">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/RonH">RonH</a><a href="#22446">:</a></em></blockquote>
        <p>No, and in fact this update isn’t tied to the build. You’ll get it if you’re on the Fast ring with a recent build regardless, and it will make its way public over the next few weeks.</p>

  • 742

    Premium Member
    25 October, 2016 - 4:02 pm

    <p>Brad will be happy about pop out windows in Outlook Mail!</p>

  • 5534

    25 October, 2016 - 4:06 pm

    <p>That was quick. They just released 14951 a few days ago, also to both PC and mobile.</p>

    • 742

      Premium Member
      26 October, 2016 - 5:49 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#22479">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/CompUser">CompUser</a><a href="#22479">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>I’m honestly not surprised. It seemed weird that they shipped a build where the Feedback Hub didn’t work, so I’m not surprised this build came out quickly and addresses that.</p>

  • 709

    Premium Member
    25 October, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    <p>I was actually expecting them to release a build tomorrow at the event which would have more feaures.</p>

  • 2394

    Premium Member
    26 October, 2016 - 1:26 pm

    <p>I’m just glad I could actually download it to my 950.</p>

  • 5601

    26 October, 2016 - 3:15 pm

    <p>UHG Why won’t it let be download this build Had to get the fix the download last build Is that why this one won’t show up?</p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <p>Gary</p>

  • 409

    26 October, 2016 - 5:19 pm

    <p>My Office products keep asking me to verify my account and ultimately won’t work. Anyone else seeing this?</p>

  • 7204

    26 October, 2016 - 7:33 pm

    <blockquote><em><a href="#22549">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/paul-thurrott">paul-thurrott</a><a href="#22549">:</a></em></blockquote>
    <p>I’m on 14955, but Mail+Calendar is still on 17.7369 – Doesn’t find an update in Store either.. any ideas?</p>

    • 7204

      26 October, 2016 - 7:49 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#22818">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/Ishtumba">Ishtumba</a><a href="#22818">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>Strange – came through fine on my desktop, not the laptop.. oh well</p>

  • 2983

    Premium Member
    29 October, 2016 - 4:11 am

    <p>laptop and mobile on 14951, neither can see this new build yet</p>

    • 2983

      Premium Member
      29 October, 2016 - 4:17 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#23480">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/RickEveleigh">RickEveleigh</a><a href="#23480">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>just had to set date to a week ahead, check for updates, then revert date. No fiddling with rings or rebooting</p>

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