Windows 10 Build 14965 Arrives With New Features

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 15 Comments


Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 today that is for both desktop and mobile. This version, 14965, is available for Fast ring users and has a couple of new features too.

Included in this release is an improved way to control external monitors in tablet mode. Microsoft says that you can now use a second display with your tablet without the need to use a mouse; a virtual touchpad makes it possible to move the mouse and select items as you would with a traditional mousepad.

If you use Sticky notes, there are a few updates for this feature. Included in the release is support for more languages for insights (recognizing the text on the notes) along with phone number and stock symbol recognition. There are also a few updates to the UI to give it a bit more polish and smashed a few bugs related to undo and redo.

Windows Ink Workspace has been updated with an increased number of recently used apps as well as general improvements to performance; you can now use a scroll wheel with the protector. And in the Registry editor, the address bar now supports CTRL + L to set focus to the address bar and shorthand notation for HKEY names.

With this release, there a bunch of bugs that were smashed and new issues that have been uncovered in this release; you can read the announcement post here. As always, if run into any issues or find any new features, make sure to let us know.

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    LordPhantom Alpha Member #2445 - 2 months ago

    Installing now. Fingers crossed they've made some progress on the SMS integration with Skype, it's the one thing I've been hanging out for.

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    JerryH Alpha Member #248 - 2 months ago

    I was hoping this build would fix the broken DDE that causes the Excel crash they call out in the notes. It has been broken for the last two builds (and unfortunately this one too). Yep, we filed a bug 2 builds ago on it. The workaround they list - while it works - is not the only one. You can also leave Excel running and then double-clicking a file in Explorer will work. You can also turn off DDE for Excel and that will work too. Oh, and the same problem happens when opening from SharePoint which is harder to browse in Excel. So leaving Excel open is often easier... 

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    Zimm Alpha Member #822 - 2 months ago

    Surface pro 3 2 attempts to update, both stalled at 23% updated, coming from 959. anyone else?

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    MacLiam Alpha Member #229 - 2 months ago

    A familiar problem has raised its ugly head. A Surface Book, a 930 and an Elite x3 have updated smoothly, but my 950XL keeps telling me no updates are available and that my phone is up to date. I managed to update to 14955 successfully several days ago, but 14959 couldn't do it and now 14965 is also refusing to be recognized. Yes, my insider settings and calendar are correct. Frustrating. Fortunately this is no longer my primary phone, so if all else fails I will just roll it back with WDRT.