Windows 10 Build 14971 Released: PowerShell, EPUB Books, And Office Updates

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 23 Comments

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Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 today but this release is only for the desktop; version 14971 is now rolling out for fast ring Insiders. In this release, there are a couple of new updates that impact Edge, PowerShell and Office.

Edge now has the ability to read EPUB books directly in the browser. If you have ever used Edge to view a PDF, the experience is nearly identical to that format but with the eBook format; this will only work for unprotected files.

The new Paint 3D app is now included in every build of Windows 10 and will replace the traditional Paint app in Windows. For some, this may not be good news because if you are like me, I prefer the older app for quick and dirty edits to photos and the new app has a completely different UI which takes a bit of time to learn and navigate, unlike the old ribbon interface.

Other small updates include PowerShell now being the default command shell from File Explorer; it replaces Command Prompt. Also new is the ‘Get Office’ has been updated and now acts more like an Office 365 hub; you can read more about this change here.

There is a long list of known issues and bug fixes, that you can read about here and as always, let us know if you run into any issues with this release or find any hidden features too.

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