Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15019

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 28 Comments

Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15019

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Microsoft delivered a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build to testers on the Fast ring. And as expected, it comes with a ton of new gaming features. Plus a whole lot of other stuff.

This update follows three massive builds that appeared earlier this month—builds 15002, 15007, and 15014—each of which brought numerous new features. This one isn’t quite so big, but it was no less eagerly anticipated because the Xbox team—curiously—tipped its coming arrival earlier this week.

Here’s what’s new.

Game mode. As previously discussed, you can now enable Game mode on a game-by-game basis.

Windows Game Bar improvements. You can now trigger full-screen mode for 17 different games from the Game Bar: Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Zombies, FIFA 14, FIFA 17, FIFA Manager 14, Grim Dawn, Guild Wars 2, Left 4 Dead 2, MapleStory, Paragon, Payday 2, Rocket League, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Sims 4, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Warface.

Beam streaming. Now, you can live stream video game sessions via the Beam service.

New settings interfaces. The Holographic settings interface has been renamed to Mixed reality settings. And there is a new Gaming settings UI too. Also, the Troubleshooting interface from Control Panel has been moved into Settings (under Update & Security).

Microsoft Edge improvements. The e-book reader feature in Edge can now read to you aloud in many different languages. It will also display emoji on websites.

OOBE improvements. The OOBE is further improved with more accessibility updates and privacy controls.

Night Light. The Blue Light feature has been renamed to Night Light.

Hyper-V improvements. You can now resize Hyper-V virtual machines by grabbing the window corner.

Action Center improvements. Action Center will display real-time Store app and game download progress.

More. Microsoft lists a number of other changes, and of course there are some known issues as well.

 

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