Microsoft gone one step ahead in order to release their Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This time they announced new insider preview build 14316 with many new exciting features. If you are a Windows Insider and configured your system to get fast ring updates, checkout for the new build.
If you want to know what has been newly introduced, what has been fixed and the known issues currently there in this preview build, continue reading while it downloads the updates.
As announced last week at Build 2016 conference, Microsoft introduced many new features in this fast ring ready Windows 10 insider preview build 14316, which includes support for Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10. If you are excited to know the features introduced, here’s a list of them:
Run native bash commands on Windows
In this build, you can natively run Bash in Windows as announced last week. To do this, you first need to turn on Developer Mode via Settings > Update & security > For developers. Then search for “Windows Features” and choose “Turn Windows features on or off” and enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta). To get Bash installed, open Command Prompt and type “bash”.
Perfect sync across all the devices where you use Cortana
Starting today, Microsoft will release new features to Insiders on an ongoing basis that keeps you in perfect sync across your devices where you use Cortana to stay connected and never miss a beat throughout your day. Few of those new features are: low battery notification, Find my phone/Ring my phone feature, share map directions across devices, easy Cortana setup etc.
Low battery notification
Find my phone
Share map directions
New and Updated Extensions for Microsoft Edge
A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced the availability of extension support for Microsoft Edge. Today, they have announced some new extensions that you can try out – Pin It Button and OneNote Clipper. In addition, they have also updated versions of Reddit Enhancement Suite, Mouse Gestures and Microsoft Translator. To know more, checkout: How to add extensions in Microsoft Edge on #Windows 10?
Action Center Improvements
Microsoft listened to users voice. They have added the ability to select which app notifications are more important to you in Action Center. On your device, you can manage the notification settings for individual app by going to Settings > System > Notifications & actions.
Just click or tap on a specific app to adjust its notification settings. You can prioritize its notifications in Action Center to be one of 3 levels: Normal, High or Priority. Additionally, you can also adjust how many notifications are visible per app. Currently, the default value is now 3/app. If an app has more than 3 notifications, just tap to expand and see all notifications for that app.
Choose your mode by selecting a dark theme
In this build, Microsoft added support to switch between dark and light themes universally via Settings > Personalization > Colors. When you switch to dark mode, apps such as Settings, Store, Alarms & Clock, Calculator and other UWP apps that responds to theme changes in the OS will change into dark mode. The apps which are not binded to OS theme, will continue with their original theme even though you change it here.
Updated Battery Settings and Battery Saving Experience
“Battery Saver” under the settings page has been now renamed to “Battery”. In the Detailed Battery Use page, you can now manage the per-app background settings inline without going to a second page. You can also see a new background settings option called “Managed by Windows”. With this option, not only will the app stop running in the background when Battery Saver is enabled, but it will also temporarily turn off apps with high battery drain that you haven’t used in a while or pinned to your Start screen till you next launch the application.
Microsoft showcased some excellent work in this build designed by their UX/UI team. These are set of new emoji. These new emoji are designed to be detailed, expressive and playful. Their larger size takes full advantage of every pixel and the two-pixel outline allows for emoji to appear on any color background without loss of fidelity.
Virtual Desktop Improvements
You can now pin a window so it’s available on every desktop. To do this, launch Task View then right-click on the window you want to pin and choose “Show this window on all desktops”. Try pinning Skype or Groove Music so they’re always at your fingertips.
New PC access experience
Using the new Connect app, you can bring the Continuum experience from your phone (a Continuum-enabled Windows 10 phone is required) to the PC without needing a dock or Miracast adapter. Additionally, it also allows other Miracast-enabled PCs to project to other PCs without needing a dock or Miracast adapter as well. The Connect app will mention the ability to use a USB cable to connect to your PC however this is a bug and the app only supports wireless connections on PCs.
New Update Progress Experience
When you PC install today’s new build, you will see a new progress experience for installing the update. This is part of an effort to align the experience of installing updates from Windows Update.
Other improvements, bug fixes & known issues
To know more about the other new features & enhancements, bug fixes and known issues currently available in this build, check out the Microsoft blog post “Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316”.