Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14393.693 for PC and Mobile - here's what's new

Today is the second Tuesday of the month, making it Patch Tuesday. This means that almost all versions of Windows 10 are receiving cumulative updates, including the Anniversary Update for PC and Mobile, as well as 1511 and 1507 for PCs.

The new build number for those on the Anniversary Update is 14393.693. It seems to be available to all phones that are already on build 14393, rather than just unlocked ones, which is sometimes the case.

The new build follows 14393.594, which was offered to the Release Preview ring a week ago, but the last one to show up for all users was 14393.576.

As usual, the changelog combines the updates for both PC and Mobile, and the changes noted apply almost exclusively to PCs. Here's what's new:

  • Improved the reliability of Groove Music playback in the background, App-V, video playback and Remote Desktop.

  • Addressed issue where after successful fingerprint authentication on a device with the screen off, the screen does not turn back on.

  • Addressed issue where only one input device works when you connect two similar input devices to the same machine.

  • Addressed issue in the App-V Connection Group that allows users to have access to pieces of functionality that they were not designated to for access.

  • Addressed issue that prevents users from selecting multiple certificates simultaneously through the UI.

  • Addressed issue where the Request Control function does not work with Remote Assistance if the user being assisted is on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.

  • Addressed issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader.

  • Addressed issue with license conversion of Server Core from evaluation version to a retail version.

  • Addressed issue that prevents users from opening Internet shortcut (.URL) files with Internet Explorer when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled.

  • Addressed issue that prevents users from logging on if a device has been away from the corporate network over a period of time.

  • Addressed additional issues with Microsoft Edge, clustering, Internet Explorer, Windows Update, input devices, facial recognition, Logon, Hyper-V, PCI bus drivers and Windows Kernel.

Version 1511 (build 10586) also received an update to 10586.753. Some businesses still use the November Update, and believe it or not, some PCs haven't even received the Anniversary Update yet, such as HP's 2016 model of the Spectre x360. Here's what's new:

  • Addressed security issues related to Microsoft Edge.

Finally, there's an update for the original version of Windows 10, which is now called version 1507. The changelog in build 10240.17236 is the same as its 1511 counterpart:

  • Addressed security issues related to Microsoft Edge

These updates follow yesterday's release of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview for PCs in the Fast ring. Preview build 15002 brings a huge range of new features, including improvements to the Edge browser, enhancements to Cortana, additions to improve accessibility, new Settings features - such as Theme Management and blue light adjustment - and more.

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