Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile build 14356 to the Fast ring - here's what's new

Microsoft today released Windows 10 Mobile build 14356. The build is the latest from the Redstone Development Branch, meaning that it's a preview of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, slated to arrive next month.

It's also the first build to be released under the new head of the Insider Program, Dona Sarkar, who replaced Gabe Aul earlier today.

Here's what's new in Windows 10 Mobile build 14356:

Cortana improvements

Get notifications from your phone to your PC: Cortana will now surface your phone notifications and critical alerts, including messages from messaging services, SMS or social media as well as missed calls from any Windows 10 phone or Android device to your PC, so you never miss a beat while staying focused on your PC.

NOTE: Android requires Cortana version 1.7.1 or higher. (download here for U.S. and download here for China) Some actions on Cortana forward notifications may not be fully functional yet, including reply from PC (for Windows 10 Mobile). Muting the forwarded Windows 10 Mobile notifications per app will come soon. In the meantime, if you want to stop receiving phone notifications, go to Cortana settings and toggle off “Send notifications between devices”.

Send a photo from your phone to PC: If you need to quickly transfer a photo from your phone to your PC wirelessly – just ask Cortana “send this photo to my PC” and see what happens. This feature is currently exclusive to Windows 10 phones.

New listening animation: When you tap the mic icon in Cortana, there is a new animation that shows Cortana is listening to you as you speak.

If you're already on the Fast ring, you can grab the build by heading over to Settings -> Update & security -> Phone update -> Check for updates. If you're not, you can download the Windows Insider app and set it to Insider Fast.

The build is available for phones that are officially supported for Windows 10 Mobile, and the Nokia Lumia Icon.

Source: Windows Blog

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