Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14926 for both PCs and phones to the Fast ring. It's the first new build from the Development Branch since 14915 was released two weeks ago.
Before you get too excited, the build is pretty light on features, which is typical. The Anniversary Update began rolling out for PCs on August 2, and the firm still hasn't held an event to show off what might be coming in Redstone 2, so we're in the normal lull between those events where we get new builds, but there isn't much that's new.
Still, two weeks is a long time to go in-between new builds. Through a Feedback Hub post last week, the company confirmed that it was upgrading some of its systems, so it would be a bit before there was a new build. Luckily, Microsoft seems to finally be done with that.
However, there are a few new features. Here's what's new:
Snooze in Microsoft Edge: We know you all love when we get creative with you, so we have added an experimental “Snooze” action on a tab in Microsoft Edge which provides you with a way to set a Cortana reminder on the website you are viewing. People often keep tabs open in their browser indefinitely as a “to do” list, and do not close those tabs until the action associated with that website is complete. This feature lets you put a site into a Cortana reminder that will show up as a notification and in Action Center, allowing you to quickly open that site in Microsoft Edge when you’re ready to get back to it.
Updated Wi-Fi settings page (Mobile): As part of our experience of unifying the settings experience across devices – we have updated the Wi-Fi settings page via Settings > Network & wireless > Wi-Fi on Mobile to match how it works on PC. The new Wi-Fi settings page isn’t complete yet as we continue to port over functionality. If need, you can fallback to using the Wi-Fi (legacy) settings page to access any missing functionality. In addition, we added the capability for you to connect to WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) networks on your phone.
Improving your PC upgrade experience: One of the ongoing feedback items we’ve heard is how the apps that come preinstalled with Windows will reinstall after each upgrade – particularly noticeable for our Insiders that receive multiple flights per month. We’ve heard your feedback, and starting with Build 14926, when your PC updates it will check for apps that have been uninstalled, and it will preserve that state once the update has completed. This means if you uninstall any of the apps included in Windows 10 such as the Mail app or Maps app, they will not get reinstalled after you update to a newer build going forward.
Making pin login easier: Ever tried to enter your pin, only to discover the numbers you’ve been typing are nowhere to be seen because Num Lock was off? We’re happy to announce that that will no longer happen! With this build, regardless of your Num Lock state, numbers will be input if you’re typing into the pin password field. Let us know what you think!
Microsoft notes that beginning on September 15, some older Windows 10 builds will expire. On October 1, they will reboot every three hours, and beginning October 15, they will stop booting entirely. It's recommended that you update to build 14926.