Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.105 is available for everyone - here's what's new

If you're a Windows 10 user, chances are that you've got an update waiting for you today. Fast ring Insiders got a new build - 14915 - which is available for PCs and phones. Microsoft also released a new cumulative update to the Production ring (non-Insiders), build 14393.105.

The update was originally offered to Insiders on the Slow and Release Preview rings last night. At the time, there was no changelog; luckily, there is now.

Here are the fixes and improvements that come with KB3176938:

  • Improved reliability of Windows Ink Workspace, Microsoft Edge, File Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), Cluster Health Service, Hyper-V, multi-factor authentication (MFA), NTFS file system, PowerShell, Internet Explorer 11, facial recognition, graphics, Windows Store, and Windows Shell.

  • Improved performance related to purchasing Windows Store apps.

  • Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle.

  • Improved compatibility of using Xbox One controllers with various games.

  • Addressed issue with incorrect character mapping between Japanese and Unicode for the question mark.

  • Addressed issue that prevents the download and initialization of .NET objects in Internet Explorer 11.

  • Improved support of new near-field communication (NFC) chips for Windows 10 Mobile.

  • Addressed issue with game or app audio not resuming after ending a call on Windows 10 Mobile.

  • Addressed additional issues with compatibility, remote desktop, BitLocker, PowerShell, Direct3D, networking policies, Dynamic Access Control (DAC) rules, Microsoft Edge, Connected Standby, mobile device management (MDM), printing, Fingerprint logon, and Cortana.

You might recall that the last cumulative update to be released to Production, build 14393.82, broke PowerShell DSC. At the time, Microsoft had promised that a fix would be delivered on August 30, which was yesterday.

Since we never got a Windows 10 update yesterday, this is presumably that fix. The release notes don't specifically note a fix for DSC, but many users pointed out that the issue seemed to be fixed in the previous CU, build 14393.103.

There is no update for Windows 10 Mobile today, which is still offering build 14393.82 in the Slow and Release Preview rings, and 14393.67 in the Production ring.

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