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Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14959 rolls out for PCs and phones - here's what's new

Last week, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14955 for PCs and phones in the Fast ring. Some users reported issues with installing the Mobile build, but Microsoft later published a workaround for those problems.

Recent builds from the Development Branch, like 14955, have been referred to by the codename 'Redstone 2' - but last week, Microsoft announced that RS2 builds will eventually roll out to all users as the Windows 10 Creators Update. In addition to revealing a range of features - including improvements to the communications experience, and new additions for gamers - Microsoft also said that it would release a new Creators Update build by the end of the week... but it never materialized.

But today, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14959 to the Fast ring, although it's a bit light on new features.

The new Mobile build is the first to be published through Microsoft's new 'Unified Update Platform' (UUP), which promises significant improvements to the update process. Microsoft says that it will eventually "enable differential downloads for all devices built on the Mobile and PC OS", delivering "only the changes that have been made since the last time you updated your device, rather than a full build". You can find out more about the UUP here.

For PCs, just one new feature is listed:

Controlling the Display Scaling of your Virtual Machines (PC): We’ve heard your feedback that Hyper-V Virtual Machines sometimes aren’t scaled as you’d expect, so we’ve added a new Zoom option in the View menu, where you can override the default scaling and set it to 100, 125, 150 or 200 – whichever matches your preference. Along the way, we also fixed an issue where certain VMs wouldn’t display the remote desktop connection bar after entering full screen mode. We are still refining the experience so there might be some rough edges. For example, although we added zoom levels to handle high DPI more gracefully, when zooming you won’t be able to see the VM’s whole screen without scrolling.
Read more at https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/11/03/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-14959-for-mobile-and-pc/#CjfgpkJyul7gWWCs.99

Microsoft has said that the Windows 10 Creators Update will be released in "early 2017". The company has made references to the update as "Version 1703", indicating that it's aiming to begin its general rollout in March.

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