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    Winbeta.com has news on a possible change to the Start menu coming to future builds:
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    thanks for the heads up
     
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    Details on the new insider build 14328 for PC and mobile
    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 for PC and Mobile
     
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    Windows 10 Build 14328-What's new...
     
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    Winbeta.com currently have a great article on the new Taskbar in build 14328. Hopefully non Windows insiders will be seeing these changes in the coming Anniversary update:
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    Microsoft release Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 for both PC and Mobile to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332
     
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    Microsoft announce new apps available right now from the Store:
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    Windows 10 is now on 300million active devices! Read the latest blog below
     
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    Windows insiders can now use Adblock and Adblock + with the Edge browser:
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    Nice move Microsoft!

    As I'm currently not using an insider build could anyone running the above build comment on if they tried to use the Adblock apps and if so how successful was it?
     
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    A little late news but the download page for the Windows 10 insider iso is now carrying Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14332.

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    Apologies guy's for the lateness but Windows insider build 14342 is now ready for download on the fast ring:
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    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352
    By Gabe Aul / Corporate Vice President, Engineering Systems Team



    Hi everyone,

    Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

    Here’s what’s new in Build 14352
    Cortana Improvements
    Cortana, Your Personal DJ: In addition to playing songs via your local files and OneDrive, you also now have the ability to play any song from the entire Groove Music Catalog using Cortana. If you have a Groove Music Pass, just ask Cortana to play your favorite artist, genre, playlist or song. This also works with Cortana on your Lock screen.

    • “Hey Cortana, play <song name>”
    • “Hey Cortana, play <artist>”
    • “Hey Cortana, play my <Groove playlist name>”
    • “Hey Cortana, pause”
    NOTE: Groove Catalog support currently for U.S. English only – other regions to come in the future.

    Set a timer: You can now set a timer using Cortana to remind you to go get a snack, take a break, or while cooking. You can set a timer, query how long is left and cancel using natural language. On your PC, this works logged in or above the Lock screen. On your phone, you can use speech or text. Examples below. We are continuing to improve the overall user experience including conversation mode (“set a timer”, then specify the time), and enable turning off a ringing timer using speech. Try out:

    • “Hey Cortana, set a timer for 10 minutes”
    • “Hey Cortana, how much time is left?”
    • “Hey Cortana, cancel my timer”
    Windows Ink
    Updated Sticky Notes: With the latest update, Sticky Notes are now better than ever* with the ability to create Cortana reminders from your notes that will flow with you across your Cortana enabled devices. You can also ink or type a phone number and it readies itself for calling; write an email address and launch directly to email, write a URL and launch into Microsoft Edge right from the Note. A few jotted-down bulleted items become an easy-to-manage checklist. Don’t forget that Sticky Notes is also a standalone app, just launch it from Start if you’d like to use it outside of Windows Ink Workspace.

    *Certain features are currently limited to EN-US, with more market and language support coming in future updates.

    Compass on the ruler: We’ve updated the Windows Ink ruler to include a compass. If the ruler is oriented in the direction of any of the cardinal points or midpoints, the compass indicator will become bold.



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    General improvements to the Windows Ink experience: We have made performance and reliability improvements based on feedback including:

    • Sketchpad will now dismiss if you tap Esc or Windows key combinations (for example, Win + S or Win + D).
    • We’ve updated the export icon to be the more familiar floppy disk icon for saving your sketch.
    • We’ve polished the experience of opening Sketchpad when many ink strokes are present on the canvas.
    • We fixed an issue that resulted in Sketchpad sometimes needing to be tapped twice before it would launch from the Windows Ink Workspace flyout.
    • Sketchpad and Screen Sketch will now default to touch inking ON for non-pen devices. They will also remember the state of the button when you relaunch Windows Ink Workspace.
    • Going forward from Build 14252, the Windows Ink Workspace icon state (on or off) on the taskbar will be preserved after upgrading.
    • We have updated Sticky Notes to show a small sticky note icon next to the app name when hovering over the app in the taskbar or in Task View.
    Other items of note
    Windows Game bar improved with full-screen support: One of the most common requests we see for the Windows 10 Game DVR feature is the ability to use the Windows Game bar with more games running in full-screen. With this flight, we’ve added support for six additional games in full-screen mode with Windows game bar: League of Legends, World of Warcraft, DOTA 2, Battlefield 4, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and Diablo III. With those games, you can now use Windows key + G to bring up the Windows Game bar when the game is running full-screen.

    Tip: You can control this feature through the Windows Game bar settings. In the settings dialog, look for the “Show Game bar when I play full-screen games” checkbox.

    Feedback Hub will now show Microsoft responses: You’ll now see short status tags on feedback to let you know what we’re doing with it. The tags are a short-form way to give status on feedback we’re actively working on or have made changes for. The tags will often be published along with a “Microsoft response” comment that gives more context on what the team is doing. This change also replaces the “Received” tag that you’ve been seeing on all feedback with something much more useful and informative!


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    Updated File Explorer icon: Based on Insider feedback, we have updated the File Explorer icon with more color.



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    Deploying Windows Enterprise edition gets easier: Prior to Windows 10, the upgrade from the Pro to Enterprise edition required a complete wipe and reinstallation of the OS. In Windows 10, we enabled bit-less edition upgrade from Pro to Enterprise. This means all the features are on the device already and the upgrade to Enterprise edition can be performed by changing the product key rather than having to download and deploy a new image. However, doing this required a reboot to complete. We heard a lot of feedback about having to reboot to complete the upgrade so starting with this build a reboot is no longer required when upgrading from the Pro to Enterprise edition. You can try out this out by going to “Settings -> Update & Security -> Activation” in the settings app and click the “Change product key” button and enter a valid Enterprise product key. If you find any issues, please send us feedback via the Feedback Hub!


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    Limited Period Scanning: Limited Periodic Scanning is a new security setting you can choose to turn on if you use an antivirus program other than Windows Defender. This setting can provide an additional line of defense in scanning and detecting malware on your device. To enable this – go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Defender and turn “Limited Periodic Scanning” on. Each month Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool detects malware on 1 to 2 million devices, even those running other antivirus software. This setting can be turned on for unmanaged devices. You can read more about Limited Period Scanning here.

    Here’s what’s fixed for PC
    • Feedback Hub should now be localized properly. If you install a different language, you will need to relaunch Feedback Hub to have it show in that language.
    • We fixed the issue with Intel HD Graphics 3000 or Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPUs causing rendering issues and instability with Microsoft Edge. If you mitigated this issue by using software rendering instead of GPU rendering, you can go back to GPU rendering.
    • Starting with this build, pinned tabs in Microsoft Edge should no longer get lost after updating to a new Insider Preview build.
    • We fixed an issue causing Surface Books to bugcheck (bluescreen) when using Windows Hello.
    • We fixed an issue that caused the Brightness Quick Action to appear missing.
    • This build includes fixes for Precision Touchpads. We have Improved reliability of using gestures to switch between virtual desktops. We also improved touchpad responsiveness for pans and two finger taps. We also fixed an issue where swiping on the touchpad might not wake the device once it was in Connected Standby state.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in maximized UWP apps slightly overlapping the taskbar if taskbar was positioned on top.
    • We fixed an issue in the Action Center where it wouldn’t show the hover state when moving your mouse over notifications if a notification had been expanded.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in missing icons in Action Center when using Light mode.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in “Restart Required” continuing to show in Action Center after restart has already occurred.
    • Increased hit target of X icon for notifications in Action Center, to make them easier to dismiss.
    • We fixed a timing issue where the Bluetooth Quick Action might appear (with state ON) for a device with no Bluetooth.
    • We fixed an issue where using Esc to exit a full screen video with Microsoft Edge maximized would result in the window becoming unmaximized.
    • We fixed an issue where playing mp4s from a network share in the Movies & TV app would sometimes show an “MF_E_UNSUPPORTED_BYTESTREAM_TYPE” error.
    • We fixed an issue that resulted in the volume mixer slider for system sounds getting reset to 100% after receiving a notification or altering master volume.
    • Update notifications to now deep link straight to Update History, rather than the Windows Update landing page in the Settings app.
    • Updated the Settings app so now the CTRL + E keyboard shortcut will set focus to the Settings search box.
    • We fixed an issue where theme settings were not roaming correctly to other PCs with the same Microsoft account.
    • Fixed an issue resulting in the All apps list in Start being blank for certain languages
    • We updated the Action Center icon to now hide unread notification count when the taskbar is using small icons, as there’s not enough space to display it.
    • Fixed an issue with Command Prompt where it wasn’t keeping the current line in view after resizing the window.
    • We fixed an issue that resulted in the User Account Control dialog sometimes appearing behind other windows instead of in the forefront.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in the Lock screen sometimes not showing the Caps lock warning when Caps lock was on.
    Known issues for PC
    • Previously installed extensions for Microsoft Edge may not work for around 15 minutes after your first sign-in. A work around for this is to manually re-install each extension from the Store.
    • In some cases, the new Cortana features highlighted above may not work. Restarting your PC should fix the issue and get the features working.
    • Using the keyboard to navigate in certain Store apps like Netflix or Tweetium does not work. You will need to use your mouse.
    As always – thank you for being Windows Insiders and make sure to send us feedback on any issues you run into with these builds in the Feedback Hub.

    Thanks,
    g

    UPDATED MAY 26, 2016 4:26 PM


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    The Anniversary update is apparently now 'locked in' to a specific version number, version 1607. Development will switch to stability and optimisation ready for release:
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    Microsoft's latest blog on Holographic devices and the future...
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    Now on Build 14367.rs1

    They are coming thick an fast now. (Or maybe MS panic)
     
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    Sorry I was a bit slow with the information:

    JUNE 16, 2016 6:00 PM
    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14367 for PC and Mobile
    By Dona Sarkar / Software Engineer, Windows and Devices Group



    Hello Windows Insiders!

    Holy NinjaCats, you guys are rocking this bug bash.

    We promised an exciting few weeks and we weren’t kidding. You all ready for the second batch of builds for the week to keep the Bug Bash fresh? Today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14367 for PC and Mobile today to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring!

    IMPORTANT: Today, we have pushed a few builds out to into our internal rings and as a result of that, this build for PC is a little bit behind in rolling out within the queue to the Fast ring and should be available in the next few hours depending on your region. UPDATE 7:15PM Pacific – PC Build 14367 has begun rolling out.

    For all of the Bug Bash details click here.

    Some new things in these builds for you to try:

    New keyboard shortcut for Feedback Hub on PC: We love getting your feedback, and want to make it even easier for you to get into Feedback Hub on PC builds. To capture a screenshot and launch Feedback Hub please use they keyboard shortcut Windows key + F. This opens Feedback Hub and attaches a screenshot of your PC (you can review and remove this before you submit). The old PC keyboard shortcut of Windows key + SHIFT + ? will stop working because of this change.

    Also, as a reminder, on Mobile you can use VOL DOWN + POWER to launch Feedback Hub.

    Handwriting Recognition Language Support: We are excited to announce 23 new languages for handwriting recognition as a tech preview. This includes Indonesian, Malay, and is our first time to support African languages like Swahili, Xhosa and Zulu. You can install them from language settings and use them in the handwriting keyboard. If you are a developer, you can also leverage them in your apps following the guide to recognize ink as text. Please check the list of supported languages, give them a try, and send us your feedback.

    A new tool to give your PC a fresh start: We’ve heard from many of you that are attempting to perform a clean installation of Windows that it can sometimes be hard to get started. To help, we are providing a new tool that enables an easy and simple way to start fresh with a clean installation of Windows. This tool is now available from the Settings app for Windows Insiders using the latest builds that installs a clean copy of the most recent version of Windows10 and removes apps that were installed on your PC. You can visit this Microsoft Community page (which has been updated) to learn more about the tool and download it.

    Improvements and fixes for PC
    • Cross-device notifications from your phone to your PC via Cortana are now more reliable and faster. You can also use quick replies from your PC for notifications that support that feature (there is a known issue in which this will only work if your phone’s screen is turned on – we’ll be fixing this!). Additionally, notifications from your phone to your PC will appear under its own Windows Phone group in Action Center – with a fancy new logo to boot!
    • We fixed an issue where the emoji in cross-device notifications would appear as boxes. We also fixed an issue where certain emoji would appear as square boxes in some apps like Notepad.
    • We have fixed the issue with the Desktop App Converter Preview (Project Centennial) however you will need to download the updated version here Download Desktop App Converter Preview (Project Centennial) from Official Microsoft Download Center.
    • Fixed an issue resulting in the dialog when joining the PC to an Azure AD potentially being unexpectedly large on certain devices
    • Quick Actions in Action Center that turn on and off different functionality in your device, like Bluetooth on your phone or Tablet Mode on your PC, now have a transient On/Off text indicator so you can clearly see the state change for these. We fixed an issue where the WIN + A keyboard shortcut to launch Action Center wouldn’t work if Action Center icon had been turned off. We also fixed an issue where certain notifications could result in the Action Center not launching until that toast had been cleared.
    • We fixed an issue where Cortana wasn’t showing relevant system settings results for certain terms, in particular “typo” or “connect”.
    • We fixed an issue where the text in the network flyout might change color from white to black when entering credentials if your PC is using dark mode.
    • We fixed an issue where PowerShell shortcuts pinned to the taskbar could only create one functional window – subsequent windows generated from the pinned icon would not accept input.
    • We fixed an issue where each newly opened notes in Sticky Notes would flash white and black after a certain number of notes had already been created.
    • We added a new shortcut to turn on/off Private mode when using the Japanese Input Method Editor. This new keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + Shift + P. We also increased the width of the Japanese 12 key keyboard for small devices when in portrait, so as to improve ease of use and fixed an issue where no characters would be input when using this keyboard in a field where Input Method Editors are disabled
    • We updated the Update & Security, Windows Update and Recovery icons in Settings, to be more reflective of the action
    • We fixed an issue where the Office apps might not show up in Start’s “Most used” list.
    • We fixed an issue where saying “Hey Cortana” would launch Cortana behind Windows Ink Workspace.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in Explorer.exe crashing if you selected “Open Command window here” from File Explorer’s context menu.
    Improvements and fixes for Mobile
    • For all of my fellow devs: you should now be able to deploy an app via Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 to a phone running this build. Thanks for being patient!
    • We fixed the issue where Quick Actions in the Settings app were flipped from the order you saw it in the Action Center.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in existing reminders failing to display in Cortana’s reminder section, and an error when attempting to save a new reminder.
    • We fixed an issue where the text selection grippers would appear very tiny in certain places on high DPI phones, such as when selecting text in the reply textbox of an interactive notification.
    • We reduced battery usage when Microsoft Edge is running in the background.
    • We polished Action Center so that font size of dropdowns in interactive notifications is now consistent with surrounding text.
    • We fixed an issue where Battery Saver wouldn’t be turned on after tapping the notification prompting you to turn on Battery Saver when battery is at 20%.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in dropped keystrokes when typing in Outlook Mail or Word Mobile.
    • We fixed an issue where, for phones that support it, the “3G Only” and “Only 3G or 4G” cellular options were not working correctly for some Insiders, resulting in 2G networks being selected.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in the Japanese Input Method Editor not working correctly in the All apps list search box.
    • We updated the Phone Update and Update & Security icons in the Settings app to be more reflective of the action.
    • Quick Actions in Action Center that turn on and off different functionality in your device, like Bluetooth on your phone or Tablet Mode on your PC, now have a transient On/Off text indicator so you can clearly see the state change for these. We fixed an issue where if you swiped up on a full screen VOIP notification, the dimmed screen behind it would flash. We also fixed an issue where you may not receive notification toasts until the next time the Action Center had been opened if you had tapped on a notification on the Lock screen but then aborted the prompt to enter your pin.
    • We fixed an issue where Lock screen page in Settings may show incorrect data while page is loading.
    • We fixed an issue where Quiet Hours might unexpectedly turn off after having been manually turned on using the Quick Action.
    • We fixed an issue where certain sample images were displaying in portrait rather than landscape when used as a Lock screen background and phone was connected to an external monitor. In fixing this, these sample images have now become available to select as a background for your second monitor using Continuum.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in key presses sometimes being entered multiple times over Miracast.
    • We fixed an issue where the “The accessory you’re connecting to isn’t working” error was truncated on the Connect settings page.
    • We fixed an issue where the Windows Hello icon might get stuck on the screen after logging in.
    • We fixed an issue where selecting a letter from the All apps list would sometimes scroll that letter to the bottom of the screen, rather than the top.
    Known issues for PC
    • Narrator does not launch when you toggle switch to “on” via Settings app > Ease of access > Narrator.
    Known issues for Mobile
    • We are investigating data issues with some Dual-SIM devices where cellular data doesn’t work correctly with a second SIM. Several issues relating to cellular data with Dual-SIM devices have been reported by Insiders with the last two Mobile builds and we’re investigating these reports. Thank you for giving us this feedback.
    • There is an issue where certain apps won’t be able to set Start or Lock screen backgrounds.
    Other items of note
    After taking a look at the overall usage of the Kids Corner feature in Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1, we have decided to remove this feature from Windows 10 Mobile beginning with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The usage of Kids Corner was too low to justify continued development and support of the feature. While not a replacement with the same functionality, you can try out Apps Corner under Settings > Accounts > Apps Corner which has some of the functionality as Kids Corner such as the ability to give people access to selected apps on your phone as well as a customized Start screen when they use your phone.

    It’s been amazing to see your feedback and bug reports come pouring in. Please also take the time to upvote other people’s feedback so that we have an accurate representation of the impact of these issues & have the most accurate top bugs list to tackle. Our team is working to get more and more fixes to unblock you as fast as we can.

    Keep hustling,
    Dona

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  19. MikeHawthorne

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    Hi

    Now if they would just address the fact that there is no way to tell Cortana where you live.
    That's still an issue after all this time, the number of posts about it on the Microsoft site goes back a year or more.

    I don't see what's so hard about adding a option to tell Windows where you are at, instead of it just picking some place randomly.

    It is closer then it used to be but still miles from where I live.

    At least it doesn't say I'm in a cemetery in another county anymore.

    I will admit that most of the problems I had like Cortana not playing my music has been fixed.

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    Winbeta.com is running an interesting article about what may happen after the 29th and the free upgrade offer ends. So much so they asked Microsoft to comment:

    ''For those who decide not to upgrade for free within the first year beginning onJuly 29, you can purchase Windows 10 through the Microsoft Store or Microsoft retail partners.

    Once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current via Windows Update for the supported lifetime of the device – at no cost.

    The easiest way to get Windows 10 is to upgrade for free. You may also purchase Windows 10 if you decide not to upgrade, or if you need to purchase for other reasons like installing on a PC you built yourself. The suggested retail prices for Windows 10 in the U.S. are the same as Windows 8.1.''

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    So if your thinking of upgrading soon you have around a month left.. :)
     

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