Short Bytes: Windows 10 Build 14986 is now publicly available for download. This new release brings many improvements to Cortana, Windows Update, Windows Ink, and Narrator. It also brings support for new Edge extensions and improves Windows Ink. You can download it from Microsoft’s Windows 10 Insider website.In early December, Microsoft released the new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build to the Fast Ring. This was followed by the arrival of build to the Slow Ring. Now, Build 14986 ISO images are available for download (find the link at the bottom).
The interested users can directly find the new build in the Downloads section of Windows Insider website. It’s also the last Windows 10 build of 2016.
New features in Windows 10 Build 14986:
This update brings numerous improvements to Cortana. Now one can turn off the PC and change volume using voice commands. You can use it to control the music playback of apps. Music recognition support to Chinese has been added. Also, when your PC is idle, it’ll answer the questions in a full-screen view.
Enterprise Cloud Printing:
The corporate users can find the new Enterprise Cloud Printers discovery UI under Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners.
Windows Game Bar improvement:
In the Windows 10 Build 14986, Microsoft has added support for 19 additional games in full-screen mode. Simply hit Win+G to invoke Game Bar and start capturing.
In Windows Ink, the ability to resume previous screen sketches has been added. The Ink Flyout Visuals have been updated and the control over ruler rotation has been made finer.
New extensions for Edge:
Ebates, Intel TrueKey, and Read & Write are the new extensions added to Microsoft Edge.
Updated Rendering technology:
For many UWP apps, the rendering technology has been changed.
New Windows Defender dashboard:
To let you control Windows 10 security more easily, changes have been made to Windows Defender. Microsoft has called it a work in progress and not fully functional yet.
Registry Editor Improvements:
Using keyboard shortcuts go up (Alt+ Up arrow), backwards (Alt + Left arrow) or forwards (Alt + Right arrow), you can navigate in the registry easily.
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