Next month, Microsoft will release Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is the first major update since the launch of the last operating system. Users who upgraded for free after July 29, 2015 (they had a valid license for Windows 7, 8 or 8.1) will automatically receive the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but those who joined the Windows Insider Program and became members of the Fast Ring, have been able to test out the builds that Microsoft has released so far. So, here’s a short story of the releases.
Insider Preview Build 14367 is the latest one and was released on June 16. The developers brought bug fixes and a new feature that allows users to perform a clean install of Windows, but they have to go to Settings > Update & security > Recovery and select “Learn how to start fresh with a clean installation of Windows.” The instructions about how to perform a clean install will be shown on a Microsoft Community page.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14366 arrived on June 14 and in addition to bug fixes, it comes with an extension to Microsoft Edge that allows users to view, edit and create Office files inside this browser.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14361 came on June 8 and brought improvements to Windows Ink, LastPass password extension for Microsoft Edge and the ability to use Hyper-V Containers in order to user Docker natively in Windows 10.
Insider Preview Build 14352 came in May 26 with two new features for Cortana: one that lets you to use it as a timer, and the other one allows you to use it to play music from the Groove Music Catalog.
Insider Preview Build 14342 was released on May 10 and brought new Edge extensions and the possibility to install other extensions from the Windows Store. Microsoft has removed the Wi-Fi Sense feature whose purpose was to automatically connect guests to Wi-Fi networks without needing to enter passwords.
Insider Preview Build 14332 came on April 26 came with improvements to the command line and the Linux Bash on Ubuntu feature, while Cortana is able to search Office 365.
Insider Preview Build 14328 was released on April 22 and it focused mostly on Cortana, which works now better with the calendar, while the background theme is now black.
Insider Preview Build 14316 was brought on April 6 came with Cortana integration in Android and iOS and tweaks for Action Center – app priorities. Also, the update introduced a built-in Linux command line -a GNU Bash shell.
Insider Preview Build 14295 was released on March 25 with bug fixes.
Insider Preview Build 14291 came eight days earlier with support for extensions, plus the ability to pin tabs in Microsoft Edge.
Insider Preview Build 14279
Release date: March 4
This minor build made Cortana available in more languages in different countries, including Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil) and French (Canada). Other minor changes include bug fixes.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14271 was brought on February 24 and it contained only bug fixes.
Insider Preview Build 14267 was released on February 18 with improvements for Cortana, which searched for music more easily. Microsoft Edge received the option to clear browsing data when exiting.
Insider Preview Build 14257 came on February 3, but only with fixes for a variety of bugs. Insider Preview Build 14251 was released on January 27 and it was synced with the Windows Mobile build.
Insider Preview Build 11102 was released on January 21 and brought a new history menu for Microsoft Edge. Insider Preview Build 11099 was the first build released in 2016 – on January 13, and it focused on under-the-hood changes.
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