Tech Recap Weekly: Windows 10 build 14279, Redstone release dates, HoloLens available for pre-order

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14279 to Insiders, second update of Redstone pushed back to Spring 2017, HoloLens now available for pre-order, new Windows 10 guides and much more.

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This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft pushes the red button once again, this time to release Windows 10 build 14279 for PC to the Fast ring of updates. The new preview, part of the Redstone update, includes an improved logon experience and Cortana gets support for three more languages and better reminders. (For the new build, I also added a new video highlighting all the features and changes.)

A new report surfaced this week revealing Microsoft plans for the rollout of Redstone. According to the report, the software giant is on track to release the first update in June, but the second Redstone update has now been pushed to Spring 2017, even though previous information indicated that it would release by the end of 2016.

New screenshot from a Microsoft internal development Redstone build reveals a new option that will allow Cortana to tell you about battery status, missed calls, text, or apps notifications to other Windows 10 devices you own.

Windows 10 Mobile gets updated to build 10586.122 bringing several fixes and adds support for more phones on the Current Branch. Also, Insiders now can install firmware updates without having to roll back to the previous version of the operating system.

Windows 10 version 1511 receives cumulative update KB3140743 with various improvements and changes.

Microsoft finally opens the doors to pre-order the HoloLens. The virtual reality gear will begin to ship on March 30th, with a price tag of $3,000. In addition, the company has also revealed the technical specifications and how to apply to get one.

This week I also added two more Windows 10 guides to help you set up a VPN connection to connect to remote networks, and another guide to bring back the classic Clock to the system tray.

Finally, remember that the Microsoft Band 2 now sells for $175 at the Microsoft Store and Best Buy for limited time.

If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.

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