Windows 10 (build 14376) rolls out with nearly 1,800 fixes, removes Messaging everywhere

On Windows 10 build 14376, Microsoft continues to smash bugs and getting the operating system ready for release in July, and removes Messaging everywhere feature.

Windows 10 build 14376

As we get closer to the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, we continue to see new test previews rolling to Insiders. This time, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 build 14376 to the Fast ring of updates for PC and Mobile.

According to the company, even though this preview is only four versions greater than the last release, build 14376 ships with nearly 1,800 fixes.

In addition, and perhaps the most noticeable change with this build is the removal of the “Messaging everywhere”, feature that let you send and receive text messages from your phone to and from your Windows 10 PC. Instead, the company is working to implement the same feature in the Skype app. As a result, this feature won’t be included with the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft says that will share more information about the development “in the months ahead.”

It’s worth noting that replying SMS text messages using Cortana won’t be affected with this change.

What’s new on Windows 10 build 14376

With the Anniversary Update nearing completion, and even though there are more than 1,800 fixes, build 14376 doesn’t include any new significant features. The company is smashing bugs and polishing the operating system for the July 29th (or August 2nd) release.

Here are some of the most noticeable changes:

  • The Windows Store gets an important update to improve performance and reliability, as well as fixes for accessibility.
  • The network flyout now should properly open the network settings when clicking networks or VPN connections.
  • Windows Hello gets a minor fix to prevent the Lock screen to repeat the name of the person logging in.
  • Lock screen get bug fix that prevented background image from displaying correctly.
  • Settings app receives minor improvements while searching settings.
  • Start menu receives a fix to address tiles appearing zoomed in.
  • Remote Desktop (mstsc) gets update to fix an authentication issue.

As for known issues, this is the first build that doesn’t contain any problems.

What’s new on Windows 10 Mobile build 14376

  • The Windows Store gets an important update to improve performance and reliability, as well as fixes for accessibility.
  • The Gadgets app update fixes issues with the Microsoft Display Dock.
  • Start screen update fixes problems with Live Tiles.
  • On the Settings app, Microsoft is fixing a few issues with offline maps, battery, storage, and language.

Known issues for Windows 10 Mobile build 14376

  • On Microsoft Edge, you can open PDF, but you can’t interact with PDF files using touch.
  • There are still battery drain issues with devices, including Lumia 830, 930, and 1520.
  • Wi-Fi will continue to disconnect, but Microsoft is working on a fix.
  • Microsoft is testing a new backup format for mobile devices that reduces the size stored on OneDrive. If you do a backup with the latest update, and back to the production release, then the Start layout won’t be preserved.

Windows 10 build 14376 for PC and Mobile is available immediately through the Fast ring. The new preview download and install automatically on your PC and Windows 10 Mobile handsets, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

Source Windows Blog

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