Microsoft gets closer to finalize the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The company has just began rolling Windows 10 build 14383 to the Fast ring for PC and Mobile devices. The new update comes with a many new improvements and fixes, but perhaps the biggest change is the removal of the watermark in the bottom right corner.
It’s important to note this change, because it signals when Microsoft has completed the development of a new version, and it’s move to the finalization process to get the operating system ready for the masses on August 2nd.
The software giant also points out that build 14383 is not the last version, between now and until the final release, Microsoft will be rolling out more test previous of the operating system for PC and Mobile devices.
What’s new on Windows 10 build 14383
On the PC version of the operating system, Cortana has a new keyboard shortcut to invoke listening mode: Windows key + Shift + C.
There is also a new fix to address a problem that disconnected a secondary monitor from your Surface Book. When connecting to a PC using Remote Desktop users should no longer see a second credential prompt in certain scenarios.
Explorer.exe has also been fixed to stop hanging in certain monitor configurations. There was an issue that resulted some Bluetooth mouse from accelerating erratically when moving the cursor and now that problem is fixed.
On Microsoft Edge, when clicking the “Get more extensions from the Store” under the Extension pan should now take you to the new extension section in the Store. In build 14383, Microsoft is also addressing a memory leak problem when loading certain web pages.
Known issues Windows 10 for PC
This new test version doesn’t really have significant known issues. However, if you see that the evaluation copy expires in July 15th, don’t worry because it won’t. Microsoft says this behavior will disappear soon.
There is also a problem with the Hyper-V firmware that will affect booting Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 5 VMs. The workaround is to disable Secure Boot during this period.
What’s new on Windows 10 Mobile build 14383
On Windows 10 Mobile, the new test version includes improvements on battery performance. Microsoft Edge should no longer have issues zooming in and out on embedded maps.
Windows 10 Mobile build 14383 resolves scaling issues and problems with pinning tiles to the Start screen. In addition, Visual Voicemail should work properly after hard resetting the device.
New notifications should no longer turn on the display by mistake. There are also some improvements on the keyboard, Groove Music should work as expected, and Store purchases should go smoothly with the new update.
Known issues Windows 10 Mobile
The latest test mobile of the operating system includes a few known issues, including Voice Recorder does not show up consistently as an option for Call Recording.
On this flight, you can open PDFs in Microsoft Edge but won’t be able to use touch to interact with the PDF.
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.
Microsoft is listing the complete list of fixes and known issue for build 14383 at the Windows Blog
Windows 10 build 14383 for PC and Mobile is available immediately through the Fast ring. The new preview download and install automatically, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.
If you can’t wait until August 2nd, with today’s release, Windows 10 is stable enough to be use as a day-to-day operating system.