Windows 10 ‘Redstone’ build 14267 for PC releases with new features (video)

Microsoft releases a new Redstone preview (build 14267) with new features in Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and Messaging app. Here's what's new.

On February 18th, Microsoft begins the roll out of Windows 10 build 14267 to the Fast ring of updates. This is the sixth build the software giant released as part of the Redstone update that due later this year. In addition, build 14267 for Windows 10 marks the first preview for Insiders that include new features and visual changes.

In the latest preview of Redstone, Microsoft is including new features in Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Messaging app, and it’s also adding a handful of fixes, and only one known issue.

Here’s what’s new in Windows 10 build 14267

Cortana

  • Search music: When you open Cortana, users will see a new music icon on the top-right corner to do music search. Similar to Shazam, you can click the music icon to let Cortana listen and figure out the song that is playing.

Cortana music search

Microsoft Edge

  • Favorites bar additions: Those who choose to enable the favorites bar, now can right-click on it and choose to only show favicons, and users can also add new folders.
  • Clear browsing data on exit: Starting with the new build, users can choose to clear their browsing data when closing Microsoft Edge by going to Settings > Clear browser data and clicking the Choose what to clear button, and enable Always clear this after I close the browser.
  • Improved Download prompt: Microsoft’s new web browser now comes with an option that allows you get prompted before starting downloading a file and it also let you specify where to save a file. You can do this by opening Settings and changing the Download settings.

Microsoft Edge Favorites bar

Messaging + Skype

  • Photo attachments: Now you can attach photos to your Skype messages by clicking the paperclip icon in the lower-left cover when writing a new message. You can also have access to the Camera app to take a photo for sharing on a message and you can share your location too.

Along with the new features, Microsoft is also including a number of fixes that you can see listed below.

Here’s what’s fixed on Windows 10 build 14267

  • Choosing “Reset This PC” under Settings > Update & Security > Recovery should now work as expected.
  • You should no longer see a WSClient.dll error dialog after logging in.
  • The front-facing camera should be usable again on PCs with Intel RealSense cameras and you should be able to use Windows Hello again.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where incorrect storage capacity was provided for the system volume (the hard drive in which Windows is installed on) under Settings > System > Storage.
  • The first preview of Windows 10 released on February comes with one known issue.

Here are the known issues for Windows 10 build 14267

Microsoft explains that those using Hyper-V and upgrade to the latest build, you will lose network connectivity using more than one vswitch. However, here’s the workaround:

  • Remove all the virtual network adapters connected to the vswitch, delete the vswitch and recreate it, then reconnect their virtual NIC to the new vswitch.
  • Admin command prompt, do netcfg -d will wipe-out all the vswitch settings so that you can start from scratch.

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14267 is available immediately through the Fast ring via Windows Update. The new build will install automatically, but you can always force the update manually going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

Update, February 28, 2016: Here’s a hands-on video highlighting all the new change for Windows 10 build 14267, including new Power & sleep, OneDrive backup feature in the Recovery options, new color picker in Colors, and more.

Source Windows Blog

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