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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14901 Released For PC

Just a mere week after releasing Anniversary Update to millions of devices across the world, Microsoft has decided to keep the ball rolling with shifting to next development branch. Now that Anniversary Update is out for PCs and current branch is replaced by 14393 (version 1607), the company has decided to embark upon the build journey for next big update, Redstone 2! That’s the sweetness of Windows-as-a-Service(WaaS), rolling out new features and improvements continuously, development mode never takes rest. So all those Insiders in Fast Ring who are excited to lay their hands on next build, can now go for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14901 which is released by Microsoft earlier today.

This is the first build for PCs after Anniversary Update. As it has been the trend, Microsoft focuses on the PC builds after any big update to make some structural improvements to OneCore, which is shared nucleus of Windows across all types of devices, be it PC, tablet, phone, IoT, Hololens or Xbox. With some code refactoring and structural optimization, team is making sure that OneCore is stable and firm before rolling out new features and improvements.

Hence, a word of caution here for the interested Insiders. These builds can be a little extra buggy with some other issues which might be a little unpleasant for some people. However, you can always head to Release Preview Ring if you’re not liking the experience with the new build.

Now, let’s have a look at what this build brings to the table:

What’s New

Improving Product Education: As part of an effort to explore new ways of educating our customers on features in Windows 10 – we are testing out new notifications within File Explorer. They’re designed to help customers by providing quick, easy information about things they can do or new features they can try to have a better experience with Windows 10. If you want to opt out of these notifications, you can do so by unchecking ‘Show sync provider notifications’ from the Options menu in the File Explorer View tab.

What’s Broken

  • Support for kernel debugging over 1394 has been removed, but will be available in an upcoming kit release. A work-around will be posted to the Debugging Tools for Windows Blog shortly.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader crashes when you try to launch it.

Apparently, that is all for Build 14901. Microsoft is expected to roll out Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile as the team at Redstone is working hard for the same. Once the Mobile division is stable and rolled out to a majority of devices, Microsoft will start rolling out Redstone 2 builds for Mobiles as well.

Till then, keep giving feedback for taking an active part in improving the product with Microsoft. Let us know your thoughts on the new build.

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