Some rather good news for Windows Insiders this week as Microsoft rolls out two new preview builds, one for PCs while the other for mobile devices. Earlier Insiders were offered Windows 10 Mobile Build 10581, and now a second upgrade has been released for the PC version with Build 10576.
According to Microsoft, the latest PC build 10576 is more than mere bug fixes and minor enhancements. For instance, the new build gets a new Media Casting feature in Microsoft Edge, which means Insiders will now be able to stream videos, audio content and photos to any Miracast and DLNA compatible devices directly from the Edge browser.
Another new feature included in build 10576 is that ‘Ask Cortana’ is now included in PDFs in the Edge browser. Hence, not only you will be able to highlight the text while reading PDF files in Edge, but you can also right-click to use ‘Ask Cortana’ if you are looking for additional info.
Another notable change is the Xbox beta app for Windows 10 which now gets a new voiceover recording functionality, which is now included in the Game DVR. In addition, the store in the Xbox beta app allows users to search and buy games, which also include games with Gold and Deal with Gold promotions, along with Xbox One 25 digit codes which can be redeemed within the app.
Hence, with the new Windows 10 Preview Build 10576, Insiders will have a chance to try out a plethora of new features included in the new build, which is now being pushed over to Insiders on the Fast Ring.
Here’s the list of fixes that are included in this build:
- An issue where the Xbox app for Windows 10 would consume gigabytes of memory on your PC if you have any Win32 games (non -Windows Store games) installed on your PC that have been identified as games or added by you in the Xbox app.
- Improved nested virtualization (Hyper-V Containers) performance.
- A lot of feedback around localization text UI in various languages incorporated in this build.
- The search box should now work in this build if you are in a locale where Cortana is not available.
The final version of Threshold 2 release is likely to be rolled out in November, and the Windows maker is apparently giving the update its final touches. Meanwhile, the company has also reportedly started working on the first major update for Windows 10 codenamed Redstone, which is expected to be a massive Windows 10 update in terms of scale, something similar to how Windows 8 was upgraded to Windows 8.1.