With Windows 10 now receiving biannual updates, keeping up with changes is quite challenging. The Windows Insider program allows you to receive previews of upcoming updates like the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which is expected during our Spring. I’ve been living on the edge and running updates from the Fast Ring of the Windows Insider program. A new update, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 for PC, was made available today and it promises to fix a number of issues from the last release and add some new features.
For the most part, the build I’ve been running on my Lenovo Miix 510 tablet has worked well although there have been a few glitches such as the Edge browser crashing (I know I could/should use Chrome but I’m testing the OS updates and that means sucking it up sometimes and using built-in apps rather than old favourites), sleep/wake problems and the odd application crash.
The new update, designated as Build 16226, includes a bunch of changes to Edge, an update to the library of emojis you can access, a new setting for managing App-requested downloads, enhancements to the keyboard and pen input methods, a currency converter in the Calculator app, and a bunch of other features.
An article on the Windows 10 blog details all the enhancements and lists a bunch of bug fixes.
For IT admins, it’s a good idea to designate a number of users as testers for these updates so they can be field tested against different hardware and software you depend on.