Microsoft today launched its latest version of the Windows 10 “Threshold 2” (TH2) update to Windows Insiders in the fast ring. Build 10576 and contains several bug fixes, improvements and a few new features.
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) October 29, 2015
Windows 10 Preview Build 10576
According to the blog post by Gabe Aul, there are some interesting new features in Microsoft Edge. You’ll be able to cast videos from YouTube, photos from Facebook, or music from Pandora. Currently, there’s no ability to cast content from streaming services like Netflix or Hulu.
Ask Cortana is a new feature that allows you to highlight text while reading a PDF in Microsoft Edge.
The Xbox beta app for Windows 10 with new social integrations with Facebook and Xbox Live. Game DVR has received some new functionality including the ability to do voiceover recording. For a full look at what the update includes, you can read this article on Xbox Wire.
Here’s what has been fixed in this build:
- We fixed the 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.
- We introduced an early preview of nested virtualization so that people could run Hyper-V Containers in Hyper-V virtual machines with Build 10565. This build includes performance improvements.
- We’ve been addressing a lot of feedback around localization text UI in various languages and you’ll see a lot of that work in this build.
- The search box should now work in this build if you are in a locale where Cortana is not available.
And the known issues:
- To continue receiving missed call notifications and send texts from Cortana, you will need to be on this build and higher. We’ve made a change that improves this experience that requires newer builds.
- When notifications pop up from Action Center, any audio playing (like music from Groove, or videos from the Movies & TV app) gets reduced by 75% for a period of time.
After upgrading to this build, all your Skype messages and contacts are gone in the Messaging app. The workaround for this is to navigate to this folder in File Explorer:
- Delete or rename the “PrivateTransportId” file.
- Then restart the Messaging app.
- Small form-factor devices, like the Dell Venue 8 Pro, that boot with rotation or virtual mode screen size set larger than the physical screen size will experience a bluescreen on upgrade and will roll back to the previous build.
- After upgrading to this build, the power button on your Surface Pro 3 may no longer put your Surface Pro 3 to sleep and instead shut down.
- WebM and VP9 have been temporarily removed from builds. We continue to develop a VP9 implementation that we intend to ship in Windows. Expect VP9 to return soon in a future build.
I’m still in the process of upgrading my Lenovo and Windows phone to the new builds rolled out today. When it’s done we’ll have some more information about the Microsoft Edge and other enhancements.
If you’re testing out this new build, let us know how your upgrade goes and what you think about the new features in the comments below.