Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Insider Preview build ahead of its Windows 10 event


Another week, another new build of Windows 10. Today, Microsoft is releasing build 14955 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring for both PCs and Mobile devices. The latest update for Windows 10 doesn’t include a lot of new features as it’s only a few builds newer than the previous Insider Preview release (build 19451). Microsoft did add quite a few improvements with the last Insider Preview build, which is why the latest build doesn’t include a lot of major improvements. It does still include some other minor improvements, but they simply aren’t anything major. Here’s quick rundown:

Outlook Mail & Calendar now supports interactive notifications, which will allow you to be able to quickly mark an email as read, move it, archive it, or even delete it right from the notification. The update also introduces support for @mentions, and the ability to pop-out an email and the Compose box. Of course, this isn’t really a new feature for build 14955, and you can get it on older builds of Windows 10 Redstone 2 — but it’s definitely a pretty neat update.

Windows 10 build 14955 also brings context awareness in Narrator, which will make it much easier to navigate around the OS:

Context Awareness in Narrator (PC): As you navigate around, you can be notified about different groups or other areas you move to, such as groups in the Office ribbon. To configure the amount of context you hear, cycle through options with ALT + Caps Lock + /. To change whether the context is read before the item with focus or after, use CTRL + Caps Lock + /. To check the context at any point. Press Caps Lock + D twice.

Microsoft is, indeed, in the “good times” of Windows 10 development which is why Insiders are getting a couple of new features and some neat improvements with most new builds of Windows 10. We’ll get to know more about Microsoft’s plans for the future of Windows 10 tomorrow at its Windows 10 event in New York City, where the company is expected to talk about upcoming features for Windows 10. We’ll be covering it live from New York City, so make sure to bookmark our dedicated page for the event here.