Latest Windows 10 Redstone 2 Build Released to PC and Mobile Fast Ring Insiders
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
Microsoft has begun rolling out the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview to PC and Mobile users who subscribe to their Fast Ring program. The new build of their Windows 10 OS, Insider Preview 14936, offers a few improvements as well as some long awaited edge extensions.
New Extensions in Microsoft Edge
We’re working with partners on adding new extensions and want our Insiders to try them out first! We have another new release which we need your help testing and giving feedback on before we publish to the general public: Turn Off the Lights is a lightweight and useful add-in designed for a more comfortable video experience. We also need some more help testing our other preview extensions: Tampermonkey is a popular userscript manager that lets users customize the content of pages across the web. Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant is your smart shopping cart across the web, which collects your browsed products and lets you get price alerts for saved products and compare products between sellers.
Authentication changes affecting connectivity to NAS devices and home file servers
After updating to the latest Insider Preview builds, you may have noticed that shared devices on your home network have disappeared from your home network folder. You may have also noticed your mapped network drives are not available. If you change your network to “private” or “enterprise”, it should start working again. For more information on this behavior change, see this Microsoft Security Bulletin.
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Updates
WSL will install Ubuntu version 16.04 (Xenial) instead of Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) in an upcoming release. This change will apply to Insiders installing new instances (lxrun.exe /install or first run of bash.exe). Existing instances with Trusty will not be upgraded automatically. Users can upgrade their Trusty image to Xenial using the do-release-upgrade command. Full WSL release notes can be found here.
Of course, this update isn’t for your daily users, they’ll want to wait for the public release as there are still problems in these builds, as Tencent apps and games will cause a BSOD on desktop, and WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat won’t install on the mobile build if default storage is SD Card, at least not yet.