Just as the dust settles from the Windows team releasing what many presume to be the final OS build going out to older Windows phones in cumulative build 10586.164, the team releases a new build today.
Gabe Aul and the Windows team have pressed the button on releasing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview 14283 to Insiders on the Fast Ring. With this being a Redstone release build, there are bound to be some things that get fixed, but it looks like the Windows team are also starting to get back to offering new features in releases.
Here’s what’s new in Build 14283
- Improvements to the Phone app: We know how important it is to stay informed when someone is trying to reach you, whether that’s through notifications, Live Tiles on your Start screen, or directly within your communications applications. To help with this, we’ve added missed call and voicemail waiting indicators to the tabs inside the Phone app. Once you navigate to a tab with a missed call or voicemail – the indicator goes away. We’ve got another change coming that will keep the indicator in place until you navigate away from the tab. There is also a bug where you might not see the indicator clear right away – a fix is coming soon for this as well. Let us know what you think!
- Updates to Outlook Mail & Calendar: Yesterday, we released an update to the Outlook Mail & Calendar apps that introduces some new features and improvements. In Outlook Mail, you can turn off the message preview text in the message list (Settings > Reading > Conversation and turning “Show preview text” off). You can also quickly get rid of junk email in your inbox by pressing down on a message to bring up the context menu and choosing ‘Move to Junk’. In Outlook Calendar, you can now let others know “I’ll be late” directly from meeting notifications.
- Coming Soon – the Feedback Hub: When you open Insider Hub on this build, you will see a new welcome dialog for Feedback Hub. Coming in the next mobile and PC build – we are bringing together the Insider Hub and Windows Feedback apps into a single app called the Feedback Hub. The Feedback Hub carries over all of the best things from the previous two apps plus some new things Insiders will enjoy. For example, in addition to upvoting feedback, you will be able to also leave comments on feedback. We have also redesigned the homepage in Feedback Hub to bring together announcements and quests. Stay tuned as we’ll have more to say about the Feedback Hub with the next builds for mobile and PC when the app is ready for Insiders to use.
It’s finally beginning to feel like the Windows team is getting into the hang of balancing refinements with optimizations as newer builds seed to Insiders. Let’s hope the pace continues
Happy downloading, Insiders!Further reading: Gabe Aul, Microsoft, notifications, Windows 10 Mobile