Windows 10 build 14959 brings ‘Unified Update Platform’ to Mobile and more

Kareem Anderson

Windows 10 Creators Update

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Last week Microsoft made a big to-do about its newly named Creators Update for Windows 10 scheduled to hit devices early 2017. During the October Windows 10 event, the company showcased a ton of new features, features which have not made it to Insider testing; that is until now.

Today, Dona Sarkar, the head of the Windows 10 Insider program used a cryptic tweet to hint at a new build being released to Insiders and as of 10:04 AM PT, build 14959 is now available for download.

Here is what’s new with Windows 10 Insider preview build 14959:

Unified Update Platform: This build for Mobile is being published using our new update publishing system called Unified Update Platform (UUP). For more information on UUP – check out this blog post from Bill.

Controlling the Display Scaling of your Virtual Machines (PC):  We’ve heard your feedback that Hyper-V Virtual Machines sometimes aren’t scaled as you’d expect, so we’ve added a new Zoom option in the View menu, where you can override the default scaling and set it to 100, 125, 150 or 200 – whichever matches your preference. Along the way, we also fixed an issue where certain VMs wouldn’t display the remote desktop connection bar after entering full screen mode. We are still refining the experience so there might be some rough edges. For example, although we added zoom levels to handle high DPI more gracefully, when zooming you won’t be able to see the VM’s whole screen without scrolling.

Some may have been expecting to read about the new People functionality in the task bar or other Creators Update integration; Sarkar refers to earlier talk about those updates slowly rolling out over the next few preview releases.

Head over to your Update Settings page to grab the new build and visit our earlier post about more details on what to expect in upcoming Creators Update Insider previews.

Happy downloading, Insiders!