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Monday, June 29, 2015

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10158 for Fast Ring


Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10158

Microsoft seems to be pushing Windows 10 ‘Insider Preview’ Build 10158 to Windows Insiders. The latest build brings various improvements to the overall stability and quality while adding polish to the UI. Microsoft also adds a few new features to its new Microsoft Edge web browser.

The new build is available for download through Windows Update for users already running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. You can download and update Windows 10 build 10158 by following these steps:
  • Click on the start menu and in the search box type ‘Windows Update’
  • Choose ‘Windows Update Settings’
  • In the left panel click ‘Preview Builds’
  • Click on the ‘Check’ now.
  • Download the new build
After the build downloads, your machine will begin to install 10158. Once the installation is complete, you should be running the latest version of Windows 10 for Insiders.


What's new in Windows 10 build 10158 for Insiders

Microsoft Edge: Microsoft has now replaced the Project Spartan branding with Microsoft Edge in this build. Additional improvements to Microsoft Edge include:
  • Addition of a "home" button on the browser, which can be enabled under Settings > Advanced Settings by enabling the “Show the home button”.
  • Ability to import favorites/bookmarks from other browsers into Microsoft Edge.
  • Options for changing what you see when you first start Microsoft Edge.
  • New customization for the New Tab page, which allows you to choose to either see top sites and suggested content – or just top sites.
  • Password and form-fill support.
  • Audio from Microsoft Edge plays while the app is minimized or in the background.
  • Drag and drop tabs to a new window
  • Dark Theme
[NOTE] Microsoft Edge has a new app ID that will cause any favorites, cookies, history and Reading list items that you had saved in “Project Spartan” from previous builds to be lost after upgrading. If you want to keep these, make sure you back up your favorites before upgrading to Build 10158. To save your favorites, follow these steps before upgrading to the next build we release (do it now):
  • Copy your favorites from %localappdata%/Packages/Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy/AC/Spartan/User/Default/Favorites.
  • Save them to %userprofile%/Favorites.
  • After upgrading to the next build open Microsoft Edge, choose Settings, and you’ll see an option to import favorites from another browser. Choose Internet Explorer to import the favorites you saved in your %userprofile% directory into Microsoft Edge.


General UX improvements and refinement: You’ll continue to see general UX improvements and refinement in this build. For Continuum, you’ll see a lot of bug fixes as well as improved Tablet mode animations, improved support for Windows 8/8.1 apps and classic (Win32) apps in Tablet mode. And when using the Start Menu, you can swipe up on the left side to open All apps. This also works in Tablet mode, when you have opened up the left side of Start behind the hamburger menu. Additionally, in All apps – you can click on a letter to quickly go to apps on the All apps list under that letter (great for people with lots of apps installed).


On the Taskbar, when an app needs your attention, it will now flash in orange. And when you download something or move files around in File Explorer, the progress animation in the Taskbar has been changed back to green and back to animating horizontally (instead of white and animating vertically seen in the previous build).

Updates to Cortana:  Cortana's Notebook is in its final stages of development with a combined Profile and Settings experience. Cortana now has a dark theme color to match the rest of the OS. Tracking your flights has also been enabled so when you get an e-mail with flight or package information from supported providers they show up in the Cortana experience and Cortana will also alert you about them. Alerts for going to work, going home and the airport are also work now too. You should also try sending an e-mail with Cortana – we enabled this in this build! Just say everything at once such as who you want to email (you can send to multiple people), the subject of the e-mail, and what you want your email to say and that’s it. For example – you would say something like “Email Gabe Aul Super Awesome Window Feedback…” and then what you want the message to say. You can even make corrections with your voice. Note – this feature requires an Internet connection and works for U.S. (English) right now.

Cortana integration with Office 365: With this build, you’ll be able to try out the Cortana integration with Office 365 if your company is opted into First Release for Office 365. Cortana is already great at letting you quickly see what your day is going to look like, when and where to go for your first meeting, get a sense of travel times to work, or even get updates for upcoming trips from your calendar. Cortana gets even better with a connection to Office 365, which enhances Cortana’s ability to help you prepare for meetings, learn about the people you work with, and remind you where you need to be next so you won’t be late. Give it a try!

Check out the updated Photos app for Windows 10: We’ve published an update to the Photos app via the Windows Store Beta. Not only does this update have general performance and reliability improvements, it also has new capabilities that Windows Insiders have been asking for. For example – the Photos app now supports animated GIFs. This was a top request from Windows Insiders!


Microsoft has included an "Open with" button in the photo viewer. While viewing a photo, click the “…” icon at the top right and choose “Open with”. This was another top request from Windows Insiders. And now links to your saved photos, screenshots, and camera roll are available on the Albums page.

Snipping Tool: The Snipping Tool now has a new 5-second delay feature, while allows you to capture pop-up menus.


Insider Hub: As I mentioned here, the Insider Hub is no longer pre-installed starting with this build. You can reinstall the Insider Hub app through the following steps:

  • Go to Settings, System, Apps & features.
  • Click Manage optional features then Add a feature.
  • Select the Insider Hub entry (the list is in alphabetical order) and click Install.

Preview releases of Windows 10 SDK: Tomorrow, we will also be flighting the Windows 10 SDK for this build. Our goal is to match each OS flight delivered to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. However, there may be times where we have an OS flight without an SDK release. We’ll also release a matching version of the Windows 10 Mobile emulator. With both the latest SDK and emulator, your apps can access the latest Windows capabilities and APIs in the newest builds. The Building Apps for Windows blog will post which build of Windows maps to version of the SDK being released along with a change log of new APIs; major bugs fixed; and note issues in the current SDK. As always, you can download the latest Windows SDK and mobile emulator from the Windows 10 Developer Tools page. Watch for a post tomorrow on the Building Apps for Windows blog when the Windows 10 SDK preview is available for download.

Surface 3: This build has the fix for the issue that was preventing the Surface 3 from upgrading successfully in prior builds. You should be able to upgrade to this build.

Surface Pro 3: This build has several fixes that improve battery life with the Surface Pro 3.

Microsoft is growing closer to finalizing Windows 10 for its public release. Because of this, all known issues have been fixed, and the company has no known issues to report with this build. Insiders are still encouraged to report anything that need fixing so the final Windows 10 can be launched error free.


source - Microsoft
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