Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
 
Given below are the new features which are available with the new Build 14352:
 
Cortana Improvements
 
Cortana, Your Personal DJ: Additionally to playing songs via your local files and OneDrive, you will now be able to play songs from the entire Groove Music Catalog by using Cortana. If you have Groove Music Pass, all you need to do is ask Cortana to play your favorite song, playlist, artist or genre. This will also work with Cortana on your Lock Screen.
  • “Hey Cortana, play <song name>”
  • “Hey Cortana, play <artist>”
  • “Hey Cortana, play my <Groove playlist name>”
  • “Hey Cortana, pause” 
It is to be noted that Groove Catalog support at the moment is available for U.S English only, and it will be available in other regions in the near future.
 
Set a timer: You will now be able to set your timer using Cortana, in order to remind you to take a break, get a snack, or while cooking. You will be able to set the timer, query how long is left and cancel using natural language. On your PC, this works logged in or above the Lock screen. On your smartphone, you will be able to use speech or text. The examples are as given below:
  • “Hey Cortana, set a timer for 10 minutes”
  • “Hey Cortana, how much time is left?”
  • “Hey Cortana, cancel my timer” 
Microsoft states,
 
“We are continuing to improve the overall user experience including conversation mode (“set a timer”, then specify the time), and enable turning off a ringing timer using speech. Try out.”
 
Windows Ink
 
Updated Sticky Notes: With the latest update, Sticky Notes is now better than it was before, it now comes with the ability to create Cortana reminders from your notes, and it will flow with you across your Cortana enabled devices. You can now also ink or type a phone number and it readies itself for calling, writing email address, directly launching to your emails, write a URL and launch into Microsoft Edge right from the Note. The Sticky Notes is a standalone app; all you need to do is launch it from the start if you need to use it outside of Windows Ink Workspace.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“Certain features are currently limited to EN-US, with more market and language support coming in future updates.”
 
Compass on the ruler: Microsoft has updated the Windows Ink ruler in order to include a compass. If the ruler is oriented in the direction of any of the cardinal points or midpoints, the compass indicator will become bold.
 
 
 
Image Source: blogs.windows.com
 
General improvements to the Windows Ink experience: Microsoft has made performance and reliability improvements based on user feedback, which includes the following: 
  • Sketchpad will now dismiss if you tap Esc or Windows key combinations (for example, Win + S or Win + D).
  • We’ve updated the export icon to be the more familiar floppy disk icon for saving your sketch.
  • We’ve polished the experience of opening Sketchpad when many ink strokes are present on the canvas.
  • We fixed an issue that resulted in Sketchpad sometimes needing to be tapped twice before it would launch from the Windows Ink Workspace flyout.
  • Sketchpad and Screen Sketch will now default to touch inking ON for non-pen devices. They will also remember the state of the button when you relaunch Windows Ink Workspace.
  • Going forward from Build 14252, the Windows Ink Workspace icon state (on or off) on the taskbar will be preserved after upgrading.
  • We have updated Sticky Notes to show a small sticky note icon next to the app name when hovering over the app in the taskbar or in Task View. 
Other items of note
 
Windows Game bar improved with full-screen support: One of the most common requests made by users for the Windows 10 Game DVR feature is the ability to use the Windows Game bar with more games running in full-screen. With this flight, Microsoft has gone on to add support for six additional games in full-screen mode with Windows game bar: League of Legends, World of Warcraft, DOTA 2, Battlefield 4, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and Diablo III. With these games, you can now use Windows key + G to bring up the Windows Game bar when the game is running full-screen.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“You can control this feature through the Windows Game bar settings. In the settings dialog, look for the “Show Game bar when I play full-screen games” checkbox.”
 
Feedback Hub will now show Microsoft responses: You will now be able to see short status tags on feedback which will allow you to know what Microsoft is doing. The tags are a short-form way to give status on feedback and what the company is actively working on or has made changes for. The tags will often be published along with a “Microsoft response” comment that gives more context on what the company is doing. This change also replaces the “Received” tag that you’ve been seeing on all feedback with something much more useful and informative.
 
Updated File Explorer icon: Based on Insider feedback, Microsoft has updated the File Explorer icon with more color.
 
Image Source: blogs.windows.com
 
Deploying Windows Enterprise edition gets easier: Prior to Windows 10, the upgrade from the Pro to Enterprise edition required a complete wipe and reinstallation of the OS. In Windows 10, the company has enabled bit-less edition upgrade from Pro to Enterprise. This means that all the features are on the device already and the upgrade to Enterprise edition can be performed by changing the product key rather than having to download and deploy a new image. However, doing this would require rebooting in order to complete it.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“We heard a lot of feedback about having to reboot to complete the upgrade so starting with this build a reboot is no longer required when upgrading from the Pro to Enterprise edition. You can try out this out by going to “Settings -> Update & Security -> Activation” in the settings app and click the “Change product key” button and enter a valid Enterprise product key.”
 
Limited Period Scanning: Limited Periodic Scanning is a new security setting allowing you to choose to turn it on if you use an antivirus program other than Windows Defender. This setting can provide an additional line of defense in scanning and detecting malware on your device. To enable this – go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Defender and turn “Limited Periodic Scanning” on.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“Each month Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool detects malware on 1 to 2 million devices, even those running other antivirus software. This setting can be turned on for unmanaged devices.”
 
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